Thank to LionArtProjects for this great blog about Sanctae.
So, I took a few people to see an exhibition at The Royal West Academy of England (RWA) this weekend. There is nothing unusual about that, except for the fact that the exhibition was Sanctae – A Portrait of Secular Saints, the latest and most ambitious body of work to date by mixed-media artist Ione Rucquoi. I have been following Ione Rucquoi for quite a while now and have even worked with her on a few occasions. To me (and to many others who have experienced her work), she is one of the most visionary contemporary artists around. After yesterday, where I witnessed at least half a dozen people being brought close to tears by her installation, it became clear to me that she may well be one of the most important British visual artists of her generation.
Consisting of twenty one 8ft by 3ft photographed gold-haloed full-frontal…
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