At the Venice Biennale earlier this month, perhaps the most anticipated work on show was Anish Kapoor’s Ascension, a column of smoke rising from the floor to the ceiling of the Basilica di San Giorgio.
Back in the ‘70s, before he was one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Kapoor studied at Chelsea College of Art. The renowned art school’s end-of-year degree shows have just launched, and any art lover must surely be intrigued to see if the next Kapoor – or Chris Ofili, or Mark Wallinger, or Peter Doig, all of them Chelsea alumni – is among the students showing.
Well, Artfinder have made it a whole lot easier to find out, by working with the Dean, staff and students at Chelsea College to bring the degree shows to the iPad for the first time. Four apps, each dedicated to works from each of the College’s four BA courses (Textiles, Graphic Design Communication, Interior & Spatial Design and Fine Art), are available for free right now in the App Store. For those without iPads, the shows can be viewed on the Artfinder website.
There’s some wonderful work this year, and viewing the images in high quality on the pin-sharp iPad screen is a real privilege – the works from the Graphic Design & Communication shows are especially arresting.
So which of the artists showcased do you think has got what it takes to take the art world by storm? Check out the shows and let us know in the comments.