U - Underground
U - Underground, Tobias Till
41.5 x 37.5 cm
This is a limited edition of 75. Signed by the artist.
Linocut print on Somerset satin 250 gsm paper
About London A-Z series
In a project spanning all of 2011, Tobias Till has created a box set of 27 limited edition linocuts showing different views of the capital; one for each letter of the alphabet, from the Albert Memorial to London Zoo.
The series plays with the idea of the A – Z map, but instead of a flat street plan, Till presents a colourful tableau of memorable views, knitted together through his distinctive pictorial style and recurring landmarks such as the London Eye, which appears in the background of several compositions. “I like the idea that a landmark that is shown from different positions in a number of prints sets up a dialogue between those images and gives an overall spatial impression of the city.”
About Tobias Till
As a student, Tobias Till focused primarily on painting and drawing. It was not until a few years later that he made his first lino prints, which allowed him to explore his joint enthusiasms for composition and colour. London is his enduring inspiration. His works combine various viewpoints – from expansive aerial views to ground-level images – to convey the way the urban landscape changes as we walk through it. He wants to show off both the overall sense of a place, and the personal details that lie behind it.