‘City of London’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Jayson Lilley. Printed onto 410gsm Somerset Satin Paper, the piece is finished with hand laid gold leaf and biro detail. From a limited edition of 29, the print 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.
‘City of London’ depicts the London skyline, viewed from the South side of the river. London’s iconic cathedral nestles amongst the city’s layers of architectural history, from Somerset House to the Walkie Talkie. Lilley creates a beautiful fusion between stark monochrome and flashes of technicolour, filling sections with bright greens, blues and reds for a deliciously Pop Art collage aesthetic. To finish the print, Lilley covers the sky with a sheet of gold leaf, for iridescent texture and tonality: a beautiful touch to this celebration of the city.