Richard Billingham Untitled (RAL 28), 1994

Richard Billingham, Untitled (RAL 28), 1994

Richard Billingham, the artist who by self-confession is “trying to make order out of chaos”, is included in a new show at the Saatchi Gallery, which opens next week. Black Mirror: Art As Social Satire looks particularly at how political uncertainty has influenced our anxieties and ways of being, evaluating the “importance of art and satire in dissecting power structures, questioning societal norms and visualising political unrest”. Billingham’s Ray’s A Laugh series of images has been cited as one of the driving forces of “squalid realism”.