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Illuminated River, Cannon Street Bridge, London © Illuminated River

Artist Projects

Leo Villareal Illuminates Four London Bridges for "Illuminated River"

Pace congratulates Leo Villareal on Illuminated River as the first four bridges of ambitious art commission are revealed.

London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium bridges are now lit up in unison, with sequenced LED patterns subtly unfolding across each unique structure.

"With Illuminated River, the largest artwork I’ve ever conceived, I’m hoping to follow in the footsteps of Monet, Turner and Whistler and reveal the truly unique, inspiring and poetic character of the Thames. Studying the river and the history of London for the last three years, was a fantastic experience that changed me and allowed me to grow as an artist. The integrated nuances and motions across the bridges create a unified piece that celebrates and enhances the river as a continuous living entity. I’m both delighted and humbled by the completion of this initial phase and I can’t wait for the public to experience the first four bridges.”—Leo Villareal

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Illuminated River, London Bridge, London © Illuminated River

With Illuminated River, the largest artwork I’ve ever conceived, I’m hoping to follow in the footsteps of Monet, Turner and Whistler and reveal the truly unique, inspiring and poetic character of the Thames.

Leo Villareal

Artist Projects — Leo Villareal Illuminates Four London Bridges for Illuminated River, Jul 18, 2019