The Royal Sculptors Summer Exhibition. London 2020
“Looking through the extraordinary collection of submissions, we can only think that in a time where we need resilience and strength, thank goodness the creative spirit is there to be our Muse. This is a summer show, after not only a pandemic, but also the questioning and holding to account of our society and its attitudes to race. On top of that, there are dire warnings about both the economy and the environment. The artist is now more than ever vital in the role of emissary, their work will not be untouched by these circumstances and the selection of this show exists within this reality.
The artists’ work on show mirror these concerns with exuberant and purposeful statements, whilst questioning the world around us. Some of the works are very small and these pieces have been placed together – a collection of curiosities by different hands. The intimacy of the table; simple, humble, without pretence. Perhaps this is our new reality, naked, stripped bare but we remain resolutely hopeful, and that hope is borne from the power of art to challenge and cajole, or maybe midwife clear blue sky thinking. Art will provide nourishment to our bruised souls.”
– Nicky & Robert Wilson