Our Story

2003

We were commissioned to create a bespoke art installation for this incredible space in an architecturally iconic building in Hammersmith. The reception area marks the start of the journey upwards to the apex, many stories up. We went on a creative journey to determine a way to celebrate the space without filling it and obstructing the astonishing view. We decided to focus on a reflective form and developed the concept of the classic spinning top; a concept that would work from every angle.

2006

In 2006 the new Wembley Stadium had just been built. Realising this was a once in a life time opportunity and without a significant portfolio of previous projects to lead with, the pair set to work putting together what they describe as the ‘mother of all pitches’. They spent every waking hour,  preparing a proposal that outlined the significant role art and photography could play in infusing the new stadium with the spirit of the old hallowed turf. Their passion and hard work paid off when Wembley said yes and just three years after founding, we went on to design and curate collections across the whole stadium amounting to hundreds of pieces of work. A true honour.

2008-14

These two projects are significant for the studio and represent landmark moments for our progression. In 2008 we created a 20m feature wall for Heinz in Nijmegan, Netherlands. Not only was it our first major project abroad but also our first significant overtly branded project at scale. The project to the right is Timeless (2014) at Senator House. This represented our first hanging light installation which pushed the studio forward with regards to complexity and ambition and taught us some valuable lessons along the way forcing the studio to grow as a result.

2012

In 2012 we decided to move the studio East, to the creative quarter of London in the heart of Shoreditch. This was a giant leap for the studio but necessary for our creative growth. Suddenly we found ourselves in the thick of it, feeding off the energy of the area. We found a perfect little studio space housed on the first floor of an old furniture warehouse which has provided us with the ideal environment to grow as and when we have needed to. At a time where many of the old art studios are disappearing from the area, we are proud to fly the flag and hope to ensure that Shoreditch still has a strong, relevant and engaging artistic identity.

2016

Having been lucky enough to work in the US on a couple of major projects we took the opportunity to establish a sister studio on the west coast to build on the momentum. We loved the idea that our work could reach a larger demographic of people and the move supported our mission to make art more accessible, bringing it into contact with our everyday lives. The US offers incredible creative opportunities and our first major installation ‘Contours’ (2017) is a flavour of what to expect of the coming months.

2003

Our studio was founded as a continuation of James Burkes university degree. Having graduated in Contemporary Art in 2003, James wasn’t ready to stop the project he had spent 3 years researching. At the core of his concept was the desire to lessen arts dependency on the gallery space and make it open and accessible to the masses. Leaving uni, James immediately founded the studio to carry on the work and soon teamed up with long time friend Paul Arad. Together they moved into a small studio in Harrow and set to work

2008-14

These two projects are significant for the studio and represent landmark moments for our progression. In 2008 we created a 20m feature wall for Heinz in Nijmegan, Netherlands. Not only was it our first major project abroad but also our first significant overtly branded project at scale. The project to the right is Timeless (2014) at Senator House. This represented our first hanging light installation which pushed the studio forward with regards to complexity and ambition and taught us some valuable lessons along the way forcing the studio to grow as a result.

2016

Having been lucky enough to work in the US on a couple of major projects we took the opportunity to establish a sister studio on the west coast to build on the momentum. We loved the idea that our work could reach a larger demographic of people and the move supported our mission to make art more accessible, bringing it into contact with our everyday lives. The US offers incredible creative opportunities and our first major installation ‘Contours’ (2017) is a flavour of what to expect of the coming months.