For the past few weeks the King’s Cross area in London has been transformed into Adam Nathaniel Furman‘s personal gallery. He presented the first of many works and installations that will change the face of this part of the city over the next six months.
Adam Nathaniel Furman is an internationally renowned artist and designer who has brought his pop and hyper-coloured touch to the world’s most important galleries and art events. Adam lives in London, where he grew up in a neighbourhood that was known for a strong gay and queer community in the 1990s, but has Argentinian and Japanese origins.
This meeting of cultures that he experiences in his person is reflected in his artistic production and style: cartoons and Japanese pop illustration blend with the colours of the clothes his mother and grandmother used to wear and make unique design objects, furniture, sculptures, site-specific installations and works based on what he learned while studying design and architecture.
This mixture of elements can also be found in the first work presented a few weeks ago at King’s Cross and entitled “Proud Little Pyramid“. It is a 31-meter pyramid, inaugurated on the occasion of Pride Month and which will remain in front of the entrance to the Coal Drops Yard shopping center until the end of the summer, characterised by an explosive mix of colours and shapes that is impossible not to notice.
As well as being aesthetically pleasing, the installation is also a meeting point and a place to gather thanks to the seating around its base. The public space becomes a place to decorate and embellish, just like a house, to improve the life of the entire community.
Over the next six months, Adam Nathaniel Furman will unveil further works and will also open a pop-up shop, hold talks and launch a competition for anyone who wants to make a poster, the 60 best of which will be exhibited in the Outside Art Project, an outdoor gallery in King’s Cross, in the autumn.