‘So This Is London’ is a 2 colour silkscreen print from artist Clare Halifax. Hand printed onto Somerset satin paper. From a limited edition of 75. The print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Clare Halifax is an artist who understands the beauty of print making. Using highly skilled processes, with an impressive talent for illustration, Halifax creates prints of rich and meticulous detail, with design, pattern and colour playing crucial roles in the overall aesthetic. Halifax takes inspiration from her immediate surroundings, drawing on places of special significance from her own life to create busy, bustling cityscapes, filled with vibrancy and character. ‘So This Is London’ depicts the city of London from an elevated position, looking down and across the Thames. Halifax has included the key sites: the Shard and St Pauls, Tate Modern and the Gherkin, rendered in careful architectural detail. The rest of the city is filled in painstakingly with black ink, stretching back as far as the eye can see, with a soft blue sky and river for contrast against the monochrome. Though detailed, her work refuses rigidity and realism, opting for an illustrative style where perspective is kept fluid (both technically and artistically) to allow Halifax’s unique style to shine.