Three paintings . Acrylic on Canvas (as seen on the home page)
#1 – 1100 X 1440mm
#2 – 2400 X 1440mm
#3 – 1100 X 1440mm
A triptych, depicting elements of the urban landscape.
Based on lengthy observation
s and photographic studies of sections of the North circular ring road.
I had spent a good deal of time driving on the A406 to get to and from my home in East London before I realised it was a Brutalist terrain waiting to be expressedWhen discussing Brutalism as an architectural style concept, most admirers tend to refer to monuments in architecture. The A406 has sections that have all the traits of Brutalist style (ie functional concrete without any decorative flourish), but because it’s a roadway and you only ever see these sections as you are driving through it at speed, it seems to have been overlooked.
Although the paintings represent views of the undercrofts from the Brent Cross section of walkways. My favourite section is between the Waterworks and Crooked Billet roundabouts. I’m fascinated by the way the bridges span the roadway and cut through the skyline.