A new Artwork consisting of two large pyramids has appeared across from Tate Britain, displaying the names and projected life expectancies of the worlds richest billionaires.
Produced by Robert Brown
, MA Fine Art student at Chelsea College of Art and Design
, the work was specially commissioned by the College and installed in the Colleges Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground.
The Artist explains: I wanted to make something monumental for such a spectacular location, Im fascinated by the ONS data on life expectancy and thought it would be interesting to make a monument to people who are still alive. I also wanted to make an Artwork that reflected the mood of the times: all politicians keep talking about is money, suggesting if only we had more money all our problems would be solved. But even if you are a billionaire you are still going to die, so hopefully the Artwork puts the faith in money as the be-all and end-all into a bit of perspective.
David Garcia, Chelsea Colleges dean says: We are proud to support young contemporary Artists making challenging and cutting edge work in todays difficult social and economic climate.
The Artwork will be displayed 16 - 29th May 2011 in the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU.
London based artist Robert Brown was born in Sheffield and graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2009 with a BA in Fine Art. He is currently studying MA Fine Art at the University of the Arts London and was recently awarded a Stanley Picker Trust Bursary.