VIDEO: New kaleidoscopic artwork on display at Leeds City Station

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A new kaleidoscopic artwork display has been installed to greet commuters at Leeds railway station.

Travellers passing through the station will brush past the 14-metre wide SuperLeeds vinyl display, which has been placed in the middle of the bridge overlooking the main entrance.

The artwork is spread across 12 glass panels and features bubblegum colours and bold lines to create patterns that make its angles appear to change as people pass by.

A video produced by Ollie Jenkins shows the display being installed at the station.

The artwork was designed by artist Rob Lowe, who has created artwork for magazines and books and had exhibitions in Frankfurt and San Francisco.

Mr Lowe, who is also known as Supermundane and originally from Tamworth near Birmingham, said: “I’m really pleased with the artwork, it has come out really well.

The colourful 14-metre-wide art display, created by Rob Lowe, now on show at Leeds City Station. Picture by Sarah Zagni.

The colourful 14-metre-wide art display, created by Rob Lowe, now on show at Leeds City Station. Picture by Sarah Zagni.

“There’s nothing in London like it and I don’t know any other station that has something similar, it’s unique.

“It’s something people can enjoy day-to-day.

“I hope people can appreciate it as a colourful thing that brightens up their day as while they’re commuting.”

It was installed last Friday next to the station’s new South Leeds entrance, which is currently being built.

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The art project was organised by Network Rail and Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council that supports culture in the city through grants and schemes.

Helen Dawson, Leeds station manager for Network Rail, said: “It is great to see the artwork installed on the footbridge and it has really brightened up that area of the station.

“The colourful design has already caught the eye of many passengers who have been extremely positive about it.”

Work on the new-look station entrance is due to be completed in November.

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