An artist working on the Olympic Park has paid tribute to the workers building the London 2012 Games by recreating his own version of an iconic painting by French post-impressionist Georges Seurat.
The National Gallery, which houses the original masterpiece, expressed that Neville Gabie – the Olympic Park’s artist in residence - had imaginatively reinterpreted the famous ‘Bathers at Asnieres’ for a post-industrial age.
The image by Gabie forms part of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) Art in the Park programme, and will be exhibited at the View Tube – a community viewpoint and cafe overlooking the Olympic Park near Pudding Mill Lane DLR station from January 28-March 18.
Gabie’s photograph recreates the 1884 pointillist painting’s composition, with the characters inhabiting the image taken from across the Olympic Park, including landscape gardeners, engineers, designers and security staff. The image reflects the range of tasks, diversity and skills of those delivering the venues and infrastructure ahead of this summer.
Image : Neville Gabie
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