Installations

Royal Academy of Arts /

Picasso and Paper Exhibition, Entrance Installation.

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Concept design & development, briefing and overseeing of fabrication and installation.

Commissioned by: Royal Academy of Arts 

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Based on a brief to bring all things paper to life in the entrance and vestibule of the RA during the Picasso and Paper Exhibition, the concept was all about paper on a very large scale. The creative concept enhanced the experience of visitors through both 2D and 3D elements.  In the spirit of Picasso the vast architectural walls of the Vestibule were covered with a beautiful bespoke, collage design, digital wallpaper.

Graphics were applied to every step of the Grand Staircase, to visually transform them into stacks of paper that led visitors to the exhibition entrance.

Stunning functional 3D elements were also created within the paper theme. Echoing the staircase treatment, both a display table for the RA retail store and benches for visitors to sit on were made to look like huge stacks of art paper.

The resulting visual simplicity of the scheme celebrated the artistry of Picasso and took people on a journey before and after they entered this stunning exhibition. As always, a lot of attention to the details was required to bring this concept to life.

Production sourcing and quote coordination by The Invisible Man, fabrication and installation of 2D graphic elements by The Graphical Treefabrication and installation of 3D elements by Neil MorganThe exhibition signage was created by Burgess and Beech.