Piranesi Dark

The first 3 were pieces created for the Parallax exhibition in Chelsea, London. The other 2 are more recent.

Inspired by the black and white etchings of "i carceri" by Giovanni Battista Piranesi where complex structures seem to be floating and many of the construction elements lead nowhere. This idea of "structural follies" is a constant in my work.

I wanted to push further the hand drawn hatching to create layering and shadow like in old etchings but also to add depth and tension to the paintings.

These are very intricate drawings but I tested some of what I discovered while doing the Piranesi series to the limit.

Each piece is mixed media, Inkjet, black ink, silver pigment and acrylic on velvet epsom heavy paper (33x48cm, 13x19 in).

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