Aug 152012
 

A couple of photos of me related to the London 2012 Olympics. I really, really can’t believe it’s over. I feel so sad. But I also feel so proud of our athletes and the people who were involved in the organisation; brilliant job. Looking forward to the Paralympics next!

Kulvinder Matharu at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium

Kulvinder Matharu with a London 2012 Olympic flame torch bearer

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2012

Aug 042012
 

I’d already posted a number of photos of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony in various places, and I’ve now collated these and put online at a single resource:

Flowers at London 2012 Olympics ParkFlowers at London 2012 Olympics ParkOlympics RingsOlympics RingsGiant Olympic BallsOlympic BellLondon 2012 Isle OceanLondon 2012 Olympics Industrial Age ChimneysBeatles Yellow SubmarinesOlympics RingsGreat Britain Ticker Tape at the London 2012 OlympicPaul McCartney and lightsLondon 2012 Olympic RingDanny Boyle at London 2012London 2012 Olympic Flame

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2012

Jul 282012
 

There are certainly plenty of videos and photos for this event, but I thought I’d post some here that are a little bit different.

In terms of an event, I especially loved the industrial drummers and the chimneys, the children’s fantasy nightmare, the music video on the house, and the final fireworks.

The music throughout was excellent. With the drummers, I felt every percussion it was so loud, the body taking the brunt of the sound. Awesome! And then the final fireworks, deep impact sound ripping through your body, I loved it!

I have videos of the event and I’ll upload those to YouTube at some point, but there’s just so much to do right now!

Ok, this first photo one is not from the Opening Ceremony but was taken just before the dress rehearsal on Monday 23rd July 2012:

ArcelorMittal Orbit

These flowers are along the Greenway gate into the Olympics Park, just a couple of hours before the Opening Ceremony on 27th July 2012:

Flowers at London 2012 Olympics Park

Flowers at London 2012 Olympics Park

These are “out of focus” shots of lights in the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012; I like to call these the Olympic Rings :

Olympics Rings

Olympics Rings

Olympics Rings

The following are more traditional photos from an Olympics Opening Ceremony, just to provide some context!

London 2012 Olympics Industrial Age Chimneys

Olympics Bell

Lights at the London 2012 Olympics

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2012

Nov 042011
 

The official posters for the 2012 Olympics have been unveiled. These have all been designed by established and well known UK artists.

When I first saw these posters, I thought “They’re having a laugh!". After my initial reaction, I looked at them again but as an overall package; they do have a cohesive theme. As a themed exhibition in a modern art museum these would feel right at home and perhaps even be well received. Londoners and visitors may just like them although I’m not so sure. However, I’m no artist, so what do I know!

Anyway, here’re the 12 posters that I downloaded from The Guardian:

Michael-Craig-Martin-Olym-001Bob-and-Roberta-Smith-Oly-002Tracey-Emin-Olympic-poste-003Fiona-Banner-Olympic-post-004Bridget-Riley-Olympic-pos-005Gary-Hume-Olympic-poster--006Rachel-Whiteread-Olympic--007Sarah-Morris-Olympic-post-008Howard-Hodgkin-Olympic-po-009Martin-Creed-Olympic-post-010Chris-Ofili-Olympic-poste-011Anthea-Hamilton-Olympic-p-012

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011