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Richard Wilson

Saatchi Gallery

1987

A site-specific installation of used sump oil and steel. This work has been installed in each of the three consecutive locations of the Saatchi Gallery in London.

orientation

Wilson's piece produces several sensory illusions simultaneously. Firstly the illusion of a solid plane where there is liquid, secondly a very disorientating set of reflections in the surface of the oil which appears like a vast mirror and thirdly a sense of huge mass due to the apparent depth of the contained material and the overwhelming aroma of sump oil. As one juggles the evidence of the senses with the often conflicting probability of what might be there, a series of re-orientations carry one further into the ideas with which Wilson is playing.

Saatchi Gallery