British artist Jason Lilley works at the intersection of painting, collage and printmaking to create a distinctive contemporary aesthetic. Inspired by iconic architecture and metropolitan centres, he is recognised for his celebrations of cities, from Brighton to London to New York. His influences include Japanese Ukiyo-e and Constructivism, citing the work of Katsushika Hokusai and Alexander Rodchenko as principal inspirations.
From Art Deco to Bauhaus to Brutalism, Lilley’s love for twentieth century architecture is writ large on his work. Characterised by strong compositional structures and stark palettes, Lilley explores the contrast of light and shadow to convey the forms and silhouettes defined by clean lines and large areas of flat colour. Recent work sees the addition of panels of gold leaf, adding textural highlights for a sparkling salute to the city.