POWERHOUSE

Battersea Power Station

Conceived in a cloud of controversy which continues to this day, Alex Bland’s 10 year visual study of building is complete. Designer Scott chose the best materials for the power house creating a visual envelope to hide the structural steel frame. Bold design elements in a deliberately sparse and simple façade, complemented by narrow vertical windows and pilasters to create a ‘Jazz Modern’ effect made it one of London’s most loved sights. The crowning glory, and defining motif, is of course the chimneys, each built on an elegant stepped pedestal to emulate fluted Doric columns, inspired by classical Rome. Bland captured the iconic landmark over a decade producing film, fine art,screen print and arguably the best shots of it ever taken.

Artist Proof’s available in the Alex Bland: Shop

Limited Edition’s available at: Saatchi Online