About: The Nurse Paintings are a series inspired by the covers and titles of inexpensive novels that were commonly sold at newspaper stands and delis (pulp romance novels). Prince scanned the covers of the books on his computer and used inkjet printing to transfer the images to canvas, and then personalized the pieces with acrylic paint (from wikipedia).
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
Chinese lettering hand-cut on to 116gsm watercolour paper, encased in a hand-crafted and painted frame
460 x 640mm
CJ Lim, the founder of Studio 8 Architects, is a Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Bartlett, UCL. His practice engages in innovative interpretations of environmental sustainability programmes in urban planning and architecture. The projects range from installations for London 2012 to ‘Smartcities’ for the Chinese Government. He has authored 10 books including ‘Smartcities + Eco-warriors’ (Routledge, 2010).
About the piece:
“Lisle Street is a unique part of London that is embellished with Chinese signage. Recognising that it was a part of what was once known as Leicester Fields, we re-imagined our designated square as a field lavished with Chinese lettering. Each Chinese character encountered on our experience along our assigned square is retraced and arranged in a careful hand-cut composition with a simple pop-up mechanism that flourishes into an arrangement representative of culture and growth.”