A lot of interesting texture and colour in the fabulous work by graduates at the Royal Collage of Art show.
We loved the work of ceramist Ewelina Wisinowska who makes Mondrian like vessels in all colourways using high-tech methods to produce very tactile objects. http://vimeo.com/98713697.
The textile and materials students’ displays were really eye-catching. We loved the Indian woven panels by Neha Lad, the diverse work of Kate Varner Rieppel in concrete, wool and etched steel, Flett Bertram’s crochet and the lovely glass panels which look as if fabric has been pressed into them by Owen Johnson. Hard to reproduce vividly to best show off their wonderful textures but here are a few snapshots. Best to go and see them though.
In recent years, we have found that the materials, applied arts and product design displays are more exciting than the fine art, sculpture and photography show. This may be just because at Collectionet we are a bit biased towards pattern and colour as you may have realised by now! Our favourite photo was a wonderful yellow dress in a yellow room by Peter Watkins called Taufe, The Unforgetting.