The 14th artist featured in our current exhibition – London Bridge OPEN 2 Boundaries – is Lottie Stoddart.
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.
Charcoal on paper
63cm x 100cm
Lottie Stoddart’s drawing, Egress, refers to the early, hand-hewn, stone structures of a pre-mechanised world. The maze-like construction, pierced with entries and exits is, perhaps, a gateway to another realm or another time.
Lottie works from sketchbooks, memory and the imagination. Recent residencies include three months in India (Arts for India) where some of the drawings were made that inspired this piece.
Primarily a painter, drawing is an essential element to her practice, as both a tool of investigation and as an end in itself. Lottie studied on the Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School and English Literature at the University of Warwick.
London Bridge OPEN 2 – Over 100 artists submitted work for consideration for London Bridge OPEN 2 with seventeen 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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