I am proud to present my collection ‘The Streets of London’ in my first SOLO exhibition running this week from Monday the 21st until Sunday the 27th March 16 at The Tabernacle W11
Please come to my Private View this Thursday the 24th March between 6 pm and 8 pm to celebrate this very special moment in my career with me. Let’s raise a glass together !
The Event is FREE and children are welcome. There will be art materials there for them to have fun!
This is a photo of The Tabernacle W11 which I took on Sunday after set up. I have only just noticed that Ruby Wax was walking out in that very moment! I hope she liked my exhibition!:)
Here is how to get there:
Here is a write up about my collection:
My work is often inspired by the world around me and this could not be truer for my collection ‘The Streets of London’ inspired by the city’s ever evolving skyline. The collection is made of a series of glass art pieces representing London’s iconic buildings and sights from different viewpoints.
Vibrant colours and shiny surfaces are prevalent in this collection as is also the use of the techniques I widely use in my practice: I often contrast bold colours with transparency to stimulate visual impact and carefully manipulate mixed media and textures to add details and perspective. I exploit the tactile nature of kiln-formed glass to give my work an aesthetically pleasing look and feel. As the new buildings populating the London skyline feature shiny glass surfaces, so do my cityscapes made of layers of glass and metal oxides.
Beyond being a series of images of the London cityscape, ‘The Streets of London’ carries my message by virtue of the delicate nature of its medium. The use of a delicate material such as glass is a metaphor for the fragility of the economical system my cityscapes represent. The paradox of creating an image that looks imposing and majestic but that is intrinsically delicate is a play on the paradoxical state of our economy. The dichotomy between wealth and power and apparent stability on one hand, represented by the imposing buildings, against the sense of instability fostered by a sharp increase in poverty rate on the other hand.