‘Feel-good art’ goes on display at Ashford International

Artwork sponsored by High Speed 1 has gone on display at Ashford International station.

Several large-scale pieces by artist John Lester have gone on display in the station concourse and lounges.

The installation includes a billboard poster depicting a high speed journey from London to Paris and four five-metre high banners portraying travel, sport and music.

John Lester said: “As we head into summer from what – to all intents and purposes – has been a winter and spring of discontent, Great Britain needs motivation to be positive about its future and to feel great again, as well as presenting an upbeat welcome to tourists from abroad.

“I deliberately created large-scale, feel-good art to cheer passengers and the images certainly help to alleviate the gloom that can be caused by the recession and the British climate alike.”

Ben Ruse, director of media and PR for High Speed 1, said: “The images created by John Lester fit comfortably with the ethos of an international station and are impressive for their size and their sense of joy.

“We hope that they achieve the aim of brightening up the passenger’s day.”

John Lester is currently preparing several 1.2m x 2m to go on display at St Pancras International Station to advertise the artworks at Ashford International Station.

 

 

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