Christina Borg is the eighth artist featured in our current exhibition – London Bridge OPEN 2 Boundaries.
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.
La Vieille Bourse de Lille
Ink and watercolour
45cm x 57.8cm
“Art holds great personal meaning. Ever since I understood the commitment it required under Miss Miller, a beloved school teacher, to first seeing Monet’s Gare St Lazare and Seurat’s Bathers – a spark was ignited – to a year spent at Liverpool’s Art Foundation.
“My watercolour of La Vieille Bourse (The Old Stock Exchange, built around 1652-1653) was inspired by a trip to Lille last spring. The town’s centrepiece is regal without pretension, has an inner courtyard (with flea market) and facade full of fascinating detail in contrasting red and yellow ochre.
“Each day of my stay, I sat nearby in the square’s open air café having breakfast or lunch, or by the fountain where tourists soaked up sunshine and bursts of water spray. Bluish slate grey tones mirrored gaily from the building’s glass, an aspect that against a twinkling night sky was also afforded from a window seat in my hotel room”.
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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