Detailed Etching focusing on the construction of the new builds around London.
London based artist Melanie Bellis draws outdoors at locations in the heart of the city and then develops her drawings into atmospheric etchings. The intensity of etching as a process and the possible marks she can achieve lends itself to her urban subject matter. Her work is inspired by buildings and urban scenes, and her most recent work focuses on large scale construction projects which are in no shortage in the city. Melanie works from observation; she then develops the drawings she has made on-site into etchings. The underlying theme in her work is change; she is drawn to buildings that are unfinished and in a state of flux. She finds buildings under construction visually dynamic ...
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