Saatchi & Saatchi #9
The other day I went to the Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, where they have Post Pop: East Meets West.
This is how the exhibition is described:
East Meets West examines why of all the twentieth century’s art movements, Pop art has had such a powerful influence over artists from world regions that have had very different and sometimes opposing ideologies.
Widely regarded as one of the most significant art movements of the last century, Pop Art exploited identifiable imagery from mass media and everyday life to reflect on the nature of the world we live in. This exhibition examines the relationship between western Pop Art and its lesser-known eastern counterparts including “Sots Art” in the Soviet Union and “Political-Pop” or “Cynical Realism”, which has flourished in Greater China since the turn of the twenty-first century.
I certainly love art in all it’s forms and as such have decided to share my experience with you. Online give us the opportunity to share the places we go to and the things we see, I for one would love to see some of the Exhibitions you might go to. I will post over the next few days the photos I took at the Exhibition, a series of Posts, called Saatchi & Saatchi # (whatever it is).
If you want to backtrack and look over past posts you will find it under my Arty Farty link here – Arty Farty
These remind me of the Russian matryoshka dolls, which of course I think they are mean’t to do.
These are not traditional in style, many of the older styler dolls would be in the fashion of a peasant or based on a fairytale character, modern ones perhaps based on Soviet leaders at times. There is something else however that I noticed, not sure if it is a staff member who placed the item being remiss or something done on purpose, can you see it?
If you notice anything unusual, please put it in the comments below 😀
What do you think of the design, the black face, the gold face etc, does it symbolize anything in your mind?
What are your thoughts on this?
© Justine Nagaur