Sometimes we pay attention to unexpected things; persistent circular indents revealing a luxurious palette; vibrant terrazzo that reads as an architectural map of green sea and red islands. The paintings are a consequence of a visceral reaction to the interiors of Cambridge Judge Business School where overexcited interiors are partnered with a serene sibling represented in the existing building designed by John Outram and the new buildings designed by Stanton Williams. Positioned in-between architectural space and interior adornment, the works present the building back to itself.
Temporal is a collection of paintings commissioned by Cambridge Judge Business School, part of Cambridge University. Accompanied by texts written by students and staff of the School, the work captures visual elements of the architecture, in the ancient medium of egg tempera. At a time of development for the School, with construction of the new Simon Sainsbury Centre, the works in the exhibition encapsulate the poetry, synergy and difference of the two School buildings.
As part of the commission, students and staff were asked to respond in writing to the work and to their experiences of the School. Their words were set to music written by Andrea Cockerton and performed in the School atrium accompanied by a limited-edition print publication of these texts and a short video made by Rosie Powell here
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Grid, egg tempera on gessoed limewood, 20 x 15 cm, 2017
Temporal I, egg tempera on gessoed limewood, 30 x 25 cm, 2017, photo: Doug Atfield
Red & Green, egg tempera on gessoed limewood, each 20 x 15 cm, 2017, photo: Doug Atfield
Lines, egg tempera on gessoed limewood, 20 x 20 cm, 2017