London, UK: This is in continuation to my trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to see the winners of the Jameel Art Prize 2011. I have written about the Jameel Art Gallery in last week’s article.
The winner of the award is Rachid Koraïchi’s – his work was in the Jameel Art Gallery itself while the other finalists had a dedicated gallery. The reason I wanted to see the various shortlisted show pieces was that each piece of art was bound to be an extension of the artists, some of them leading quite challenging lives due to the countries they were raised in. I love the way that they have blended various materials, such as textiles, paper, nails, glass etc, just as I blend words together to create great copy.