Redbridge Tube stations to receive individual artwork by Chigwell-born artist Mark Wallinger
Every Redbridge underground station will be receiving a unique artwork by Chigwell-born artist Mark Wallinger.
The London-wide installation Labyrinth features 270 enamel plaques with monochrome patterns symbolising the ancient mazes with a single path.
Mr Wallinger chose the symbol to represent the journey taken by thousands of people from each station.
He said: “The Underground has been part of my life since childhood.
“It’s surely every artist’s dream to create a permanent work that will be encountered by so many of people and this opportunity is especially close to my heart.
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“The journeys we take on the Underground are unique to each of us. I hope Labyrinth can perhaps reflect that individual yet universal experience.”
Mr Wallinger’s work has featured at prominent international galleries and museums and he was awarded the Turner Prize in 2007.
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Labyrinth is part of the London Underground’s 150th Anniversary celebrations.
The first works were installed on Thursday in central London stations and continue through the network over the coming months.