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Original artwork description:

So I was searching for a building to represent 'new' Oxford, to pair with my picture of 'old' Oxford, the Radcliffe Camera, and it was quickly evident that I need look no further than Oxford University's new Biochemistry Department. Constructed in 2008, it was designed by architects HawkinsBrown and won the 2009 RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Award. This 12000 sq m facility, the largest Biochemistry Dept in the UK, with its glass facades and coloured glass fins poking out at right angles, is a striking addition to the architectural landscape of Oxford. The Radcliffe Camera cost £40000 in 1737: the new Biochemistry building cost £49m. The brief for the new building was to achieve a new ethos of “interdisciplinary working” where the exchange of ideas is promoted in a large collaborative environment. At the same time space was required to enable the research groups to focus on their cutting-edge work in state-of-the-art laboratories. The idea of the coloured fins was to pick up on the rich red, terracotta, orange, brown and plum of the surrounding buildings, which hem in the Biochemistry department on its tight site. Personally I'm not sure if the fins do that very successfully but they do make the building into a work of modern art which perfectly represents 'new' Oxford. This picture was intended to make a complementary pair with my painting of 'old' Oxford, The Radcliffe Camera.


Limited Edition Prints.
Printed on William Turner Hahnemuhle fine art exhibition quality paper (310 g/m2) using Epson Ultrachrome Pro Pigments, the colours remain true to the original up to 100 years.
The image size is 43×30 cms and there is an additional 3 cms border all the way round the image (ie total size: 49×36 cms). The artist will sign and number the print in this border. The print is unframed.
Prints will leave the artists studio within 7 days, rolled in a heavy tube, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity and sent via track and trace.

Materials used:

Acrylics

Tags:

#oxford  #poster art  #travel posters  #oxford university  #artdeco inspired 

Department of Biochemistry, Oxford. (2016)

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