RA Summer Exhibition 2021

Congratulations to all The London Group members who are exhibiting this year!

The Skin of Myself  2021 by Wendy Anderson. Hand prints, mixed media and hand-made oils on wood

“The world’s most joyful art exhibition is back. From icons to the up-and-coming.”

Over 1,000 works were selected by coordinator Yinka Shonibare and a panel of artists, under the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’.

ADE ADESINA LG and AHMAD AHMAN
WENDY ANDERSON LG
JEFF DELLOW LG
ERIC FONG LG
CHARLOTTE C MORTENSSON LG
PHILIPPA STJERNSWARD LG
PAUL TECKLENBERG LG
ANTHONY WHISHAW RA LG
DAVID WISEMAN ARWS LG

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J 0BD
22 September 2021 — 2 January 2022


JEFF DELLOW LG

Screen Arena

The title is Screen Arena its composition is derived from an embedded drawing and the encapsulation of fluidity in paint. The screen is an opportunity for action and the sublime. The painting is a commentary on this meta position. A kind of image within an image or here an action within a liquid surface.An example of the contemporary sublime.


ERIC FONG LG

Shanghai Remedies: Mr Hu

Shanghai Remedies: Mr Hu is one in a series of portraits of Shanghai people and their medicine collection. Through chance encounters on the streets and in public parks, people of varying ages and occupations were invited to be photographed in their own homes, together with the medications they possessed. The portraits offer a glimpse of the subjects’ health conditions, personalities and living environments. In addition, by photographing the curious assortments of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western medicine in their collections, they explore the shifts in health and cultural practices in China.

Produced during an Artist Links residency in Shanghai, supported by the British Council and Arts Council England, 2006.


PAUL TECKLENBERG LG

Jacob’s Ladder

‘Jacob’s Ladder’ by Paul Tecklenberg LG has been selected by Eve Rothschild RA for this year’s summer show. The seven-metre sculpture is made out of nitric oxide bottles also known as ‘laughing gas’. This happened in the same week Preti Patel announced her intention to criminalise ‘laughing gas’ and people found in possession could face a prison sentence!


DAVID WISEMAN ARWS LG

Woodland Water near Abergavenny 102 x 76 acrylic on canvas 2020

This painting is inspired by a small wooded river near Abergavenny, Wales. I want to convey a feeling of change and movement in the landscape and for the paintings to be intriguing, tantalising and ambiguous held between the tactile qualities of paint and the celebratory, magical evocation of the depiction of a special place


ADE ADESINA LG and AHMAD AHMAN

Twenty Twenty by Ade Adesina and Ahmad Ahman. Linocut print, 80cm-80cm, 2020
Midday, Trench Town by Charlotte C Mortensson
Slowly Emerging Interior by Anthony Whishaw RA
Kissing Odessa 2021 by Wendy Anderson. Hand and Face Wall prints, mixed media and hand-made oils on canvas