The Boiler House has got a new collection on display which is absolutely wonderful and the Switch House exhibition space is filled with really great works too. This was most people’s first visit to the Tate Modern but everyone’s first visit to the Switch House so we made a point of heading straight up to the 10th floor for the viewing platform catching the exhibition spaces on the way down. You most certainly need an entire day to see the Tate!
One artist’s works that we were particular keen to see were the Rothko paintings, couldn’t quite remember where it was in the gallery so it was a triumphant moment when we came across it on the second floor, one of our artist’s loved the paintings and made a joke that they gave him the feeling that Rothko could have been quite drunk when he made them, I think he was right on the money there! He is now feeling inspired to make paintings on a similarly large scale though a little sceptical about going up a ladder to reach the top!
Yutaka Takanashi’s work inspired another of our artist’s who is becoming increasingly interested in a more diverse variety of works in many different media. Takanashi’s photographs carry a very strong narrative capturing the atmosphere of the time in Tokyo, I think this has already started to inspire one of our artists onto a new line of enquiry.