Michael Landy's brilliant new exhibition animates the gruesome legends of saints
It's not abnormal to enjoy exhibitions, after all, thats the idea but when you come across a show that blows your mind to smithereens – now that's uncommon. This is how I felt when I attended Michael Landy's "Saints Alive" at the National Gallery. Armed only with the knowledge that Michael had "constructed robotic saints that move around," I had no idea what to expect.
Artwork page for ‘Keep your Head’, Edward Burra, 1930 Burra’s clear line allows a cutting observation of contemporary life. Scenes with Figures shows fashionable life in the south of France, with its voracious appetites, while in Keep Your Head he explored the unexpected juxtapositions of photomontage. Both works reflect his growing awareness in Surrealism, even though he never officially joined the movement.
Illustration: bold, brash patterns and pictures from Finland's Antti Uotila
It's a wonder we've never featured the multi-talented Antti Uotila on the site before as he's been involved in so much great stuff. The Finnish creative has more strings to his bow and more tricks up his sleeve than your average illustrator-cum-graphic designer, producing brash illustrations and pattern design as a freelancer on "Agent Pekka's":http://www.agentpekka.com/ roster as well as heading up the creative direction of the excellent…