Crossing Wellington Street
Monoprint and screenprint
83 x 63cm framed, 76 x 56cm unframed
Edition number 4/5
£395 (framed), £330 (unframed)
Janet Brooke’s work is an exploration of the constantly changing structure of the contemporary city.
By combining a mixture of photographic and drawn elements within her prints, she conveys a feeling of the chaos and claustrophobia not far from the surface of the urban landscape. Echoing the way the city itself evolves, she uses the printing process in a free-form way, printing and overprinting to produce subtle layers of colour and texture.
She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-printmakers and The Printmakers Council and has exhibited widely in both independent and mixed shows.
Her work is held in several private and public collections including The Museum of London, The Open University and The Royal London Hospital.
Crossing Wellington Street, Monoprint and screenprint
On her travels Brooke has visited Hong Kong several times. From her first visit, she was immediately struck by the vibrancy and energy of the place and on her return home felt inspired to make some prints inspired by her time there. This one is taken from a view of a very busy junction in Central Hong Kong, which seemed to epitomise the vigour and immediacy of the place. The contrast between the cool, clean modern architecture with the bustling, colourful, and often rather scruffy, street life carrying on below, just as it always has done is reflected in the in the two contrasting printing methods …. the rather painterly monoprint overlaid by some harder edged screenprint.