I've been seeing this yellow poster all over West London and got curious - is it art or an ad?
I took one home and did my research.
It turns out it is a mix between the two. The artist STATIC (whose helicopter has been seen glued up all around East London for a while now) is having his first solo exhibition at the Artrepublic gallery in Soho between May 28 and June 19th.
I had a quick look-around at the soon-to-be-Olympic-fields in East London last week, and this is what I found...
Dodgier and dirtier than I expected..
I also found the old pumping station I was looking for.
It's as beautiful as I thought it would be but unfortunately no access...
Well....... there are plenty of places to get to the building, but the place is crowded with people as it is in some way still in use.
Personally I'm not very happy about London hosting the Olympics, I think it was a very bad time to throw this extravaganza on us. In good or in bad times. I may want to escape London during the 'games' - it's crowded enough as it is.
There’s not much space left for people to dream, you know, which is why you have to cut your own world and do your own thing. You have to find a way to commercially survive. But whatever you have to do don’t compromise yourself and you’ll be able to have some kind of freedom somewhere. -Mode2