The Portobello Wall is a nine month lasting art commission for artists to create work that people see as they walk between Portobello Market and Golborne Road Market. This year’s artwork was by a local artist Albert Kueh, who took photos of things with contrasting contexts but similar compositions within the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea. Through their presentation as lenticular prints, the passers by can see different images and a juxtaposition between them, depending on their direction of travel.
Speaking for an InTRANSIT Festival interviewer, Albert Kueh said, “As a visual person, I constantly document images of the area that I find interesting and delightful, which leaves me with a lot of photographs ideally suited to this project. This year’s festival theme of ‘Strange Bedfellows: The Attraction of Opposites’ is perfect to highlight the juxtaposition of the wide and varied lives of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
“Using lenticular printing, my images are produced with an illusion of depth and the ability to change and move as the image is viewed from different angles. A single word is printed to represent one side of the contrast, while the viewer can choose their own word for the other image.”
The art was viewed by the The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Councillor Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford, who praised the artist and his artwork.