December 21, 2020 · 1.1 min read

Restore opens to the public during the Nine Elms Advent Trail 2020

Restore by Adalberto Lonardi opens at the Mason’s Arms Pub in London, part of the Nine Elms and Battersea Advent Trail 2020 and sponsored by the Nine Elms Arts Ministry.

In this moment of darkness, the light comes from the values we can restore. Restore relationships, traditions, cultures, and ecosystems. The sense of belonging to a family, to a group of friends and the community is essential to look at a radiant future. As artists, citizens and human being, we need to celebrate the simple and essentials elements of life.

Pub entrance on the main street with colorful glass art installation on the windowsRestore - the pub entrance on the main street

Restore is a site-specific, large scale window installation about the celebration of the sense of belonging as a symbol of light. Inspired by mystical stained glass windows, the drawings represent the Mason’s Arms Pub community around a dining table as a space to restore conviviality and togetherness among young and old generations.

Colorful glass hand painting representing a diverse family around a tableRestore - Blue panel representing a family around the table

The drawing style is a unique feature of Adalberto's artworks, continuing and evolving ‘The United Generations’ project. Developed as a universal pictorial language, it encourages simplicity, inclusivity and personal interpretation. The drawings are the outcome of an iterative process that includes computer rendering, creative software and hand painting.

Colorful preliminary sketches of two windowsRestore - Preliminary sketches of the two windows

For more information visit: @nineelmsartsministry