Who can forget matchstick cats and dogs? And moreover, matchstick men. It’s how L. S Lowry’s famous figurative characters were colloquially referred to, as the famous northern industrial landscape (and of course, figurative) artist illustratively depicted scenes of his every day. In 2014 (and for some time before this) much respected and best-selling contemporary abstract (although normally landscape and yes, figurative) artist, John Wilson has also dabbled in a similar graphic vein, and this brand new Autumn collection sees him revisit some very iconic ground instantly recognizable to
Entitled, ‘Street Scene’ Wilson explores pre-trodden paths and cobbled streets pictorially indicative of Lowry, only adopting his own (now hallmark) creative twist, so as to afford familiar-ish scenes a thoroughly modern perspective. That twist/perspective is three-dimension to those not in Wilson’s hitherto visual loop, were streets and architecture come out of the painting to greet you, courtesy of some picture perfect layered skulduggery. Or witchcraft as they might have once called it. Known as wall sculpture, Wilson’s very latest, limited edition iteration has been signed by the 3D artist himself and is available to order as of now.