Thursday, 10 January 2013


Richard Wilson is one of Britain's most celebrated sculptors. He is known for his interventions in architectural space which draw heavily for their inspiration from the worlds of engineering and construction and are characterised by concerns with size and structural daring.

This installation is the permanent installation in the Saatchi Gallery, London and is basically a vast tank made out of sheet metal and filled to the brim with thick sump oil. The work reflects the architecture of the room, seemingly doubling its size. The installation contains 8,000 litres of sump oil 20:50, from which the work takes its name. 

Wilson has become renowned for his site-specific installations. Of this work he says: 'It can be applied to any internal space ... and in each space it will be radically different – because it will reflect it and adapt to its parameters'