If there’s one part of the very fabric of London life which is pictorially documented as much as the equally iconic likes of the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus and the River Thames itself, then it’s Big Ben’s clock tower, the Houses of Parliament, the black Hackney cab and red Routemaster double-decker buses. Always has been like this, and always will be. And whilst exciting new contemporary cityscape exponent, Samantha Ellis has largely turned a blind eye to the former list of capital city visual props, the same can’t be said of the latter.
Ellis’ ‘Playing for Time’ is the very latest compositional offering from an artist who’s rapidly rising up through the massed ranks of her chosen genre’s biggest names and creating a lot of headlines for herself, courtesy of visual wonderment of the graphical ilk and illustrative poise of timely releases such as this giclee on board limited edition piece. Bearing the much talked about Ellis’ signature about its surface area, this 22” x 29” iteration could be hanging from a wall in your urban interior space in next to no time, providing you make that initial enquiry at your next convenience, so as to steal a march on rivals. Consider this your five minute warning….