Thursday, 15 July 2021
Chila Kumari Singh Burman set to light up Covent Garden with her neon brights
The Colour Feed:
The most exiting colour news hitting London this summer is that Covent Garden has commissioned British Artist Dr Chila Kumari Singh Burman to transform the South Hall of its historic Market Building with an immersive large scale art installation that will no doubt have Instagrammers flocking to the iconic shopping spot. Do you see words in rainbows? launching on August 26th feature's Chila's classic aesthetic of combining colour and culture and will comprise neon sculptures, words, and collages.
Chila's recent Diwali commission for Tate Britain remembering a brave new world which brightened up the gallery's staircase and facade was heralded as the best winter commission they've ever had, and was extended due to its popularity. Some of that installation will see a second life thanks to Chila's commitment to reducing waste in the artworld, so look out for a familiar white tiger which, as well as appearing at the Tate, was used by Netflix to promote the Oscar-nominated film The White Tiger.
Over tha last fortnight Chila has also unveiled a neon installation as part of the Deptford X Festival in South East London, has new work Word Rainbows on display at the Fire Station in Peckham, South London and has a new self-portrait at Tate Britain. So there's no escaping Chila at the moment and that's a good thing!
Covent Garden have also announced a two month campaign starting in September that will complement the installation. The Colour of Creativity will involve stores and brands across the estate, more details as soon as it's announced!
Images: Coven Garden, Darren Brade, Hello Hue