Camille Walala in her studio 2020 Photo by Dunja Opalko R
Public Art

Camille Walala: Putting Things In Perspective

Known for her ambi­tious explo­sive­ly colour­ful inter­ven­tions in pub­lic spaces, Camille Walala uses the man-made land­scape as a plat­form for positivity.

15/07/21 – 05/09/21
Walala finds inspiration in community and collaboration, and the power of colour and pattern to transform atmospheres and elevate moods. Her work encompasses full-facade murals, immersive 3D installations, street art, interiors and set design – characterised by a fusion of bold colours and playful geometric patterns.

For summer 2021 in Tavistock Place, she has created a new temporary installation that plays with plane and perspective, existing somewhere between 2D and 3D in the manner of a trompe-l’œil. The free-standing sculptural work measures approximately 6m long by 2.5m wide and 2m high. It will be fabricated in London and hand painted in Walala’s Shoreditch studio with long standing collaborator and technician Simon Sawyer, before being transported to and assembled in Plymouth.

Made from marine plywood, ‘Putting Things In Perspective’ features contrasting forms, vivid colours, soft lines and organic patterns and 20th-century references to artists Fernand Léger, Roy Lichtenstein and Jean Dubuffet.

Devised through a process of collage, it also represents an evolution in Walala’s thinking and approach. The signature symmetries and geometrics of her past work have acquired a softer edge and a more nuanced colour palette while her long-standing concern with colour and public space continues.

'Putting Things In Perspective' by Camille Walala is curated by Alter-Projects. It is part of 'Making It' - The Box's inaugural contemporary art exhibition.

Image credit: Render of Camille Walala installation, 2021 at The Box. Photo by George Proud of Omni Visual.
Camille Walala in her studio 2020 Photo by Dunja Opalko R
Installation Sculpture