The fifth artist featured in our current exhibition – London Bridge OPEN 2 Boundaries – is Anna Gibb

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.  The theme of the exhibit coincided with The London Festival of Architecture this summer.

Torri di Firenze (above left)
Signed Giclee Print no 1 of 100
570mm x 380mm

Brixistane (above right)
Signed Giclee Print no 1 of 100
447mm x 360mm


She says:

“I am an architect and an artist, and I love to make ink drawings by hand. My work consists of highly detailed idiosyncratic urban landscapes, inspired by a love of architecture, context, and history. I have taken part in exhibitions throughout the UK, and further afield in Venice, Madrid and Hong Kong.

“Ten years ago I spent three months in Florence on a scholarship and became fascinated with it’s medieval skyline. Dante’s Florence was peppered with 150 towers, however there is very little drawn evidence of this. In 1300 a law was passed and they were all taken down, the material being used to build the outer ring of city walls. They had been the breeding ground for fighting between rival families, but what if they had remained? What if, as a result, the Medici family hadn’t risen to power in Florence?

“I love Brixton, its such a vibrant and effervescent place, it even has it’s own currency. It has a rich history of windmills, steam trains, the first electric street lighting, and the arrival of the Windrush in 1948. Today, it’s railway arches are a real hub of activity and daily life. My drawing “Brixistane” attempts to depict a reflection of Brixton today, within the important bones of its past.”

Instagram: @agibb_


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.

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