A 50-metre multi-coloured curving art wall, created by award-winning artist and designer, Adam Nathaniel Furman, has been revealed as the brand new permanent public art installation at Paddington Central.
Unveiled last week, the installation is titled ‘Abundance‘ and is made from metal sheets which are typically used in construction. The piece incorporates a bright, floral colour palette and has been designed to celebrate the vibrancy of the area and the inclusivity of the community, whilst promoting wellness to Paddington locals.
Having been born in nearby St Mary’s hospital, this project is particularly personal to Furman, and is inspired by the neighbourhood’s rich heritage and abundant nature. Adam Nathaniel Furman said: “Abundance is a profoundly meaningful project for me. Having been born, worked and spent so much time in the area surrounding Paddington Central, the area is embedded deep within my practice. Being able to be a part of filling Sheldon Square with the uplifting colours of nature, through this new permanent artwork, fills me with joy.”
Furman is known for their gloriously colourful and unapologetically flamboyant public artwork, and their highly-celebrated work has been exhibited worldwide. Adam typically describes their art as ‘sensual, crafted and polychromatic’ and hopes that this new installation will allow the Paddington community to feel a sense of inclusivity when experiencing the piece.
Furman’s installation has arrived at the newly-revamped Amphitheatre area, which has recently reopened in Paddington Central’s Sheldon Square. The extensively redeveloped area boasts a new accessible design, greener spaces, and a larger ‘stage’ area for events. The Amphitheatre is set to become a year-round destination for people to relax and enjoy all of the culture, music and entertainment it has to offer.
Rob Stickland, Estate Director at Paddington Central, said: “The new artwork by Adam Nathaniel Furman is a brilliant addition to Paddington Central and has already enhanced and better connected the open spaces within the area”. He added: “at Paddington Central, creating thriving places is at the heart of what we do, and we hope that by introducing a new installation filled with colour and vibrancy, it allows visitors to find an enticing place to unwind within a busy capital.”