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The giant ant and skulls installation invading London's Saatchi Gallery

The giant ant and skulls installation invading London's Saatchi Gallery

Charles Saatchi's artistic ant colony

Image: Saatchi Gallery
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Columbian artist, Rafael Gómezbarros, decorates the Saatchi Gallery in London with his new giant art installation – as part of its latest show ‘Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America’

Exhibited at Charles Saatchi's art space, 'Casa Tomada' is the frighteningly giant installation that's swarming the exterior – and interior – of the Saatchi Gallery.

Created by Rafael Gómezbarros, the art piece is a formation of giant ants crawling over the white walls of the gallery's first room and façade of the building. The powerful piece depicts how the world often sees migrant workers as vermin, and the artist emphasises his message by the technique used to make the giant ants.

Gómezbarros has only used wooden twigs for the legs and two resin and fibre glass casts of human skulls for the main body of the insects, which are all tied together with stripes of dirty white cloth.

'Casa Tomada' will be on display until August 31 at the Saatchi Gallery, London