I have always lived and worked in London. The city is my main source of inspiration with London’s unsettling skies creating the perfect backdrop. I paint the streets around me, predominantly London’s East End. As the city changes overnight, my aim is to document an alternative view of our urban landscape: to explore beauty in the everyday. Concentrating on the city’s decaying, unique architecture I try to capture buildings that hold an attractive melancholy, those that have been neglected and fallen into disrepair as the living city continues to evolve around them.
It is the side streets and alleyways that hold a mystery for me. Above our heads are the shop fronts of crumbling and faded grandeur that most of us will pass by without a second glance. Desolate buildings, with peeling paint, numberless front doors, and glimpses into empty rooms through uncurtained windows, naturally evoke a loneliness inherent in any large city. But their stillness also invites contemplation – of the lives once lived here, and the new lives that continue to do so.
Ezra St h 40cm x w 30cm
£950 (contact firstname.lastname@example.org )