An exhibition which shows off the best of the great city of London. ‘A River Runs Through It’ has become a bit of a fixture on the artistic scene. Featuring London based artists, all with different styles and all showcasing the city in their own unique way.
Part of the Urban Soup collective they are a group of artists who work in some of Londons self funded art communities. These include the thriving art hubs of Wimbledon Art Studios and Delta Studios. They’ve exhibited all over the World but nothing inspires them more than their home city. Indeed that’s what keeps them coming back to the Oxo Tower Gallery. Let’s take a look at the artists of urban soup…
“London is a constant, evolving city. A labyrinth of old roads and buildings cosying up to the new and contemporary while an ancient river slices through diving north and south. It is hard not be inspired by something that is so beautiful, so steeped in history and commands so much awe.”
“In London I find myself hunting out open spaces, with a hint of the wild adding a little surreal twist. I can’t help but be amused by the encroaching wildlife sharing this so very man-made environment. London is one of the greenest cities in the world with many rivers, canals, parks, both manicured and untamed with tower blocks looming, providing wonderful contrast. This is my London and inspiration.”
“I love the lines, shapes and colours that create London’s personality: the clean lines of the National Theatre, the shape of the St Paul’s dome, the curve of the Thames. I love the city’s aerial views, and the mix of old and new.”
“I appreciate the contrast of London’s wide open parklands and abundant wildlife with the densely urban, cultural and historical features of a large metropolitan city. They weave together from the centre outwards and I am always fascinated by where the two worlds meet
“I love the beauty of ordinary things and the details of the natural world. London has enough views to keep me painting for a lifetime – or longer as I work rather slowly in oils!“
‘A River Runs Through It’ showcases at the Oxo Tower Gallery between 4-8 September 2019. The launch night is on Thursday 5 September and visitors will get the chance to meet some of London’s real heroes. These include some Pearly Kings & Queens, Chelsea Pensioners, a London Beefeater and members of London’s emergency services. You can read one of our previous articles on the work of Urban Soup here.