It’s an annual tradition at the Sectorlight HQ to put our pencils down and pack our bags a little early for the highly-anticipated Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Last Thursday, all 40 of us piled onto the tube and headed to Green Park to consume some art and culture. After 247 years of heritage offering previews of contemporary art, this year did not disappoint. Handpicked from over 12,000 entries, Michael Craig-Martin coordinated a breathtaking exhibition.
From Conrad Shawcross’ steel clouds in the courtyard to Jim Lambie’s kaleidoscope stripes cloaking the entrance staircase, we were hypnotised before setting foot into the main gallery. To follow was room after room driven by colour and diversity, showcasing painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and film from leading and emerging artists. We did laps around the galleries discussing our favourite pieces, debating its themes, and fantasising about a life where you don’t have to think twice about spending a small fortune on your dream painting. It’s safe to say the Sectorlight team waltzed into work Friday morning with an extra bit of inspiration.
If you haven’t been yet this summer, there’s still time. The exhibition is on until the 15th of August — you don’t want to miss it!