Matt Jukes' large-scale, one-of-a-kind monotypes portray “misremembered landscapes of nearly forgotten memories”.
Escapism in its true form, Jukes' monoprints leave the viewer to absorb the image, reflect the work’s serenity and read their own interpretations. Initially created as an antidote to a hectic London lifestyle, the artist uses his work to visually escape back to his halcyon days in Australia where he spent his formative years.
Gently printing different skylines on top of each other, the artist softly builds the landscape into a beautiful scene rich with elegance and depth. The fading shades of colour capture the different states and emotions of the natural world around us, be that an early morning view or moment of quiet before a heavy storm. It is these peaceful moments that the artist captures so perfectly.
Matt Jukes is also including a Somewhere through there and you can hear more about his printing technique in this interview from the Far From the Madding Crowd auction.