Unusual art at Kings Hill
People living and working around Kings Hill have a rare opportunity to see an exhibition featuring the work of one of the country’s most established artists.
The exhibition, which is in five of the large office buildings on the business park, features a series of sculptures by Robert Koenig, an exponent of the dying art of woodcarving, who trained at The Slade alongside Anthony Gormley. Many of the works are made from London Plane, chosen for its distinct flecks and striking graining.
His work is inspired by his Polish heritage and he is noted for his greater-than-lifesize sculptures, many of which have been on display in prestigious galleries such as the RIBA Sculpture Court and The Serpentine Gallery.
The exhibition is part of a rolling programme organised by Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd in collaboration with Arts and Business, and curator June Frickleton said: “It is an honour and a pleasure to work with a sculptor of Robert Koenig’s standing.
“The craftsmanship is superb and the sheer beauty and dignity of the pieces really move people. I thought they were perfect to bring to the exhibition programme at Kings Hill which aims to bring top quality art to people who may not frequent galleries.”
Also on show is a range of work by other established, and up-and-coming artists, including paintings inspired by the floods in Pakistan, photographs, sculptures and abstract paintings.
The artworks are available to buy. The exhibition runs until the end of January and visitors can view the works during office hours (9-5pm) Monday to Friday.