Property Paintings, 2015 –

Property Paintings is an ongoing series using found images from Estate Agent emails promoting luxury Barbican Estate flats. Using the featured photographs as source material the paintings are an attempt to bring this desirable lifestyle closer. Unlike typical domestic scenes no people are shown, the photographic source images exist purely to present the property in its best light to encourage a sale.

Each artwork is made as and when property newsletters are received. This means for each work to be made there are several steps in the process starting with the decision of the landlord to rent out or sell. Finished paintings are then posted to Instagram tagged #PropertyPaintings along with the Barbican location and building name.

A selection of work from this series was included in the February 2017 exhibition New Property.

Willoughby House 24 June 2017

Willoughby House, 24 June. 2017. Acrylic and ballpoint pen on paper. 31cm x 29.7cm

 

Chris Coombes John Trundle May 2017Court 17 Mar 2017

John Trundle Court, 6 May. 2017. Ballpoint pen and acrylic on paper.

 

Chris Coombes, Breton House Barbican Property Painting, 17 April. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Breton House, 17 April. 2017. Acrylic on canvas 35.6cm x 25.4cm / 14″ x 10″.

Chris Coombes, Thomas More House, Barbican Property Painting, 6 April. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Thomas More House, 6 April. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House, Barbican Property Painting, 29 March. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Andrewes House, 29 March. 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Chris Coombes, John Trundle Court, House Barbican Property Painting, 23 March. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

John Trundle Court, 23 March. 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Chris Coombes John Trundle Court 17 Mar 2017

 

John Trundle Court, 21 March. 2017. Acrylic on paper.

Chris Coombes Ben Jonson House 1 March 2017

 

Ben Jonson House, 1 March. 2017. Acrylic on paper.

 

Chris Coombes Willoughby House 24 Feb 2017

Willoughby House, 24 February. 2017. Acrylic and ballpoint pen on paper.

 

Chris Coombes Frobisher Crescent 22 Feb 2017

Frobisher Crescent, 22 February. 2017. Acrylic on paper.

 

Chris Coombes Ben Jonson House 21 Feb 2017

 

Ben Jonson House, 21 February. 2017. Acrylic on paper.

 

Chris Coombes Ben Jonson House 19 Feb 2017

 

Ben Jonson House, 19 February. 2017. Acrylic on paper.

 

Chris Coombes, Willoughby House Barbican Property Painting, 7 February. 2017. Acrylic on paper

Willoughby House, 7 February. 2017. Acrylic on paper.

Chris Coombes Speed House 16 Feb 2017

Speed House, 16 February. 2017. Acrylic on paper

Chris Coombes Willoughby House 14 February 2017

Willoughby House, 14 February. 2017. Acrylic on paper

Chris Coombes Speed House 13 Feb 2017

 

Speed House, 13 February. 2017. Acrylic on paper.

Chris Coombes, Ben Jonson House Barbican Property Painting, 12 February. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Ben Jonson House, 12 February. 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House Barbican Property Painting, 9 February. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Ben Jonson House, 12 February. 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Chris Coombes, Thomas More House Barbican Property Painting, 9 February. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Thomas More House, 9 February. 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Chris Coombes, Blake House Barbican Property Painting, 7 February. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Blake House, 7 February. 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Chris Coombes, Cromwell House Barbican Property Painting, 7 February. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Cromwell House, 7 February. 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Chris Coombes, Breton House Barbican Property Painting, 26 January. 2017. Acrylic on paper

Breton House, 26 January. 2017. Acrylic on paper.

Chris Coombes, Gilbert House Barbican Property Painting, 21 January. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Breton House, 26 January. 2017. Acrylic on paper.

Chris Coombes, Ben Jonson House Barbican Property Painting, 16 January. 2017

Ben Jonson House, 16 January. 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Chris Coombes, Blake House Barbican Property Painting, 13 January. 2017

Blake House, 13 January. 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House Barbican Property Drawing, 2 January. 2017. Acrylic on Paper

Andrewes House, 2 January. 2017. Acrylic on Canvas.

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House Barbican Property Painting, 7 January. 2017

Andrewes House, 7 January. 2017. Acrylic on Canvas.

Chris Coombes, Willoughby House Barbican Property Drawing, 6 January. 2017

Willoughby House, 6 January. 2017. Acrylic on Canvas.

Chris Coombes, Thomas More House Barbican Property Painting, 4 January. 2017. Acrylic on canvas

Thomas More House, 4 January. 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

Chris Coombes, Speed House Barbican Property Painting, 2 January. 2017 Acrylic on Canvas

Speed House, 2 January. 2017 Acrylic on Canvas.

Chris Coombes Willoughby House 11 Dec 2016

 

Willoughby House, 11 December. 2016. Acrylic on Paper.

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House Barbican Property Drawing, 2 December. 2016 Acrylic on Paper

Andrewes House, 2 December. 2016. Acrylic on Paper.

Chris Coombes, Seddon House Barbican Property Drawing, 2 December. 2016 Acrylic on Paper

Seddon House, 2 December. 2016. Acrylic on Paper.

 

Chris Coombes Speed House 3 Nov 2016

Speed House, 3 November. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Bunyan Court, 1 November. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Bunyan Court, 1 November. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House Barbican Property Painting, 30 October. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Andrewes House, 30 October. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House Barbican Property Painting, 19 October. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Andrewes House, 19 October. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Chris Coombes, Thomas More House, Barbican Property Painting, 17 October. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Thomas More House, 17 October. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Chris Coombes, Bunyan Court, Barbican Property Painting, 22 September. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Bunyan Court, 22 September. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Chris Coombes, Cromwell Tower, Barbican Property Painting, 16 August. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Cromwell Tower,  16 August. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Chris Coombes, Bunyan Court, Barbican Property Painting, 15 August. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Bunyan Court, 15 August. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House Barbican Property Painting, 13 August. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Andrewes House, 13 August. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House Barbican Property Painting, 8 July. 2016 Acrylic on Canvas. 21cm x 30cm

Andrewes House, 8 July. 2016 Acrylic on Canvas. 21cm x 30cm

Chris Coombes, Shakespeare Tower Barbican Property Painting, 28 July. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Shakespeare Tower, 28 July. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House Barbican Property Painting, 28 July. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Andrewes House, 28 July. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House Barbican Property Painting, 8 July. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Andrewes House, 8 July. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Chris Coombes, Willoughby House Barbican Property Painting, 7 July. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Willoughby House, 7 July. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Chris Coombes, Willoughby House Barbican Property Painting, 5 July. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Willoughby House, 5 July. 2016. Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.

Chris Coombes, Andrewes House, 8 July. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm

Andrewes House, 8 July. 2016 Acrylic on Paper. 21cm x 30cm.