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Original framed drawing 'Southbank' - Pens on Paper 50 x 35cm (framed size 61 x 49cm). Framed with high transparency, low reflective art glass.

Taken from Joe Simpson's series 'INTERMISSION'. After almost a year of living in some form of lockdown - Joe decided to draw some of the places he misses visiting the most. Joe says “It’s the first time as an artist that I’ve tried to capture a specific moment in time, most of my work deals in fiction and creating stylised narratives in my work, it’s been fun to work in a different way - reflecting a unique moment that we’ve all been living through. I’ve chosen venues that I love and long to return to, and drawn them from a viewpoint that focuses on their eerie quietness. Whether that’s by focusing on an empty bench in the drawing of the Natural History Museum, or a lone man on the phone dwarfed in size by The National Theatre.

Whilst this series focuses on a difficult time period, I hope they have a timeless quality, that these beautiful places drenched in sunlight feels like a celebration of the city, and an excitement to return to normal.”