London Ancient & Modern brings together 30 new compositionally intricate paintings by artist Hugh Beattie depicting entirely new views of London’s skyline. Studied at close hand, the works crystallise the vast gulf between the stone heritage of London and the new architecture of glass.
Over 70% of the City of London’s buildings have been erected since the millennium; in Beattie’s canvases, Early Medieval buildings share the cityscape with towering Modernist flats and our streets proudly display hundreds and even thousands of years of history. Taking solitary early morning walks through London, Beattie seeks to discover hidden parts of London and investigate why monuments are so special and sometimes so vulnerable.
Monday 30th November – Saturday 5th December 2015
Royal Opera Arcade Gallery
1 Royal Opera Arcade