Internationally renowned British artist Patrick Morgan reveals his Street Art Room “The Day The Flower Rose”In the heart of East London, the five-star lifestyle hotel, Andaz Liverpool Street London is delighted to introduce its fourth and final installation of the Room With A View project “The Day The Flower Rose” by Patrick Morgan. In keeping with its links with the hotel’s surroundings, Patrick Morgan’s work explores the intertwining themes of East London pop culture and modern living using iconic faces and places in a frame of bright colours. .
Patrick Morgan’s The Day The Flower Rose is inspired by wallpaper designer William Morris, originally from Walthamstow in London. During the 1830’s Morris was a game changer within the arts and crafts movement, introducing some of the most exciting and fashionable designs of its time and consequently paving the way for many artists to come, such as Patrick himself.
Drawing upon the East London area and quintessentially British celebrities, Patrick Morgan’s design optimises British modern culture. Peer through the paned window and find Whitechapel Public Library and looking directly into the room original trailblazer of British fashion, Twiggy. Together the two act as a metaphor for the interweaving of modern life and pop culture. Morgan also encapsulates the British poet and painter Issac Rosenberg, originally a war poet however his poetry was known for stretching beyond this narrow category. A cryptic message can be found amidst the cool, blue hues of the beautifully painted flower pattern. Flowers and frame moulds add a further interesting sculptural element to the design, inspired from the casting courts of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and so celebrating the beautiful classicism of the hotel’s architecture.
Patrick Morgan described how his mural has not only taken inspiration from William Morris but David Hockney, the Rolling Stones and Henry Moore. Each the epitome of London life and spirit. This can be demonstrated through David Hockney-esque illustrations and the vibrant colours used.
Patrick Morgan commented on his collaboration with the Andaz: “The Andaz hotel located in the heart of East London that represents the young and fresh faces of design and music – the ones that really speak for me! The hotel spoke to me over a year ago and since then the project has grown into something different and much more elaborate than first discussed which is so exciting. Room With A View has allowed my creativity to be totally set free letting the work really celebrate art and design; a similar philosophy to the surrounding creative hub and a homage to this brilliant area we live in.”
Otto Steenbeek, the hotel’s General Manager expressed how he felt about the project “We are delighted to be unveiling the last street art room with such a prolific artist as Patrick Morgan, we love his completely different approach to Room With A View that really embodies the feel and people of our East London neighbourhood.”
Room with a View captures the attention of the viewer and enthusiastically strives to push the boundaries of art and broaden their perceptions of East London life…with a twist! In the words of Isaac Rosenberg, “How we despise those older and duller — we want life, newness, excitement.”
This Room with a View is last in a successful year long four-part artwork series, Patrick Morgan comes after the success of artists, Patrick Vale and Paul Davis’ One Day Walk, Chris Price’s Pearly Room, and East My Dust each portraying their artistic interpretations of East London.
Guests can now experience The Day The Flower Rose along with East My Dust, One Day Walk and The Pearly Room, with bookings on an ongoing basis. Bookings are available via www.andazliverpoolstreet.com.The Final Room With A View by Patrick Morgan will be unveiled on April 3rd 2015.
Andaz Liverpool Street’s Room With A View Large King rooms is now available to book from £378 including VAT (£315 ex VAT) on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday night) and £252 including VAT (£210 ex VAT) on weekends (Friday & Saturday), subject to availability.