People sitting on the Metropolitan line have been captured in art by the artist Martin Church, who now has an exhibition of his work at the Barbican Library.
The exhibition is of over one hundred new works, including original collages, paintings, reproductions and digital composites, and all the images are made in public by sketching on the Metropolitan Line tube trains.
Most of them are drawn on prepared front pages of the Evening Standard newspaper – giving timeless portraits a sense to belonging to a specific moment in time.
Most of them are obviously people on the tube, although there are a few more abstract images, such as a lady standing who seems almost to be emerging from a shattered mirror background. I think it would be fair to say that the artwork is in a unique style, and as many people will love the exhibition as might recoil in dislike.
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- Tue: 9.30am to 7.30pm
- Wed: 9.30am to 5.30pm
- Thur: 9.30am to 7.30pm
- Fri: 9.30am to 5.30pm
- Sat: 9.30am to 4pm
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