I absolutely loved visiting the Switch House at Tate Modern a superb new building, such a treat this weekend and so inspiring pattern wise! I have shared a few of my favourite photos in my Monday blog and I can’t wait to go back again soon.
The building was designed by Herzog & de Meuron Architects who worked on the original building renovation. The two buildings join together perfectly and the brick work is stunning. I have always loved what they have done with the Giles Gilbert Scotts original Power Station, so I was very excited to go and see this new section. The bricks used to create the new Switch House work so well with the original brick work – the lattice style new brickwork that makes up the folded surfaces is exquisite outside and inside the building. There are so many inspiring images created for pattern inspiration in the facade and the interior as you can see from a selection of my photos.
The different gallery spaces underground and overground all looked to be working so well already and I loved the panoramic views you got from the roof terrace. The building is 64.5 a metres high and is giving 60% more exhibition space! A very exciting new building for London.
I also went to the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition that is on there. I have been excited to go and see this and it was inspiring from a colour angle but I wasn’t totally taken by her paintings overall. Many of her chosen subject matters were a little strange and I feel many of her paintings look better reproduced in photographs, as I found them quite flat in real life, despite being technically very good. Colour was important to her and she said ‘I paint because colour is a significant language to me’.
It is her flowers and landscapes that I like and these are what she is renowned for, her flower paintings she worked on from 1920-1950’s. A really well put together exhibition which took you through her whole career. The exhibition is on until the 30th October 2016.
I loved my visit to the Tate Modern and cannot wait to go back again soon to explore more….have a great week and please share your favourite photos from your visit to The Tate with us x