Continuing a tradition started over 30 years ago of an annual Christmas gift by a leading British artist we at Momart are delighted to present to you the 2020 Christmas card.
The work this year, ‘Self isolation in the study’, is a pen and ink illustration by Phlegm.
Phlegm is a British artist based in London. His works in the urban landscape can be seen on every major continent with each piece forming part of a grand narrative that extends worldwide. Working predominantly in monochrome his fine technique and intricate detail can be viewed as a curiosity cabinet of the mind writ large across such diverse structures as 45m tall Grain silos in Western Australia or 10 storey high Tower blocks in Canada.
The other side to his practice is the opposite in scale, producing fine copper engravings and meticulous dip pen work for his “editions” or stand alone collections such as the recently completed ‘Pandemic Diaries’.
This gift is part of a series of engravings and drawings based on compositions by early renaissance engravers. It is a 2020 take on Albrecht Durer’s ‘St Jerome in his study’ which sees the subject bathed not in the light from his halo but the glow of a Zoom call.