American artist Sarah Sze, though in a different way to Carlos Garaicoa, whose exhibition has been next door at Parasol Unit, also considers the links between decay in the physical world to change in society in her exhibition ‘Paints a Picture’.
While outside in the garden all is calm, with a hammock in which to relax in the sun, inside the Victoria Miro Gallery there is ordered chaos with the walls covered with groups of images taken directly from the artist’s studio and rearranged here in London. There is a fascination about seeing inside the life and working environment of artists. Eduardo Paolozzi’s studio provides a glimpse into the personality of the artist in the National Gallery of Scotland and Lucien Freud’s studio is across the sea in the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin. Each of Susie Sze’s groupings is a storyboard – is this how novelists work as well as artists? It is perhaps a little too perfect. Is there really no clutter on the floor back at base and where is the bed?
Upstairs the ordered chaos moves into three dimensions with a cluttered desk which acts as a projector showing images on the desk top and projecting them across the room, like a planetarium, capturing the viewer and drawing him or her into the experience in ‘Images in Debris’. It is fascinating to watch both the changes within the desk itself and the projections onto the wall and the inter-relationship of them both.