Fred Pilbrow’s artwork for Article 25 raised £2500 at last night’s auction at the RIBA

21 11 2017

Hopkins’ Velodrome is an intriguing presence in views from the Olympic park – its sinuous silhouette glimpsed from the paths between the now well-established planting. I wanted to make a piece that responded to the tension between the grandeur and elegance of the architecture and its transitory presence within the woods. Profiled bars of complementary colour recall the mossy greens of the trees and the rich ochres of the building. Moving around the image, the building’s shadow and light appear and disappear.