The Royal London Hospital
The Fruit Never Falls I 2012
Main Entrance Stepney way
The Fruit Never Falls II 2012
Stepney Way Concourse
Suleman's first permanent public commission in the UK comprises an elegant suite of flattened reliefs and tableaux of interrelated elements of rural tranquility. Apple trees, clouds and birds, which are recurring motifs in Suleman's work, form detailed, repetitive patterns, replete with symbolic meaning. Hammered and carved in the filigree tradition of Islamic art, against the hard, formidable qualities of the stainless steel medium, Suleman's sculptures resonate with fragile beauty.
Born in Karachi in 1970, Adeela Suleman studied Sculpture at the Indus Valley School of Art and completed a Master's degree in International Relations from The University of Karachi. She has participated extensively in group and solo exhibitions worldwide.
title tbc 2012
Renal Reception Area
For Anderson's first permanent public art commission in the UK, he has developed an epic new painting for the Renal Department depicting a tranquil beach. Flitting between abstraction and figuration and rendered in a reduced palette, the painting conveys a scene that could be a tropical Caribbean paradise, but is in fact the rather more prosaic beauty of the Margate seaside much loved by JM Turner.
Born in Birmingham, in 1965, Hurvin Anderson gained his MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 1998. In 1994, he earned his BA Hons in Fine Art, Painting from Wimbledon School of Art. He has exhibited in the UK and internationally.
Found plastic and metal office clocks from old Royal London Hospital and Copper sulphate2
Hiorns has taken discarded office clocks from the old Royal London Hospital and subjected them to the crystalisation process which he applied to a previous project, Seizure, where he encrusted an entire derelict flat. With the work commissioned by Vital Arts, traces of the time the clocks stopped can be still be seen on some of the clock faces, a gentle momento mori to the hospital's past.
Roger Hiorns was born in Birmingham in 1975 and studied at Goldsmiths College. In 2009 he was nominated for the Turner Prize with his installation 'Seizure', commissioned by Artangel.
Untitled (Deer PF.e) 2010
Found vintage mirrors
Acad Reception area
Henry Krokatsis is known for his sculptural work re-using discarded domestic objects and architectural salvage. Past work includes sculptures made from leaded-glass windows, timber floors, stag antlers and oak panelling. (Deer PF.e) combines vintage mirrors to create a work full of charm and nostalgia.The work brings a domestic sensibility and the familiar and everyday into the new hospital.
Henry Krokatsis was born in London in 1965 and studied painting at the Royal College of Art and Liverpool. His work is in collections in the UK and internationally and he has had solo exhibitions around the world.
Nests (Spectrum Flock) 2012
Found ceramic bird figurines, mirror and coloured glass discs and steel
Continuing her ongoing Nests series of sculptures using found figurines augmented with hand blown glass, Claxton has created a new series that brings a flock of parrots floating on tiny islands of mirror and steel into the hospital corridor. Claxton's work explores the notion of looking - these birds so proud and preening have been forced by Claxton's moulded bonnet interventions to look only at themselves.
Ruth Claxton was born July 1971 and completed an MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2002. She gained a BA Hons in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 1993. Since graduating she has exhibited internationally.
The Illusion of Perception 2012
Wall paper and varnish
Dominating the back wall of the waiting area is a site-specific artwork made from thousands of wallpaper fragments. The artist uses everyday printed material, postage stamps, newspapers, comic books, cereal boxes and cuts them into tiny pieces. She then meticulously reassembles them into distorted versions of their original selves. These reconfigurations lend her two dimensional works a subtle 3D trompe l'oeil effect, creating an illusion that the work seems to swell out from the wall.
Her small framed works are examples of the artist's mail art, by which she atomises stamps, dissecting them into tiny pieces that she reconstructs to comic effect. Rugg then posts the artwork envelop and only if it arrives at its intended address, does she consider it a completed artwork
Kim Rugg was born in Canada in 1963 and received her MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art London.
Flowers (Bonne Mamans) 2012
Woven and printed polythene from carrier bags, webbing, thread, quilting pins, bamboo canes, cable ties, jam jar lids, clips and PVC mirrors
Ante-natal reception area
Stripes and flowers 2012
Woven and printed ploythene bags, webbing, thread, pins on MDF boards
Featuring embroidery, webbing, jam jar lids, thread and plastic laundry bags Dupré has created an exhuberant series of collages for mothers to be. Dupré's sculptures often use familiar textile-based domestic materials and traditional processes to create joyful, multi-layered works. Inspired by the concept of the art of making in the everyday, her work celebrates the vernacular and creative skills that are invisible or marginal. In particular, her work explores the often hidden make and do creativity of women around the world.
Born in France, based in London, Françoise Dupré studied Sculpture at Camberwell College of Art and History and Theory of Modern Art at Chelsea School of Art and Design.
Cloud 10 2012
Oil paint, gesso and MDF and vinyl
Using the full language of geometric abstraction derived from traditional Islamic Art, Hussain merges two artistic traditions linking Islamic pattern with western abstract art. Her work is drawn from a fascination with geometric shapes, pattern and colour. Hussain has created an immersive and calming installation of colour that winds around the walls and windows of the room.
Zarah Hussain is an MA graduate of the VITA programme at the Prince's Foundation, in London, where she was instructed in the traditional techniques found in Sacred Art. She has exhibited extensively in the UK.
The Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds - Royal London Edition
"There are many recognised criteria to breeding a prize winning bird, from shape and form to its pattern."
Stephenson's photography explores and celebrates the particular psyche of ‘Britishness' often to comic effect. His Incomplete Dictionary of Show Birds seeks to catalogue the seemingly eccentric sub-culture of exotic show bird competition.
Luke Stephenson was born in 1983 in Darlington, North East England. Since graduating, he has exhibited widely around the world and featured in major publications.
Throw Caution to the wind and THE MOST POWERFUL CABINET IN WHITECHAPEL 2012
Workshops & installation in collaboration with patients
Stories and tales from patients have been immortalised in two new sculptural installations by Container at the Royal London. In Throw Caution to the Wind, the artists visited wards, collecting stories from patients about adventures throughout their lives. The stories have been published as a book and distributed on the hospital sweet trolley and are now presented as 3D scenes. The Most Powerful Cabinet in Whitechapel has now found a permanent home in the hospital following a series of workshops during the Vital Arts festival in which patients' super powers were translated into sculptural offerings.
Container is a multidisciplinary art and design practice founded in London in 2002 by Luise Vormittag. Often working collaboratively, they use drawing, photography, set design, installation, animation and performative elements. The resulting work takes on many forms: classic editorial and advertising commissions as well as experiential events, workshops and installations.
Adhesive felt (bindis) and glue
CT and MRI reception
Conceptual themes such as human biology as well as Chudasama's Indian heritage run through her work. For the Royal London she studied the patterns of patient flows through the hospital, mapping this movement and translating the information into a site-specific artwork of thousands of tiny colourful bindis, which organically loops and circles around the waiting room.
Deepa Chudasama studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and has had solo shows at the Agency Gallery and realised a public commissions as part of Deptford X, 2010.
Beauty, In A Way. Summer Pop; Beauty, In A Way.Second Signal and Beauty, In A Way. Whistle, 2012
The everyday world provides a continuing source of fascination for Leo Fitzmaurice. Packaging, leaflets and promotional flyers form the material of his colourful optical installations and collages. In this new series of works for the Royal London, Fitzmaurice has created three dynamic targets comprised of layers of glossy flyers. Fragments of images repeat to create energetic and alluring compositions.
This work was made possible by the Elephant Trust.
Leo Fitzmaurice studied Fine Art at Liverpool and Manchester. He has had solo exhibitions in the UK and internationally and was awarded the 5th Northern Art Prize in 2012.
Main Entrance Reception Desk (Whitechapel)
Royal London Print Series 2012
Giclée prints archival paper
Main corridor (Whitechapel Entrance)
A painting by Lothar Götz, entitled Pojagi first commissioned by Vital Arts in 2007 to mark the beginning of the new hospital building programme, and a unique print series produced especially for Vital Arts from the artist's extensive portfolio of drawings, celebrate the opening of the new Royal London Hospital.
Lothar Götz was born in Germany and studied in Aachen, Wuppertal and Düsseldorf before completing an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London. He has exhibited internationally.
Royal London 2011
Paper, found wallpaper, spray paint, glue
Ground floor corridor
This new commission by Dabrowska is based on the shapes and architecture of the old Royal London Hospital. Tiny jewel-like constructions are made from scraps of packaging, photos and found material. The drawings, which form part of her installation, refer to images found in and around the local area and reflect the vibrancy of the street life of Whitechapel. By bringing in traces of the old hospital, the artwork celebrates the Royal London Hospital's transition into its new building.
Anka Dabrowska was born in 1979 in Warsaw, Poland. Shegained a BA and then an MA in Fine Arts from University of Northumbria in 2003. Since graduating she has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally.
In Array, Slee has developed a site specific installation of fourteen unique ceramic mountains which graduate from blue to red along the length of the corridor. Slee's installation works with the idea of a repeated view passing by as the viewer travels along the corridor.
Array refers to a symbolic, Technicolour version of nature with bold colour and uniform outline. However the surfaces take inspiration from Slee's childhood rock climbing in Cumbria. The surfaces of the mountains are worked with an imprint of aluminium foil and pieces of wood.
Slee (born 1946, Carlisle) works and lives in London. He studied Ceramics at Central School of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art. His work has been shown in London and internationally since the late 1970s and recent solo exhibitions include Studio Voltaire in London (2012) and the V&A Museum (2010).
Big Dipper 2012
2nd Floor Outpatients Corridor
Joby Williamson is an artist whose work takes delight in the transformation of objects from commonplace familiarity into intriguing artworks. In this, his first permanent public commission in the UK, Williamson works with neon to create a playful take on traditional bunting.
Big Dipper is a site specific artwork that refers to the magic of fairground rides and star-gazing. Neon flags of bunting appear to blow along the corridor, introducing a human and celebratory quality to the space.
Joby Williamson (born 1972) lives and works in East London. He studied Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University and Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. His work has been shown in London and internationally.
1st Floor Imaging Corridor
Georgie Hopton has created an installation featuring her signature vegetable prints and wall paintings for the Imaging Department at The Royal London Hospital. Using vegetables, flowers and leaves grown in her garden Hopton creates these deceptively simple prints. Hopton's work delights in the elemental tactile qualities of viscous glossy paint to create delicate childlike vegetable-stamped compositions that are both elegant and wry.