Based on general public votes.
#4 – ‘Postcards from the Edge on Thames I & II (diptych)’ by Karl Singporewala.
Archival print, 80x50cm, 2017.
Since 2007, Karl Singporewala has celebrated his work being selected, hung and sold at the RA Summer Exhibition year on year. In 2017, ten years since his work was first selected, he celebrates a decade in the Summer Exhibition by… not actually being in the Summer Exhibition 2017!
Unable to conform to the architecture’s room brief this year for coloured construction drawings, his work has been given a second chance in life at the Salon des Refusés. He welcomes this clever exhibition with open arms and looks forward to inviting previous buyers and collectors to help celebrate a decade of art work.
Karl Singporewala is a sculptor and architect, working alongside Ian Ritchie RA. He has worked on a large number of international projects (Ireland, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Malta) and projects in the UK, ranging in scale from city masterplanning to unique sculptures. Notable works as part of the team at IRA include Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL which recently won the BCI Major Building of the Year Award, the LEAF Façade Design & Engineering Award and the Overall LEAF (Leading European Architecture Forum) Award.
His work has been widely published and exhibited internationally including exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens and the New York Institute of Technology. He has lectured at various UK universities on his speculative visions of architecture and for the past five years has been visiting critic at Arts University Bournemouth’s Interior Architecture degree course.
Karl is a graduate of De Montfort University Leicester, University of Brighton and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. In 2007, he graduated as best in faculty by representing Brighton for the RIBA Silver Medal. He has won numerous international architectural and graduate awards for his work, which includes being voted ‘One of the UK’s Young Creative Heroes’ by Channel 4. In 2014 his art work won him the ‘People’s Choice’ HIX Art Award at the Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery, Shoreditch London in a competition by chef/restaurateur Mark Hix and artist Tracy Emin aimed at emerging contemporary artists.