Construction II, dreams of urban life


  • Title: Construction II, 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


Here’s my Construction II, dreams of urban life abstract art work, created using tin-can pens and Japanese calligraphy brushes on Khadi rag paper.

These hand-painted “Constructivist postcards”, are memory postcards, inspired by my love of brutalist architecture and modernist art and design.

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 so deep and beautiful and quite unlike contemporary ink shades. I had to make some modernist inspired art with them.

I wanted to make art with a loving thought while still referencing the age of these 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.


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