Adrian Flaherty is the second of 17 talented artists contributing 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.

Adrian has one piece exhibited in the exhibition:

London Bridge
Concrete, oil and acrylic paints on canvas
1015 mm x 760 mm

Adrian lives in Herne Hill, South East London and works across a variety of mediums; his sculptures, paintings and functional works express a contrast between home life and work. He completed a degree in Sculpture at the University of the Arts London in 2016 where he was focusing more on the home life part of his practice. Since then he has moved away from this self-improvement way of working to one where he has also been addressing the need to make connections and to work, shown by the on-going project of producing paintings in response to each bridge along the River Thames.

He uses a variety of methods for these, from a combination of concrete, acrylic and oil paints for the London Bridge painting, to more simple paintings and drawings. Chance processes are often incorporated into his paintings particularly in this project where the flows of the river are contrasted with the structures of the bridges to represent the chaos/order of city life. Instagram @adrianfhomeworks Email


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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