Sam T. Hart exhibited with us back in February as part of the Arnis Purple exhibition, Re-Imagining London. Currently pursuing his BA in Graphic Design at Camberwell College of the Arts (UAL), where he will be graduating this summer. His work focuses on photographs taken in and around the capital, with especially focusing on the skyline of the capital.
One of his works from the exhibition focuses on subterranean London, which shows an astonishing photograph from the inside of Tottenham Court Road Station. On his tumblr he mentioned how his inspiration and fascination came from a piece by Zishi Han, shown at the London Transport Museum.
However according to Sam, since watching Koyaanisqatsi, he became interested in how light and weather affects and also change tall glass buildings. Therefore his photographs mainly consist of skyscrapers in central London, with the Shard and 20 Fenchurch Street as good examples.
All images © Sam T. Hart
Earlier this month Arnis Purple showcased their debut exhibition Re-Imagining London at The Strand Gallery! An emerging and independent illustration company, founded by the two MA students, Henri Ghosn and Jun Kim, the pair teamed up with recent Media & Communications graduates from Goldsmiths and other freelance artists to create a unique experience.
Having over 150 art lovers attending their private view, they had a great start with the launch of their new and exciting project which was founded only 8 months ago.
With both founders being concerned with the marginalisation of ethnic groups and city gentrification, they wanted to create a show which explores the cosmopolitan nature of London from a different aspect. Henri said; “there is more than one London; it is not just red double decker buses and Big Ben, but also a creative inspiration hub”
Arnis Purple brought together artists from all over the world and they are further looking to expand into South Korea and the Far East this May, keep checking their website for regular updates! Good luck guys!
We are thrilled to announce ARNIS PURPLE’s first London illustration and photography exhibition at The Strand Gallery, running from the 21st until the 23rd of February.
The exhibition, entitled “Re-Imagining London”, will explore the image and branding of the Capital. Yet there is a twist! Featuring a total of 10 artists, the collection presented to the audience shall range from photographs by Samuel T. Hart to illustrations designed by Gemma Latimer. Our artists have been set loose, asked to explore the cityscape with one caution- no pictures of shiny red buses please!
We thus welcome everyone to come and question his or her own perception of the conurbation with fellow politicians, academics and other creatives. Once launched, the exhibition will move to the Far East, where it shall promote the various facets of London to the people of Seoul.
Working along the idea of exclusivity, every ARNIS PURPLE product comes not only in limited sets, but also with a limited time frame. Our shows do not last more than a weekend, and it is the only time for our audiences to see the works in person.
ARNIS PRUPLE is therefore more than an online platform — it is a revolutionary, global stage, that promotes young and talented individuals both throughout the UNITED KINGDOM AND WORLDWIDE.