IN THE SHADOW OF TRELLICK TOWER
Trellick Tower is a 31-storey block of flats in North Kensington, London.
It was designed in the brutalist style by the architect Erno Goldfinger and completed in 1972.
Using maps as the canvas that were found and purchased in the tower’s shadow, Richard Denny painted, drew, and threw lines, shapes and textures onto and over the original cartographic lines of contour, river, and border.
In his temporary studio and home in 2009, with the tower in view, these cartographic cross-hatchings became characters representing people, daily experiences, settings and stories that happened in the tower’s shadows.