Jayson Lilley Hand-pulled screenprint with spray paint, acrylic paint, ink and copper leaf Printed onto archival museum board Part of a variable edition of 29* 50 x 50 cm (unframed size)
Signed by the artist Proof of provenance is included with the artwork.
Exclusive to Smithson Gallery
*Please note that the editions vary significantly due to their hand-finished nature. If you have a strong preference regarding the amount of colour that is exposed through the metallic leaf background, please indicate your preference in the order notes. We will do our best to accommodate requests.
If you would like to purchase all three colours from the series (as shown in the final image example), a £30 discount will be automatically applied to the trio of artworks at the checkout.
BEHIND THE ARTWORK
Jayson Lilley’s work has long been characterised by his dogged pursuit of perfection within the image; from his lengthy process of amalgamating and redrawing digital photographs to ensure a completely focussed and crisp image, to the faultless registration of the colours in his printmaking process.
This latest body of work by the urban landscape artist is an exciting development from this pursuit of perfection which sees him embrace the unexpected and unplanned as he allows the materials to take the centre stage of these dynamic cityscapes. Here Lilley departs from the reliable flat support of the paper to introduce texture to the surface, exploring loose applications and unplanned marks. In turn he disrupts the clean, flat qualities of traditional screenprinting and introduces raw lines, rough edges and a sense of life and movement to the scenes; an unpredictability that reflects the personality of the city.
These uncontrolled variations ensure each artwork is completely unique, yet they remain constrained within the frame of a perfect, crisp circle. The loose marks sit in contrast to this round lens, which seems to hold them at the precipice between freedom and constraint; a reflection of a conflicted existence that has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated anxieties centred on our vibrant cities.
Framed works are presented float mounted on a 5mm foam core in a black or white woodgrain frame as shown in the image examples below.
Please specify your preference for black or white in the order notes.
Framing is 2 - 4 weeks as standard but please let us know if this is needed for a particular date and we will do our best to accommodate a faster turnaround for you. Alternative mouldings, frame style or size are available upon request, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss further.
We frame with standard glass which is included in the price, however, we do recommend specialist glass that contains UV & anti-reflective qualities to ensure the archival qualities, depth of colour and metallic leaf are maintained. Please see the price options below:
Anti Reflective 70% UV + £90.00
Anti Reflective 92% UV + £135.00
Anti Reflective 99% UV (Museum Quality) + £158.00
This can be invoiced following your order placement, please note any specialist glass requests in your order notes.
We offer FREE UK SHIPPING across Jayson Lilley's signature collections.
We take our responsibility of caring for the artworks very seriously, and whether framed or unframed we package artworks with the utmost care and protection using high quality sustainable materials. Unframed works are always packaged flat to ensure artworks arrive in excellent condition, however, please get in touch if you would like to discuss options.