Helen Gørrill

Portfolio: New work

The Telegraph: 16 November 2018:

"Bankside wants to be seen as a kindred spirit of Tate Modern, and projects its vision in colourful flourishes. It's designed by Dayna Lee, a former film set director based in Los Angeles. Her blueprint includes the panels from Fifties pinball machines fixed to one wall, and a mezzanine lounge area where novels from the same decade are left on shelves for guests to read. Nevertheless, the overall vibe is of-the-minute London-centric. Art in the reception includes pieces by British artist Helen Gorrill, which deliberately deface classic portraits of Shakespeare and Sir Christopher Wren, the architect behind St Paul's Cathedral".

 

Please visit my gallery's press release for further details on these works:

https://www.degreeart.com/blog/artists-residence-partnership-bankside-hotel

and this short film including an interview with Elinor Olisa Barikor about the portraits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk-U20JT1jg