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Charing Cross Hospital

Pots and Podiums

2019

Pots and Podiums – Charing Cross Hospital

Yoshiko Phillips and Mawuena Kattah’s site-specific commission by Imperial Health Charity at Charing Cross Hospital ‘Pots and Podiums’ is the second of two installations spanning 2018/19.

Yoshiko Phillips’ bespoke vinyl wall based decals create a series of podiums and plinths in direct conversation with framed prints, drawings and paintings of pots by Mawuena Kattah. Yoshiko Phillips has a bold, graphic illustrative style full of complex motifs, dazzling colours and engaging characters. For ‘Pots and Podiums’ she has created new architecturally scaled, wall based ornaments inspired by gothic and medieval ironwork, masonry and woodwork.

Mawuena Kattah has drawn from a significant body of work, created since joining the Intoart Studio in 2007. Made during her residency in the V&A ceramics studio and shown for the first time are Kattah’s series of six pastel drawings of pots, many drawn directly from works in the V&A collections.