PHOTO DIARY: SAATCHI GALLERY


Yesterday my sister and I found ourselves with a day to spare in London. We had tickets to go see The Book of Mormon in the evening (which, by the way, is by far the funniest show I have ever seen, and I 100% recommend it to anyone who isn't easily offended), but no plans up until that point. After deciding it was too cold for any form of outdoor sightseeing, we decided to spend the day at an art gallery which I have never visited before, The Saatchi, located in Chelsea.

Known for its controversial contemporary art, and influence on art in Britain in general, I was excited to see what the gallery had to offer. It feels particularly refreshing that the gallery predominantly showcases the art of unknown artists - it's great to see unknown talents being offered a platform they deserve. It's also a great place to head for some people watching and clothing inspiration. Honestly, I've never been among such an unknowingly and effortlessly trendy group of people.

With its clinical white floors and walls, harsh bright lights and severely empty feel, walking around the gallery felt very peaceful. Everyone is super respectful of the art, meaning you're able to get as close to the sculptures and paintings as you want to with no restrictions whatsoever, something which really adds to the overall atmosphere of The Saatchi. 

Although my favourite pieces of the day included two life size clay cows and a giant copper bobbin made of wood and copper thread, my favourite part of the visit had to be my sisters unimpressed comments of "I could have painted that", aimed at every piece of art she laid eyes on. My usual response being: "yeah Jaye, but you didn't."


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