Camberwell Nocturne - painting; oil on canvas

Description:
David Hepher's atmospheric painting shows Habington House, a high-rise tower block built on Camberwell's Elmington Estate in the early 1960s. As a painter of London tower blocks for over 20 years, Hepher wrote: 'I do not see them as prisons ... I cannot escape the irony of what they represent, but to me they can be curiously beautiful. Powerful and menacing, like the north face of the Eiger [a mountain in the Swiss Alps] by day; transformed, a mass of coloured lights against a velvet sky by night.' Hepher studied at the Camberwell School of Art and the Slade School. He regards himself as a landscape artist who happens to be based in a city.
Production Date:
1984
ID no:
MoL_92.2
Object Size:
242.3 x 212.0 cm
Maker:
Hepher, David
Copyright:
© David Hepher

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