Michael Landy at the National Gallery

Michael Landy recently completed a two year residency as Associate Artist at the National Gallery, London. The resulting exhibition, Saints Alive, which opened to the public on 23 May, comprises drawings, collages and a series of large scale kinetic sculptures, inspired directly by depictions of saints in the National Gallery Collection.


For more information, please visit: National Gallery website


Please click on the links below to read critical reviews of the show:


Richard Dorment, Daily Telegraph, Monday 20 May, 4 Stars:

'An Inspired Choice'


Laura Cumming, Observer, Sunday 26 May:

'It is remarkable that the National Gallery had such faith in Landy, never mind reinforcing the floors for his giants. But the result is a tremendous event that seizes the viewer, involving us in a spectacle of passion, conviction, suffering and belief driven both literally and mechanically by violence. Their true subject, in this respect, is awe. These sculptures take you into the paintings, but above all into the lives of the saints, in the most eye-popping, nerve-touching, heart-wrenching way.'


The gallery has a number of works available by Michael Landy, please use this link to view them: MICHAEL LANDY

May 23, 2013