New exhibition at Saatchi Gallery explores experimental and unusual image-making practices

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New exhibition at Saatchi Gallery explores experimental and unusual image-making practices

Featuring 13 trailblazing contemporary artists, Iconoclasts is a new exhibition set to open at London’s Saatchi Gallery on 27 September 2017. Its theme is to explore experimental and unusual image-making practices.

Thomas Mailaender “sunburns” cyanotypes of found images onto people’s bodies, Kate MccGuire creates large sculptures by repetitively layering crow feathers that echo the curved sculptures of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, and Josh Faught uses the tradition of crochet, knitting, and tapestry-making to explore queer identity and history.

While this group cannot be described as iconoclasts in the traditional sense of the word, they are all driven by an iconoclastic urge, which manifests itself in the intriguingly diverse and often destructive ways they produce art. A startling number of materials and techniques cohabit in one exhibition, where abstraction, figuration, creation and deconstruction combine.

By defying typical creative processes, the artists are exploring what modern iconoclasm might be, and seek to engage contemporary culture, politics and imagery within a range of diverse image-making practices.

Main image: Maurizio Anzeri, Giovanni, 2009. Photographic print with embroidery 51 x 41 cm © Maurizio Anzeri, 2017. Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Daniel Crews-Chubb Rituals (bumba and belfie pink), 2016 Oil, acrylic, spray paint and charcoal on un-stretched canvas 254 x 340 cm © Daniel Crews-Chubb, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Daniel Crews-Chubb Rituals (bumba and belfie pink), 2016 Oil, acrylic, spray paint and charcoal on un-stretched canvas 254 x 340 cm © Daniel Crews-Chubb, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Danny Fox Ice cream seller, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 243.8 x 304.8 cm © Danny Fox, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Danny Fox Ice cream seller, 2016 Acrylic on canvas 243.8 x 304.8 cm © Danny Fox, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Dale Lewis Eurovision, 2015 Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas 200 x 400 cm © Dale Lewis, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Dale Lewis Eurovision, 2015 Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas 200 x 400 cm © Dale Lewis, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Thomas Mailaender Illustrated People #6, 2014 Lambda print on paper mounted on aluminium and oak frame 110 x 80 cm © Thomas Mailaender, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Thomas Mailaender Illustrated People #6, 2014 Lambda print on paper mounted on aluminium and oak frame 110 x 80 cm © Thomas Mailaender, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Kate MccGwire Corvid, 2011 Crow's feather and mixed media 122 x 331 x 149 cm © Kate MccGwire, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Kate MccGwire Corvid, 2011 Crow’s feather and mixed media 122 x 331 x 149 cm © Kate MccGwire, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Renee So Man and Dog, 2012 Wool, oak frame 125 x 125 x 10 cm © Renee So, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Renee So Man and Dog, 2012 Wool, oak frame 125 x 125 x 10 cm © Renee So, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

 Douglas White New Skin For an Old Ceremony, 2011 Clay and steel table Dimensions variable © Douglas White, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Douglas White New Skin For an Old Ceremony, 2011 Clay and steel table Dimensions variable © Douglas White, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Alexi Williams-Wynn Echoes of the Kill (detail), 2015 Wax, wood, steel 170 x 120 x 110 cm © Alexi Williams-Wynn, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Alexi Williams-Wynn Echoes of the Kill (detail), 2015 Wax, wood, steel 170 x 120 x 110 cm © Alexi Williams-Wynn, 2017 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

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