Contemporary artist, Jayson Lilley, has worked at the forefront of printmaking for many years. His approach to the modern landscape is unique and fresh, in both technique and materials.
Lilley’s work is known for its urban and architectural focus, zooming in on familiar landmarks and reproducing iconic vistas and structures from the metropolis. His innovative printmaking practice combines silkscreen, painting and collage techniques to construct vibrant scenes that are always accompanied by expansive skies and which play on salience and colour. Lilley’s most recent collection explores some of London’s more natural vistas, as he contemplates the relationship between nature and the urban landscape. In these pieces, he combines silkscreen print with copper leaf and hand drawing to dramatic effect.
Lilley graduated from the University for the Creative Arts in 2000 with a First Class honours degree in Visual Communication. He had an award-winning career in design before focussing on his artwork, and his background in design is ever apparent in his visual style and methodology. He has exhibited widely across the UK and internationally. Recent accolades include being shortlisted for the Westmorland Landscape Prize 2019 and inclusion in the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2019. Lilley’s works are held in collections across the world including London, New York, Japan, Hong Kong and Moscow.
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Art Car Boot Fair x Smithson Gallery
To celebrate the upcoming Art Car Boot Fair Flora & Fauna edition, this new collection of work explores some of London’s more natural vistas, parks, tree-lined embankments and waterways as I contemplate the relationship between nature and the urban landscape all viewed from the top deck of my favourite London bus journeys!
Printed on a 1980’s bus roll, following on from previous releases at the Art Car Boot Fair “Everything Tops Trump” (Printed on 80’s Top Trump cards) and “Richer Girl” (printed on vintage £5 notes), I continue to explore nostalgia and romanticising great memories of my childhood.
Hand pulled silk screen print with Diamond and Gold dust
Printed on vintage bus roll ticket
Ticket size 175 x 37mm
Frame size 290 x 150mm
Edition of 60
Special ACBF Price £145 or 3 for £395
May 15-17th 2021
For more information and tickets contact Smithson Gallery
THE BRISTOL COLLECTION
View Full Collection with Smithson Gallery