PAPER ROSES AT GALERIA MELISSA

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Zoe Bradley the British paper artist has created a fantastic exhibit at Galeria Melissa in London’s Covent Garden.

 Called “Neon Garden”, the exhibit is made up of East Asian exotic flowers. In hues of vibrant reds, pinks and purple, the piece fills the ground floor and basement of the gallery in King Street.

Paper roses at Galeria Melissa

Paper roses at Galeria Melissa

 Upstairs a huge suspended lotus sits at the centre of a kaleidoscopic flower animation. Downstairs, the same flower, in vibrant red, is ‘heroed’ on a revolving plinth surrounded by walls smothered in roses, lotus, cherry blossoms, dahlias and fuchsias.

The installation is lit by UV lighting, giving it an otherworldly aspect and a sense of wonder. Each flower has been sculpted out of iridescent paper; Bradley’s preferred medium.

Paper roses at Galeria Melissa

Paper roses at Galeria Melissa

 Bradley said: “I wanted to create an exotic garden that was going to celebrate the feminine and architectural forms of flowers… using feminine bold lines and really hot colours to bring summer into Covent Garden.”

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