‘From Ellis Island’ 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.
‘From Ellis Island’ depicts the view of Manhattan, perching on the East River, as seen from Ellis Island. The iconic skyline crouches at the bottom of the print, awash in soft shades of blue and black, while the strip of sky has been finished with a sheet of gold leaf, for iridescent texture and tonality: a beautiful touch to this glorious celebration of the city.