Jeremy looks at 3 of Zaha Hadid’s Virtual Paintings on display at Serpentine Sackler Gallery.
Zaha Hadid’s Metropolis, 1988
An interrogation into the urban topography of London. Commissioned for an exhibition of the same title at the ICA, London, which invited emerging architects to explore the contemporary metropolis. Depicting London as a polycentric patchwork of villages that have evolved and expanded over centuries, the painting highlights the disparate urban centres competing to establish new focal points. The River Thames is imagined as a winding orange and yellow boundary, demarcating the different sides of the city.