Yinka Ilori

Types of Happiness

This summer, artist/designer Yinka Ilori’s first public realm artwork, Happy Street – commissioned by Wandsworth Council in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture – will transform the railway bridge on Thessaly Road in Nine Elms.

In anticipation of the bridge’s makeover, Types of Happiness, is a new solo exhibition by artist Yinka Ilori, inspired by the 16 different types of happiness incorporated into his Happy Street bridge artwork. A rollercoaster of emotions is expressed through the colours and patterns carefully painted on each of his bespoke chairs. Each unique piece of furniture is intended to evoke a different type of emotion or feeling.

The exhibition also features a scale model of the bridge design and a large-scale drawing of Happy Street, coloured in by Ilori and members of the local Nine Elms community

For more info on the exhibition and associated events, see https://nineelmslondon.com/arts-and-culture

About the artist: London-based artist Yinka Ilori specialises in telling stories through furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that surrounded him as child.

http://yinkailori.com/

Info
StudioRCA: 8 May, 12.00pm — 6.00pm,
StudioRCA: 10 May, 12.00pm — 6.00pm,
StudioRCA: 11 May, 12.00pm — 6.00pm,
StudioRCA: 12 May, 10.00am — 6.00pm,
StudioRCA: 18 May, 12.00pm — 6.00pm,
StudioRCA: 19 May, 12.00pm — 6.00pm
Free, no booking required
StudioRCA
1 Riverlight Quay
SW8 5AU
Tel +44 (0)20 8871 7693
info@nineelmsonthesouthbank.com

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Art + ExhibitionsChildren/FamilyFree

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Artist Yinka Ilori at work in his studio drilling a piece of wood. A red chair & tin of yellow paint is in the foreground
Artist Yinka Ilori at work in his studio drilling a piece of wood. A red chair & tin of yellow paint is in the foreground
Happy Streets bridge design by Yinka Ilori

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