Known Unknowns – Saatchi Gallery group exhibition

Known Unknowns

21 March – 24 June 2018

Saatchi Gallery
London

Saatchi Gallery presents KNOWN UNKNOWNS, a major new exhibition featuring the work of 17 contemporary artists. Known Unknowns showcases an international selection of artists, born between 1966 and 1990, from the Saatchi Gallery’s collection. The title refers to the artists’ status in the mainstream art world – whilst the group is largely unknown, their respective practices are greatly admired by their artistic peers and seen as breaking new ground.

The exhibition features a diverse range of art forms including painting, sculpture, video and mixed media, with a particular focus on the craft of art-making. The works deal with a myriad of themes that relate to the visual conditions of contemporary life, such as the exponential flow of images, the representation of the body in the Internet age, and the ethics of viewing versus voyeurism.

These artists are not afraid to explore new media in thought-provoking ways, and each pursues a highly individualised practice. They are a seemingly disparate group, yet together reflect the diversity and breadth of contemporary art in a globalised and increasingly digital age. While Known Unknowns does not offer an obvious unifying theme or ideological point of view, it presents its audience with a group of artists that are worthy of wider exposure.

Artists:

TOM ANHOLT
FRANCESCA DIMATTIO
MARIA FARRAR
CHRIS HOOD
JILL McKNIGHT
MONA OSMAN
BEN SCHUMACHER
ISOBEL SMITH
SASKIA OLDE WOLBERS
ALIDA CERVANTES
THEO ELLISON
STEFANIE HEINZE
RANNVA KUNOY
STUART MIDDLETON
KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF
TAMUNA SIRBILADZE
BEDWYR WILLIAMS

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Chris Hood, Untitled, 2015  Oil on canvas,
213.5 x 167.5 cm
  © Chris Hood, 2015.
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London - Known Unknowns
Chris Hood, Untitled, 2015 Oil on canvas,
213.5 x 167.5 cm
 © Chris Hood, 2015.
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London – Known Unknowns
Stuart Middleton, Sad Sketches 2, 2014  Paper mâché, cardboard, watercolour, coloured pencil, polymer clay, aluminium foil and laminated chipboard, 70 x 125 x 195 cm
  © Stuart Middleton, 2014.
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London - Known Unknowns
Stuart Middleton, Sad Sketches 2, 2014 Paper mâché, cardboard, watercolour, coloured pencil, polymer clay, aluminium foil and laminated chipboard, 70 x 125 x 195 cm
 © Stuart Middleton, 2014.
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London – Known Unknowns
Kirstine Roepstorff, Hidden Truth, 2002
  Paper, glitter, pearls, sequins, paint, on wallpaper, collage, mounted on 4 aluminium panels,
274 x 388 cm
  © Kirstine Roepstorff, 2002.
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London - Known Unknowns
Kirstine Roepstorff, Hidden Truth, 2002
 Paper, glitter, pearls, sequins, paint, on wallpaper, collage, mounted on 4 aluminium panels,
274 x 388 cm
 © Kirstine Roepstorff, 2002.
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London – Known Unknowns
Stefanie Heinze, Ain't St.Nobody, 2014  Acrylic and oil on canvas,
360 x 450 cm
  © Stefanie Heinze, 2014. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London - Known Unknowns
Stefanie Heinze, Ain’t St.Nobody, 2014 Acrylic and oil on canvas,
360 x 450 cm
 © Stefanie Heinze, 2014. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London – Known Unknowns
Alida Cervantes, Horizonte En Cálma, 2011
  Oil on wood panel,
152.4 x 213.4 cm
  © Alida Cervantes, 2011. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London - Known Unknowns
Alida Cervantes, Horizonte En Cálma, 2011
 Oil on wood panel,
152.4 x 213.4 cm
 © Alida Cervantes, 2011. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London – Known Unknowns