About this work of Art
Scandal in the Background – London Landscape – Laura Jordan – Contemporary artist
An original pen, ink and collage on drawing paper.
100 x 160cm – paper size
110 x 170cm – frame size
Framed in a simple black frame.
Signed, editioned and titled by the artist.
Inspiration and process: Laura takes her inspiration from visiting cities and captures her ideas initially through photography. As well as photographing for research Laura will spend a large amount of time people watching and trying to understand how the people of the city function and move about their daily lives. She divides her attention between the physical spaces colour and shape of a city and the cultural economical and social behaviour of a city, eventually being able to combine the different elements and making visual connections.
Once back in the studio she will then create lots of small illustrations usually drawn up from scenes and ideas she’s captured whilst visiting the city and this creates the starting point for the cityscape. Scenes are then overlapped and merged to layer on top of one another creating a shared scenario this creates the feel of city life with individual moments making up the bigger picture of a metropolis existence.
- Size : H 110 cm x W 170 cm