'Clad the Hayward' is from a series of collages based on London locations re-imagined by Mach. In this series Mach works from the existing characteristics and features of London and exaggerates them, pushing them in new, unexpected and fantastic directions. In this case Mach has picked up on the surface of the Hayward Gallery and the two opposing groups of people who, at the time, inhabited the Southbank area at sunset; people on their way home from work and the homeless, who made the the area their temporary home.
For one group this is a commercial environment, from which they return to a domestic one at night. And for the other, it is a commercial environment which they have turned into their domestic one.
Mach has continued this theme of the residential and the commercial merging into one another with the use of stone cladding, found on some suburban homes, all over Hayward Gallery.
- Artwork Details: 80 x 111cm
- Material description: collage and colour pencil on paper
- Credit line: © the artist
- Theme: Urban Scene
- Medium: Collage
- Accession number: ACC29/1995