The Moorgate is a boutique property offering 27 elegant suites and apartments in the heart of The City of London. ARTIQ’s COO and Head of Hospitality, Katie Terres worked directly with owner/developer, the edyn group to curate an exciting collection of artworks for the public areas and suites.
The art collection for The Moorgate is designed to speak to the guest that is both travelled and a consumer of international arts and culture. The curation showcases the work of two global artists who each seek to take the viewer on a journey of play, offering new perspectives on art history, portraiture and fashion. Featuring work by Brazilian-born visual artist, Carolina Mizrahi in the suites and New York-based artist, Zeren Badar in the public spaces.
Big and bold photographic works by Carolina can be seen in the curation for the suites. Bright and botanical, the work provides a colourful juxtaposition with the stylish monochrome of the interior design scheme and offers a vivid invitation to guests to be curious as the work increases in detail and complexity when viewed in close.
Carolina Mizrahi was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She graduated at the London College of Fashion and currently lives and works in London. The artist’s practice includes photography, set design and video making, focusing on femininity and feminism through the exploration of gender norms and beauty standards. Carolina’s work was featured in Vogue Italy, Vogue Brazil, Vogue Portugal, Elle UK, Time Out Magazine and Swarovski among other publications and has been exhibited in art fairs across the UK and Brazil.
For the public areas, Katie procured a number of works by the New York based artist, Zeren Badar. Featuring his trademark style of layering imagery, the works on show feature iconic historical images juxtaposed against objects such as photography of pencil shavings, sweets and colourful buttons. Each of Zeren’s works are small in scale and presented within a black frame, providing a contemporary contrast with the dramatic and angular white spaces of the building’s central walkways.
Zeren Badar is a self-taught conceptual artist currently based in New York. Zeren’s work incorporates the use of art historical images, which he then creates interventions with through layering playful objects on top of the work. He has exhibited internationally, including Aperture Foundation, New York and The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins.