Using photography taken during night-time walks around London as a starting point, this edition of viscosity prints from a polymer photogravure and collagraph plate is concerned with light shining from anonymous rooms in the dark. These 'night rooms' seem to demonstrate the subversion that occurs in how we see space at night: the glowing windows become a compass with which to navigate the city, yet simultaneously offer a glimpse of something inaccessible and unknown.
The photograph I used to create the polymer plate was taken whilst I was walking beside the Regent's Canal in East London. To further distort the windows reflected in the canal and to represent the shimmering surface of its water, I applied a gel medium to part of the plate enabling me to work with different applications of ink in the various aspects of the composition.
'Night Rooms' (2023) | Viscosity prints from a polymer photogravure plate with collagraph on 280gsm BFK Rives paper | 41cm x 49.5cm | Edition of twenty and two artist proofs (APs) | 3/20 to 20/20 & both APs available, 1/20 and 2/20 SOLD