by Paul Catherall
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Paul’s beautiful linocut prints of architectural landmarks are instantly recognisable, most notably prints of the National Theatre, Battersea Power Station and the Tate Modern, amongst many others. His portfolio of work is incredible, you can see more here.
In this piece, Paul celebrates the Welbeck Street Car Park just off London’s Oxford Street, a stunning piece of architecture built in 1971. The car park is due to be demolished in 2019 to make way for a hotel.
Replicating Paul’s original linocut (see the photo of the blocks he used to make the print), we took each layer and made a screen of each and printed one layer at a time (blue, then light grey, then dark grey), being sure to keep each of the layers semi opaque so they subtly work together.
The print is a wonderful tribute to the brutalist masterpiece and is a truly stunning print.
Paul: ‘After working with Gary few years ago I was keen to see how my lino blocks would translate to screen print with the subtle differences in over layered colours and textures. Taking the sadly soon to be demolished Brutalist masterpiece of Welbeck Street Car Park as subject matter I thought the repeat concrete motifs would perfectly suit the screen print process and I’m delighted with the results”.