It is always invigorating to find artists who take existing ideas and subjects and through rendering those ideas in their own style add value, give another perspective. Thus the ideas grow and our thinking is expanded.
The figures are monumental, and yet vulnerable.
They are accumulations, and so much more than the sum of their parts.
Overall this year's Summer Exhibition was successful for me. I saw the work of three powerful artists: Turrell, Rego, and Houseago, which would have been reward enough itself. But I also saw many works which I found attractive and gave me pleasure.