‘Spot the Shard’ is a 2 colour silkscreen print by artist Clare Halifax. 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 in her own life to create busy, bustling cityscapes, filled with vibrancy and character. ‘Spot the Shard’ reveals Halifax’s clear passion for architectural detail: in the foreground, the Shard rises into the sky, each glass panel reflecting a different part of the city, as though camouflaged against the skyline. Behind it, Halifax has included other iconic London edifices: the Walkie Talkie and the Gherkin can both be seen amidst a labyrinthine, almost Piranesi-like, mesh of streets and buildings, rendered in extraordinary detail. Halifax has really captured something of the city in a way which is both accurate and artistic: refusing rigidity or realism - despite her extraordinary attention to detail - Halifax opts for a fluidity of perspective, which allows her unique style to shine.