Hoxton Window Project

Hoxton Window Project: Alexandre Centazzo & Jean-Baptiste Di Marco

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For this month’s Hoxton Window Project, we featured the incredibly talented artist duo Alexandre Centazzo and Jean-Baptiste Di Marco. They arrived at our offices early on a Tuesday, fresh off the overnight bus from Paris, and started covering the majority of our gigantic office windows with white gouache, a type of thickened paint.

One of the main ideas behind their project was to create an allegory: by painting nocturnal animals they wanted to draw attention to the idea that humans, too, live their lives differently by night – that the city is alive in a very different way in the dark than it is in the light, similar to forests and other “natural habitats.” Their artwork echoes this, since it looks very different during the day compared to when it is lit up with projections at night.