I like exhibitions showing a whole body of work from a single artist. I like being immersed in the unique vision. I like for that vision not to be interrupted or diluted by that of another. Occasionally we find ourselves standing in front of work that touches deeply; it is almost a stab, a point of primal knowing. Not appropriate here to reason or rationalise, just to feel. And I did… in the final room of Rothko at Tate Modern; here, experiencing and absorbing the rigour of Rothko’s large understated Black on Gray abstract canvases made in the last decade of his life. Absorbing. Sensitive. Intense. Minimal, almost monochromatic, yet deeply rich. I scribbled… Solid black matt gun metal oxidised warm grey yellow grey grey with rose cream grey blue grey
Artists in Residence at the V&A
With an exciting and ever-changing programme of artists and designers, there’s never a dull moment in our residency studios. We will give you an exclusive look into what it’s like to be in residence at the world’s greatest museum of art and design.
We have a thriving and exciting programme of artists in residence here at the Museum, with at least two practitioners inhabiting our studios at any given time.
Here we show the process of being an artist or designer in residence here at the V&A, with behind-the-scenes insights and stories from Residency Co-ordinator, Laura Southall, and the artists themselves.