New artworks by Mark Titchner celebrate community along the Low Line

Artist: Mark Titchner / Photo: Kevin Lake

The way we experience and think about our neighbourhoods has changed dramatically over the past few months as we explore them anew. Civic pride and shared responsibility to look after our open spaces have contributed to a sense of community strength and solidarity that is celebrated by Team London Bridge and artist Mark Titchner in a new series of artworks on display along the Low Line. This collaboration evolves Mark’s relationship with the area following his Me. Here. Now. work in the Stainer Street walkway at London Bridge Station.

With his bold, colourful artworks and messages of hope, the works offer a much-needed morale boost to residents, workers, and visitors to the Low Line.

A series of temporary works appeared through November and December in locations including Vinegar Yard and Borough High Street, in partnership with Jack Arts, and two semi-permanent works will be on display into 2021 in the London Bridge area.

The first artwork, HOPE REVEALS THE WORLD, in Newcomen Street, SE1, hugely enhances its surroundings. Located by a busy gateway on the Quietway 1 cycle route leading off Borough High Street and opposite the Crol and Co café.

THE SUN RISES BRIGHT and HOPE REVEALS THE WORLD, the new Bermondsey Street artworks, adorn a railway arch between Pizza Pilgrims and Honest Burgers.

Mark Titchner said, “The original concept for this series of artworks was based on the idea of offering a nurturing, reassuring presence as we ease back into our un/familiar streets. However, as I developed the texts for the works, I also felt a sense that this moment – despite all the difficulty – presents an immense opportunity; the opportunity to build a better version of what we had before.”

Turner Prize nominee Mark Titchner lives and works in London. Focusing on an exploration of words and language, in recent years much of his production has been based in the public realm both in the UK and internationally.