The Brighton Project is the decoration of a facade of a building of one of the main streets in Brighton, UK: 25-28 St James Street, Kemptown. The art work has been printed onto tiles creating a vibrant and colourful composition of illustrations which represent the essence of Brighton, and works as a portrait of the city. For this project I worked in collaboration with digital artist Andrea Pazos.
As a research and inspiration process, we engaged with locals, art institutions of Brighton & Hove, as well as the gay community, who are an important part of the area where the artwork is being set up. This collaboration with the community worked as a channel of research and inspiration, where we found the warmth and playfulness that Brighton city shares with the passerby. We find engaging the community is of vital importance to create the designs in our process of creation.
To develop this project we have liaised with different parties involved: Bouygues construction company (client), the tile company, as well as the installation company. We also had to identify and monitor the different levels of action: management, liaising with stakeholders and parts involved, time scale, budget, legal…
We are aware of the importance of working with materials that respond to the environment, finding the best way to create and achieve resistant and durable results that don’t require excessive maintenance. We have positive experience of working with large format images printed onto different materials such as wood, vinyl stickers, tiles, etc. We search and experiment with different outcomes where our illustrations blend with the space.