Liminal Ecosystems (Unit 2)

Product Number: 542

Artist: Emily Thomas

Medium: Acrylic paint on MDF board

123 x 31 x 31cm

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This series was inspired by architecture in two contrasting areas of London: Peckham and Holborn. Units 1 and 3 represent architecture in Peckham. The buildings are colourful and full of character, representative of its creative and multicultural surroundings. There are also examples of affordable housing and brutalist architecture. Many abandoned areas have been taken over and developed into exciting active spaces, such as the old multi-story car park that is now known as the Bussey Building Rooftop Bar and Cinema Club.

Unit 2 represents architecture in Holborn, which has a wider range of different architecture. It is a much wealthier area and many buildings have been gentrified. However, unusual brutalist architecture, such as the Brunswick Residential and Shopping Centre, is still in place, as well as Lincoln’s Inn, which is the oldest Inn of Court, dating back to the 15th century.

This series brings together the architecture of Peckham and Holborn, thus creating a rich celebration of contrasting architecture in London.