‘Chrysler Building’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Jayson Lilley. Printed onto archival museum board, and finished with hand applied 22ct gold leaf and ink, the print is form a limited edition of 12 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Jayson Lilley works at the forefront of printmaking practices, incorporating painting and collage techniques into his process. His work is known for its urban and architectural focus reproducing iconic structures from the metropolis. His love of modernist, Art Deco and Brutalist architectural design is infectious, bleeding into his own work which is often stark and minimal, with strong impact: stripped back palettes - often concrete shades of grey - complement bold compositional techniques.
‘Chrysler Building’ depicts Manhattan’s famous 1920s skyscraper, its iconic peak rising up against the sky. Lilley has crafted the tower from a minimal palette of black and silver, creating a careful interplay of light and shade, before setting the Art Deco building against an expanse of soft gold leaf for beautiful, iridescent texture and tonality.