An award-winning London Docklands artist Rod Kitson is exhibiting a life-size replica of his Victorian attic studio made from 190 square-foot of oil paintings, inside a vacant shop being used as a pop-up gallery.
Each of the 190 individual paintings reproduces one square-foot as it appeared when he painted it, and will be sold relative to the construction costs of a square foot of the property in Southwark, blurring the boundaries between art and architecture.
“There’s no reason why artwork shouldn’t be costed up in the same way as architecture or construction,” says Rod Kitson, 37. “I painted one each day for 190 consecutive days, imagining myself working like a builder. Each one is a snapshot of the situation I found myself in at that moment.”