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Parliament Hill – London
Limited Edition Print
Hand Printed Etching
Size: H 10.5cm x W 71cm x D 0.01cm
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This limited edition etching is a view of London looking down from Parliament Hill at dusk on an early autumn evening. I have loved this view ever since i moved to London as a student and have watched the city change from up here over the years as new buildings populate the skyline. St Paul’s is now like a jewel amongst the new structures and along with King’s Cross station and Big Ben it tells of the history and continuity of metropolitan life in London. The history of the whole city is in this skyline, it tells tales to all of us of our times in the capital – memories layered across time and space.
John Duffin is a painter and printmaker whose work is based on the modern environments of cities and towns, creating dynamic, cinematic images of contemporary urban life. His unique images of architecture, lighting and figures have been greatly praised and awarded, recently receiving The Most Outstanding Print Award from Sir peter Blake, he has a distinctive artistic voice and has much to say in his work about contemporary life in all of it’s manifestations. His work is in the tradition of LS Lowry in Britain and Edward Hopper in America and like these artists he creates unique views of contemporary urban life, a combination of his ability as a draughtsman, his imagination and his personal use of perspective and colour. He makes drawings and watercolours in front of his chosen subject and takes these sketches back to his London studio where he creates from them his own imaginative interpretation of the site, recreating the place anew via his own imagination. His work is redolent with influences from cinema, graphic novels and the history of figurative painting, but from this comes a vision that is his alone.
Size: H:10.5 cm x W:71 cm