The 21Artists project is a group exhibition and collaborative event between 21 different artists and disciplines at the caravanserai space in Canning Town where I am now artist in residence. My artwork for this exhibition was based on large-scale ink drawings inspired the local architecture, urban environment and population. See the work in progress and more details below.
Title: Structure, Shift, Lift and Lay.
Medium: Ink, Acrylic & Paper
Size: The inside of big box. Three walls and a ceiling – roughly 8 ft square.
Structure, Shift, Lift and Lay is a landscape piece drawn from the developing urban area of Canning Town. The piece allows the viewer to stand back and get an overview of the area’s many layers, structures and environments existing side by side; the residential, the docks, industry, modern monoliths, old buildings, fast trains and roads, the hovering cable cars and the river. The changes taking place are vast and structural and in their wake is the cultural shift of the area with all its social and commercial potential for both creation and destruction. These changes can be seen in both negative and positive ways by different people; residents, investors, contractors, and local businesses. This piece offers for contemplation a compacted glimpse of the vast structural systems within which, and through which, all these people relate.
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Photography by Miguel Souto www.miguelsouto.com