In 2020, CAS Consultancy worked with one of our long-standing private equity clients in the development of a series of site-specific commissions for their Mayfair premises.
Consultancy has developed the company’s contemporary art collection since 2013 and we were delighted to work with contemporary artists to create a series of bold, site specific responses to the office, its people and the ethos of the business.
To celebrate the commissions and the collection, a showcase for a generation of artists now, we produced a comprehensive catalogue for visitors and staff to discover more about the artwork on display.
Untitled (ZZZ), 2019
Working in the spaces surrounding a grand internal staircase, Loderer’s site-specific sculpture works with the secondary materials involved in the casting process. Usually discarded after its use has been expended in the foundry, the moulding sand the artist chooses to work with becomes the medium for her fragile sculptures. Made from valueless waste materials and apparently ephemeral, the sculptures sit in opposition to the opulent permanence of the staircase.
Hooper approaches the multi-storeyed building as a whole with her commission, deliberately linking incongruous spaces like the staff canteen and the boardroom through her series of murals applied to staircases and internal columns. Working with a palette of colours inspired by London, Hooper applies several painting techniques for the commission, including airbrushing, blowing and stencilling as well as a few visual tricks like the Roman ‘unswept floor’, in which the detritus of a banquet was recreated in mosaic to the delight of guests.
This Our London, 2020
The title of the work is taken from a 1948 book of the same name, from which images have been taken to populate the alcove spaces. Establishing formal and conceptual connections with the office and its position in Marylebone, the two pieces extend architectural details in the original photographs to meet design elements in the building’s glass and fretwork. The images are distorted by the layers of glass that contain them, obscuring the documented architecture and creating confusion about how old the photographs may be.