Saatchi Yates represents and showcases emerging artists, staging large-scale exhibitions on the ground floor gallery space, with the lower floor dedicated to presentations of blue-chip contemporary art drawn from leading private collections.
Saatchi Yates is a commercial gallery founded by Phoebe Saatchi Yates and Arthur Yates which opened in London’s Mayfair in October 2020. Located on Cork Street, the spiritual home of the modern and contemporary art market in London, with over 10,000sqft of exhibition space spread across two floors. Saatchi Yates represents and showcases emerging artists, staging large-scale exhibitions on the ground floor gallery space, with the lower floor dedicated to presentations of blue-chip contemporary art drawn from leading private collections. Phoebe Saatchi Yates and Arthur Yates spent three years preparing for the gallery launch, during which time they built an...
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6 Cork Street
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  • Tesfaye Urgessa, 4 June - 25 August 2021

    Tesfaye Urgessa

    Chasing after the wind, 2020

    oil on canvas

    400 x 250 cm

    Tesfaye Urgessa

    4 June - 25 August 2021
    This summer, Saatchi Yates are pleased to present a solo show of new paintings by Tesfaye Urgessa. The artist lives and works in Germany, having emigrated from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He studied under modern master Tadesse Mesfin in Ethiopia, and later graduated from the Staatlichen Akademie in Stuttgart. Through these experiences, Urgessa was able to connect Ethiopian iconography, German Neo-expressionism from the 1980s and a deep fascination with traditional figurative painting to create a unique and striking language. The classical figurations with their writhing bodies create distorted psychological tension hidden in domestic settings, and the subject matter recalls intertwined representations of race and the politics of identity to create a narrative that runs through his practise. His recent series No Country For Young Men squeezes queues of refugees into the space of a 180cm by 180cm canvas. Among his most celebrated exhibitions are Oltre/Beyond at The Uffizi Gallerie in Florence...