A collaborative residency by Ramzi Musa and Lana Matsuyama.

Ramzi explored his signature botanical/abstract subject matter, inspired by patterns in nature, but working on a much larger scale than seen before, resulting in colourful, impactful works of art. In addition to large scale pieces, Ramzi also created smaller, affordable, and accessible works on paper.

Lana continued to explore the interaction of shapes, forms and textures, scaling up in order to take advantage of the space, environment and interaction provided by Bankside. The public nature of the work environment was an important and exciting aspect for Lana because she’s just as interested in exposing the process of creating a piece as she is in the final product; the “final” piece is merely a glimpse into a moment in the lifecycle of the work.

The approach to this collaboration was representative of the artists’ approach to their relationship: one that respects individuality, and also looks to create something new that is more than the sum of its parts.

Open House

Art Yard Maker’s Studio has an open-house policy, so if you‘re visiting our neighbourhood’s major art galleries, Southbank Centre, Tate Modern or Hayward Gallery why not stop by to see an artist at work.