Student shows 2013: London Metropolitan University
Laura Mark reviews London Metropolitan University’s end of year show
London Metropolitan University continues to impress. The school’s show was well composed, featuring a mix of models and imagery. Work had obviously been carefully selected giving a strong impression of the school’s consistent style. The Part 2 work featured units focusing on a wide range of subjects, including British housing models, city blocks and pockets of forgotten land within cities. The work had a natural, crafted materiality. Hand drawings were key, and it was unusual to see such a lack of computer generated images on the walls.
Standout unit The unit run in collaboration with DSDHA, entitled ‘City and suburbs’, tackles a different part of London each year. This time it was the turn of the City of London, and there were some interesting results. But Unit 13’s brief ‘Representing of the pre-Modern’ felt particularly different to the other work. The projects involved creating a space for the Wellcome Collection in Wandle valley. The work was brighter and used different representation techniques to those which were most common in the rest of the school’s work.
Standout student Unit 13’s Amy Perkins for her beautiful models and drawings.
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Laura Mark, AJ technical reporter