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Urban Etchings: Artist layers multiple images to give the impression of pencil drawings

In his series Urban Etchings, contemporary artist Grant Legassick loves to study the urban environment by taking multiple images and layering them over one another to give the impression of a fine, delicate pencil drawing or metal etching.

Each etching deconstructs a city environment, replacing form and structure with the ebb and flow of movement, reducing its rigid formalism into a metaphysical yet poetic mutability, leaving you with a deep perspective and a sometimes unnerving view.

These ethereal aggregations depict Grant’s commentary on the human condition in our modern world, raising questions about our relationship with time, the collective experience, forgetfulness and memory.

Urban Etchings will be exhibiting at Riflemaker, 79 Beak Street, London on the 16 and 17 November. To discover more of Grant’s work visit www.grantlegassick.com.

Via Creative Boom submission | All images courtesy of Grant Legassick

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