The Shape of Things to Come - in pictures

Sunday 23 October 2011 08:29

An exhibition of the work of '20 leading and emerging international artists working in sculpture today' has recently opened at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

From granite monoliths to neon structures, buckled cars and stuffed horse hide, the The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture exhibition includes some of the most exciting sculptural works created in recent years.

Composed, assembled, sewn, nailed, glued, stacked or layered from materials as varied as clay, polished metal, fabric, plywood, dirt, horse hide, Styrofoam and found objects, the works in the exhibition push the notions of the already expanded field of sculpture.

Running from the monumental to the miniature, many of the works play with scale creating a disorienting and charged space between viewer and work. Figurative forms, both human and animal, are used as sites of anxiety and instability challenging art historical archetypes to create a rich new sculptural vocabulary.

Click on the image above to preview the exhibition in pictures

The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture is at the Saatchi Gallery in London until 16 October 2011

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