We are turning the spotlight onto 17 talented artists who have contributed to our current exhibition – London Bridge OPEN 2 – whose theme of Boundaries coincided with The London Festival of Architecture held earlier this year.

London Bridge Hotel is a former telephone exchange built in 1916 which is now surrounded by the equally stunning and evolving architecture of London Bridge. To reflect this contrast of historical and modern existing side-by-side, London Bridge Hotel’s General Manager, Julio Marques, has curated an exhibition which includes 20 different approaches to architecture using a myriad of methods including wood carving, oil paint on concrete, illustration, London’s pubs re-imagined, screen printing and painting on silk.

We present our first artistic talent – Aasiri Wickremage who is exhibiting two works in the exhibition.

She says:

“I am a Sri Lankan born self-taught artist, living in Surrey, England. With a background in architectural studies, I enjoy travelling a lot.

“Having lived in five countries, my work draws inspiration from multiple cultures and landscapes I experienced personally. My work highlights the experience of a landscape, it’s mood, character, lighting and density, through several layers of colour, lines, texture and brush strokes. I zoom in and out of the actual memory of the landscape to construct the story in mind.

“I try to include the built and natural environments in my work as an interconnected entity. This, in my view, questions how the spaces occupy and correlate through the art work. Once I feel sufficient layers have been compiled, I pick out the details with lines that I feel contributes to the overall composition and character, then present it in an abstract format for the viewer to solve. An inconclusive representation of the space!”

Mapping (pictured left above)
Acrylic on canvas
90cm x 90cm
£1,500

Tropical Daze (pictured right above)
Acrylic on canvas
90cm x 85cm
£1,500

 

https://www.instagram.com/aasiriartstudio/ https://www.aasiri.com
Award: London Art Biennale, Special Mention for excellence 2019

 

 

London Bridge Open 2 – Over 100 artists submitted work for consideration for London Bridge OPEN 2 with 17 chosen for this second exhibit.  OPEN 2 artworks are displayed throughout the public areas of the hotel and its adjoining Quarter Bar & Lounge, allowing potential buyers the opportunity to see an artwork in an environment more akin to a contemporary home. All OPEN art works can be purchased and the exhibition runs until December 2019.

 

2 Comments

  1. Jose Gomez

    30/09/2019 at 5:03 pm

    Dear LBHBLOG ,
    My name is Jose Gomez I am a London Bridge based visual artist.
    I had the opportunity of seen LONDON BRIDGE OPEN 1 and LONDON BRIDGE OPEN 2, I really love your hotel and how the artworks are dedicated displayed around the public spaces and Quarter Bar & Lounge. As well I really appreciate the great opportunity that you give to artists to show their artworks and the opportunity to sell them; your hotel human team are doing a great job contributing to art and culture in the London Bridge area.
    My congratulations to the artists and to London Bridge Hotel team for the brilliant exhibitions, Aasiri Wickremage’s paintings are superb, I love the vibrant colours and forms.
    Your blog is very clear and informative, thanks. I follow you in social media sites.
    I missed the Open Call for the LONDON BRIDGE OPEN 1 exhibition, organised by TEAM LONDON BRIDGE, I contacted them enquiring about the LONDON BRIDGE OPEN 2 exhibition and I was told that it would be organised by you, coincided with The London Festival of Architecture. I miss it too; I could not see any open call art submissions for this exhibition.
    I am making a new series of abstract paintings that I would like to show, I am very interested in participating in your next LONDON BRIDGE OPEN 3 exhibition or in any other of your projects.
    Could you please let me know if it would be possible for me to submit my artworks and where would I find the open call art submissions for any of your projects?
    Thank you for your time
    All the best
    Jose

    1. lbhblog

      01/10/2019 at 1:06 pm

      Hi Jose

      Lovely to meet you via the ether. We will be publishing news about OPEN 3 submissions on our blog and social media sites so hopefully you will be able to submit your work soon. Watch this space! Really appreciate you contacting us.

      With kind regards
      Sue for London Bridge Hotel

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