Roman at the RA

10 July 2020

Roman Zatorski (Year 9) has artwork chosen to feature in the RA Young Artists’ Summer Show.

We are delighted to report that Forest Pupil, Roman Zatorski (Year 9) and his sister Coco have had their artwork selected to feature in the Royal Academy Young Artists’ Summer Show.

The exhibition takes place every year, and is an opportunity for young artists aged 5 – 19 years old to submit artwork to be judged and selected for online and onsite exhibitions. This year the RA received over 17,700 submissions, and a panel of expert artist judges chose only 400 artworks to go into the online exhibition, and of those artworks, 200 were selected to feature onsite for the physical exhibition. Roman & Coco’s artwork was one of those chosen few! The online exhibition opens on Sunday 12th July and then the onsite exhibition is due to take place in the Autumn.

Roman describes how the artwork was created and the inspiration behind the piece.

“This is a joint project with my sister Coco Zatorski, aged 11. We have covered a horse skull in broken royal commemorative crockery. The collected crockery was mainly smashed by our little brother and because we live on a ship, so things often fall over! We chose a horse skull because the horse is a regal animal, associated with the Royal family and British pageantry. Tea drinking is also very English! We were inspired by the Aztec mosaic skull at the British Museum, and also by Damien Hirst’s “For the Love of God” diamond encrusted skull.”