Points of View

List View

1 . Square Route

The direction of the lines shooting off towards certain points act as indicators for the eyes. Doris Salcedo in the Tate Modern reenacted this on a giant scale, versus the miniature pathways here, whe…

2 . Camera Obscure

Cobden Junction is fueled by fascinating long-standing businesses, including food providers, and specialists for electronics, with the occasional shop window of striking and enticing objects. If the f…

3 . City Symphony

Standing positioned at the very break of the junction provides the viewer with a soft sensation of adrenaline as the traffic soars towards you, parting abruptly as their route deforms. The wild vehicl…

4 . Secret Path

Slightly removed from the new pedestrian area you’ll find yourself spotting secret paths within the town, some of which aren’t accessible. Robert Morris also uses materials to divide areas…

5 . Crescent Curves

This Point of View is particularly relevant to the history of the arts in Camden Town. Frank Auerbach stood in exactly this position back in 1989 when he painted Mornington Crescent Winter Morning, de…

6 . Riddled in Chaos

Surrounded by people, by buildings, by nature, by more building, by people, by transport, by people… This view is an echo of the London lifestyle bouncing from wall to wall, just as Rene Magrit…

7 . Collision of Forms

Similar to the patterns formed on the map of London, following the roads and footpaths round to meet new routes, the streets themselves consist of outlines and design techniques that border buildings …

8 . Victorian Abstraction

The deep mahogany colour of the doors saturate your sight, its pattern of lines forming an abstract composition, much like Mark Rothko’s works. Looking up, this composition is enlivened by the i…

9 . Tiled in Time

Opened in 1907, the decor of Mornington Crescent Underground Station is classic of its time, transporting us back to a bygone era. It’s maroon glazed faience and bays of pilasters lead our gaze to t…

10 . Concrete River

Gazing from the south side of Camden Town over the Junction, a winding river of concrete smeared between the pathways direct your eyes towards the river. Duane Hanson’s collection of life-size p…

11 . Dissolve

The wear and tear of the street is dictated by the nature of the area; it’s usage, it’s passers-by and the traditional British weather. These miniscule crevices built in to the walls like tunnels …

12 . The Guardsman

This abandoned appearing public house looks much like a fairytale, or a scene made up from a story. Painter George Shaw captures this sense of dilapidation in urban environments well.&n…

13 . Inside Out

This tetris-like model cleverly brings the indoors out, transforming people’s private actions into a reality show set-up, where domestic behaviour is tainted. The recurring geometric shapes as p…

14 . Changing States

At certain times of the day you’ll notice wonderful shadows forming on age-old architecture, forming new lines of mystery that move with the weather. The buildings like lego blocks bring to mind Rac…

15 . Streams of Movement

Standing in front of the junction, commuters and traffic stream past as you become yet another statue within the city. These currents of movement bring to life Leon Kossoff’s energetic drawings …

16 . Monochrome Gestures

There are so many overlooked, basic features to a place. The differentiation of these shades of cream, for example; the purpose for the brackets/lines separating them, all contributing truly to the ar…

17 . Mornington House

Camden High Street is a diverse collection of buildings, Mornington House sitting central in this composition, despite its jagged arrangement resembling Egon Schiele’s style. The aged exterior r…

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