Construction I, dreams of urban life, hand-painted postcard


  • Title: Construction I, dreams of urban life, hand-painted postcard
  • Hand-painted, original artwork
  • Coloured ink on Khadi rag paper
  • Portrait
  • Signed and dated
  • 10  x 15 cm


These hand-painted “Constructivist postcards”, are memory postcards, inspired by my love of brutalist architecture and modernist art and design. Here’s the first of the series… Construction I, dreams of urban life

My impulse to create the “Construction, dreams of urban life” painted postcards series was sparked by the thoughtful gift of vintage inks from a dear friend. I thought the colours were exquisite and so unlike contemporary ink shades. I had to make modernist art inspired by these vintage, mid-century colours.

I wanted to make art with a loving thought while still referencing the age of the inks. So I made these abstract artwork pieces about something I’ve missed in lock-down – the city. I am a Londoner after-all. So I wanted to celebrate the modernist housing estate where I used to live, that were created for the original key workers after the Second World War.

So here are my constructivist postcards, are a tribute to community, to urban life and to friendship. And art, the art that has influenced me and that I love.


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