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54. Matt Jukes

Under the Clouds

Estimate: £950 - 1,200

Signed (lower right)
Three monoprints on paper
Each: 73 x 53 cm. 
Created in 2019
This work is unique. 

This is the first triptych by the artist to have been offered for sale. 

For the artist Matt Jukes, this work explores the balance between desire and satisfaction:

"This print is about the feeling when you reach the zenith but start looking for the next mountain to climb, without even looking at where you are. A handy reminder to step back and enjoy the moment."

Gently printing different skylines on top of each other, the artist softly builds landscapes into beautiful scenes 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 - peaceful moments that the artist captures so perfectly.

Matt Jukes is also including a view of Vietnamese mountains in this auction, Sapa Mist, and you can hear more about his printing technique in this interview

Accolades
Matt Jukes' work can be found in private and public collections across the world, including The British Institution and Claridge’s Hotel. A version of Under the Clouds was purchased by the Claridge's Hotel.

23 Mar Mar 23

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU