Quick Tide by Felipe Pantone
FREE TO VISIT FROM 6 MAY
Street artist, colour fanatic and artist of the moment, Felipe Pantone explains why his new installation 'Quick Tide' will bring dynamism to The Tide.
“Colour is affected by many things,” says the artist Felipe Pantone, “whether
it’s a juxtaposition or a reflection, colour is really happening.”
We are excited to announce Quick Tide; a striking art installation by Argentinian-Spanish visual artist Felipe Pantone. His first UK based commission, the artist is recognised for his stylistic collision between an analog past and a digitised future, the dynamically colourful installation will swathe the elevated facades of The Tide, the neighbourhood’s riverside destination for recreation, culture, and wellness.
Free to visit from early summer, Quick Tide will draw audiences up the layers of The Tide, transforming the elevated walkway into a playful journey that takes the visitor from Peninsula Square to the Thames Path. Taking inspiration from Pantone’s previous work, Chromadynamica and Subtractive Variability, which explores how the displacement of the light spectrum impacts colour and repetition through the use of neon gradient geometric shapes, optical patterns and jagged grids. Visible from both the upper and ground level, the artwork will provide unique perspectives and experiences depending on the time of day and viewers’ location. Quick Tide incorporates a mixture of transparent and opaque vinyl to transforming the angular shapes of The Tide with a continuous ambition to transform its striking architectural archways and public realm into new environments that play with shifting perceptions of colour and light, The Tide offers a creative canvas that caters to a myriad of interests for those that visit. Through regular commissions with leaders of the visual-art sector, the outdoor space is constantly reimagined by these partners to forge connections and memories.
Kaia Charles, Senior Cultural Projects Manager at Greenwich Peninsula comments “Felipe’s use of colour, shapes and his dynamic perception on the use of space will transform The Tide into a cultural and artistic spectacle. As a community-first destination, it’s vital for us to tap into creative talent that pushes boundaries and ignites culturally relevant conversations and Felipe’s work speaks volumes.” Felipe Pantone, the artist behind the installation, adds “The idea of space being static and time being dynamic is a mould I want to steer away from, that’s why my work aims to encourage the concept that everything individual still flows together. It’s important that individuals interact with outdoor surroundings, and with each other, to form a new perspective.” Following a landmark year that saw Greenwich Peninsula open its doors to Design District, the city’s first permanent home for the creative industries Felipe Pantone will be the next artist to activate on The Tide, a series which has seen some of the world’s most illustrious creatives, including Yinka Ilori and Liz West, reimagine the community space. Quick Tide will also mark the neighbourhood’s summer programme, which kicks off with Joy Yamusangie’s ‘Feeling Good’ exhibition, opening from 24th March - 5th June at NOW Gallery, the Peninsula’s progressive on-site art gallery.
The Tide is a 5KM walkway that will eventually join together the seven districts of Greenwich Peninsula once completed. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Neiheiser Agyros, The Tide is made up of a network of public spaces and embedded gardens that continues to evolve to join London’s iconic landmarks. Providing a new outdoor destination for recreation, culture and wellness, the first kilometre features a staggering elevated section that allows the visitor a unique riverside space in which to sit, linger and connect. The expansive trail also features a number of public art pieces from some of the world’s most renowned artists, including Damien Hirst, Allen Jones and Morag Mysercough, and offers a track for running, walking, cycling and meditating stations by OPO by BeBox dotted along. Diller Scofidio + Renfro has delivered major civic and public realm projects around the world - including The High Line in New York (in collaboration with James Corner Field Operations and Piet Oudolf), the London Centre for Music and Zaryadye Park in Moscow.
ABOUT FELIPE PANTONE
Felipe Pantone is an Argentinian-Spanish artist. He started doing graffiti at the age of 12. He graduated with a Fine Art degree in Valencia (Spain) where his studio is based. Pantone’s work deals with dynamism, transformation, digital revolution, and themes related to the present times. Whether it’s exhibiting in galleries around the world, transforming a 1994 Chevrolet Corvette into something futuristic, or painting the largest mural in Portugal, Pantone’s diverse applications are united by the intersection of technology and fine art.
Visit Felipe Pantone’s Quick Tide starting from 6 May 2022
Greenwich Peninsula would like to thank vinyl installers Wrap Graphics for facilitating this project.