Beep Studio's Street Artwork installations feature in the newly released Streatham Sketchbook.
Authour Mireille Galinou visited the Studio to interview Peter and Ed about the context for their work in Streatham, and how the artworks and lighting project came together. You can read more on that story here:
We were delighted to visit the launch, which took place in the largest house in the UK designed by the Arts & Crafts architect CFA Voysey. The owners (architects!) very generously showed us around the house, which offers a masterclass in comfortable proportions, generous living spaces, and subtle quality.
Read more about the Streatham Sketchbook below, or order your copy here.
The Streatham Sketchbook
Did you know the Tate Gallery started in Streatham?
Did you know the largest theatre outside the West End is in Streatham?
Did you know one of this country’s best loved architects built his largest house in Streatham?
And that one of London’s most dedicated painters lives and works in Streatham right now?
Answers to these questions and many more in The Streatham Sketchbook.
The painter Jiro Osuga exhibits mostly in London and New York, but the book places him firmly in his living/working context: Streatham. Jiro has a keen eye for everyday surreality. Born in Tokyo, he grew up in Japan and the UK. He studied fine arts at St Martins, Chelsea and the Royal College of Art. Osuga has lived in Streatham for nearly 15 years, and draws inspiration from this neighbourhood on a daily basis.
Author Mireille Galinou, a Bordeaux University graduate, holds a BA Hons in Art History from Birkbeck College, London and worked for over 20 years with the Museum of London collection of Paintings, Prints and Drawings which she curated between 1992 and 2000. She is the founder of 'Your London Publishing', an organisation producing a new type of London guide book. Each volume focuses on the capital’s residential neighbourhoods, rather than the well-trodden territory of Central London. The books offer an intriguing blend of art, local and urban history and journalism, and the creativity of residential London is analysed, measured and celebrated.