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Jonathan Trayte’s Playful Sculptural Oasis Unveiled in the City of London

November 21, 2020

Each year, Sculpture in the City returns to the Square Mile with contemporary works from internationally renowned artists. Jonathan Trayte‘s The Spectacle will be an ambitious site-specific installation comprising of seating, lighting and sculpture. Situated in a busy thoroughfare for pedestrians, these striking visual devices will perform collectively as a meeting place, or somewhere to pause. Highly stylized colours and motifs will be borrowed from the language of foodstuffs and confectionary. Glossy, synthetic ‘skins’ of paint will give the work a colourful pop status, a chameleon appearance and an almost edible quality.The work will be a coming together of natural forms and saccharine colours, generating a dynamic physical presence in the urban landscape.

 

Related press:

The Art  Newspaper, “Jonathan Trayte’s playful sculptural oasis unveiled in the City of London,” November 21, 2020.

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