The Saatchi Gallery has moved back into the world of street art with a group show featuring some of the top names from around the street art world.
Reading like a who’s who of some of the top female talent around at the moment, Miss Van, Olek, Hueman, Lora Zombie and Alice Pasquini are joined by the likes of Zabou, Faith47, Marina Zumi and Elle, creating a show packed full of talent.
We last visited the gallery for a street art show when they hosted Italian artist Alo in 2014. This time we wanted to really see the continuing development of Zabou, the London based French artist we’ve admired and supported for a while here on Inspiring City.
As the only London based artist in the show, she found herself in some pretty impressive company. According to the show literature, the curators were looking for artists who communicated ideas with depth and confidence and who also demonstrated high quality techniques and craftmanship.
A number of the artists had painted in London before. Italy’s Alice Pasquini makes regular visits over here and her work crops up every now and again. South Africa’s Faith 47 still has also still has some impressive pieces which can be seen on Hanbury Street and in Hackney Wick. Others like Hueman and Olek have also visited recently but their art has long since vanished.
Of the new artists to grab the attention of this blog at least, the work of Russia’s Lora Zombie and Spanish duo Crajes stood out. Clearly they are not new to the scene, all are established artists with great reputations and followings already, but new to us so it was good to be able to see their work not only in frames but in the case of Lora actually painted onto the walls too.
The show called ‘XX – A Moment in Time‘ is the latest in a long line of all female exhibitions. It’s certainly a popular trend, given a healthy jump start no doubt by the popular Femme Fierce festivals held for the past two years in the Leake Street tunnel. It’s a trend that looks likely to continue with galleries such as the Saatchi jumping firmly onto the bandwagon.
XX – A Moment in Time was visited on Thursday 4 February 2016. It is showing at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea and will run until 6 March 2016.
XX – A Moment in Time Gallery