This year the work of two artists is on display in the Royal Academy's Annenberg Courtyard: El Anatsui and John Maine RA
For this year's Summer Exhibition the celebrated artist El Anatsui has adorned the façade of Burlington House with one of the largest wall-hanging sculptures he has ever created.
El Anatsui, 'TSIATSIA - searching for connection', 2013. Aluminium, (bottle-tops, printing plates, roofing sheets) and copper wire, 15 x 23 metres. Photo © Benedict Johnson.
El Anatsui has garnered much international acclaim for a range of spectacular site-based installations. This large-scale bespoke piece, created for the Royal Academy, measures 15m x 23m and is entitled TSIATSIA - searching for connection. It will hang from the balustrade of Burlington House for the duration of the Summer Exhibition.
The sculpture is an intricate, shimmering, metallic ‘wall-hanging’ created from aluminium bottle-tops, printing plates and roofing sheets, amongst other materials.
Watch the installation of the work in this time lapse video:
Two sculptures by John Maine RA are on display in the Royal Academy's Annenberg Courtyard for the duration of the Summer Exhibition: Settlement (a work in three parts) which is formed of granite blocks (part one) portland roach and granite (part two) and granite monolith (part three), and Ukraine (granite).
Installation views of the Annenberg Courtyard showing sculptures by John Maine RA in the foreground Photos: Benedict Johnson
John Maine’s large carved stone sculptures, which typically employ simple forms such at a ring, frequently relate to the landscape and the environments in which they are located.
John Maine RA was elected an Academician in the category of Sculpture in 1995.
Watch the installation of John Maine's sculptures in this video: