Capital

The Gherkin, the Walkie-Talkie, the Shard, the Cheese-grater and so on: the nicknames for the signature high-rise office buildings in London inspired the content of these screen prints. In Capital, picturing these icons of power and influence as domestic objects allowed me to cryptically refer to The City as a global financial centre. At the same time I thought their absurdity could be exploited to undercut that status.

As the series progressed I was able to expand and to re-configure the objects, allowing me to suggest capitalism not only as the source of a dramatic change in the built environment of the City of London, but as the propeller in Offshore of a grim international trade, and in Special Purpose Vehicles and Corporate Raiders of military aggression. The titles are taken from lengthy glossaries of financial trading terminology.