New Art Highlights
1 - 7 January 2018
New Art Highlights of the week from Axisweb includes: Anne Thalheim, Ian Rayer-Smith, Kristy Campbell and Tom Pearman
Miss Havisham & Estella (detail), 2018 by Anne Thalheim
A double portrait. Mixed media, 2017.
Leap, 2017 by Ian Rayer-Smith
Acrylic on wooden panel.
Distribution (4), 2018 by Kristy Campbell
Abstract compositions of staggered and experimental line and colour, unearthing the scaffold of typographic technicalities.
CROYDON BELLWAY HOMES PUBLIC ART COMMISSION, 2017 by Tom Pearman
Public Artist Tom Pearman, has taken the concept of the rail and tram networks and the idea of ‘moving along a line’, to create a series of way-finding signs, together with a wall art plaque which references the rail network colours and symbols. This artwork and signage creates a unique and inspiring identity for the development. The large plaque is located on a prominent wall space within the development. Tom will use particular colours and font with an Art-Deco style, to reflect the important period when there was significant infrastructure growth in Croydon. These signs and artworks are created using vitreous enamel on steel – this is the same material and technique that is still used today for signage utilised by the rail transport network in London, both overground and underground.