ART PROCUREMENT FOR BARCLAYS' NEW SYDNEY OFFICE

Image Credit: Art Pharmacy Consulting / Guy Wilkinson

Image Credit: Art Pharmacy Consulting / Guy Wilkinson

Client

Barclays

Date

August 2019

Artists

Marisabel Gonzalez

Artwork Procured

Title: “Barden Lookout”

Medium: Acrylic and oils on polyester canvas

Dimensions: 107 x 198 cm

Date: 2017

Location

Barclays’ Sydney Offices in Chifley Towers

Brief

Art Pharmacy Consulting were approached by Barclays, an investment bank and financial services company, to source an artwork for their freshly designed Sydney office. 

An artwork needed to be chosen and installed into the space before the official launch of the office space the following Monday. Art Pharmacy Consulting only had 3 hours to source and present available, Sydney based artworks to the Barclays international board of directors..

The chosen artwork is by Sydney based, but Venezuelan born artist, Marisabel Gonzalez. As well as being an abstract painter, Marisabel is a trained doctor, specialising in ultrasounds, which influences her artistic practise. 

Image Credit: Art Pharmacy Consulting / Guy Wilkinson

Image Credit: Art Pharmacy Consulting / Guy Wilkinson

Description

“Barden Lookout" is an abstract landscape depicting the Blue Mountains. The work was painted in 2017 while Marisabel was recovering from an injury to her elbow, which prevented her from working in the hospital. Despite Marisabel being right handed, “Barden Lookout” was painted entirely with her left hand.

Documentation

Guy Wilkinson

Image Credit: Art Pharmacy Consulting / Guy Wilkinson

Image Credit: Art Pharmacy Consulting / Guy Wilkinson