Modern ArtBuyer affordable prints under £200 : August 2020

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Affordable prints: August 2020


Affordable prints: August 2020 Affordable prints are the perfect way to introduce contemporary creativity into your home and dip your toe into the world of art collecting. Here we have chosen a collection of striking pieces, all under £200, from our portfolio of talented artists, making the selection process easy for you. There are many more on our website, so please take a leisurely browse online too. We would also be very happy to discuss and organise framing for prints, so please get in touch if you’d like to chat with us. Thank you.

Jessica Lloyd-Smith jessica@modernartbuyer.com 07941 301687 modernartbuyer.com @modernartbuyer


Chris Keegan Gavin Dobson Helen Bridges Jaco Putker Jo de Pear Josie Blue Molloy Victoria Topping Alexander Johnson Trudy Montgomery Maria Rivans


Chris Keegan Chris Keegan is an illustrator and screenprinter living and working in London. Since graduating from Camberwell College of Art, he has worked for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including the FT, Time Magazine, The Observer, The Guardian, Time Out, GQ, Mac User and Design Week. He has also created images for many leading creative agencies including Souk, Mother and Momentum Design. Chris Keegan plays with transparent, opaque and metallic inks to form striking montaged imagery, while his subject matter takes inspiration from the natural world and the urban environment around him. Combining his style with his chosen subject matter, he creates vibrant, contemporary images with a true graphic quality.


Chris Keegan Giant Dandelion Four colour screen print including a gold foil layer, printed on Southbank smooth 250gsm. Limited edition of 20. Unframed. Paper size: 70 x 50cm Price: ÂŁ200


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Chris Keegan 1 Brilliant Sky / 2 Seascape Screenprints on Southbank smooth 250gsm paper. Limited edition of 50. Unframed. Paper size: 56 x 40cm Price: £150 each


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Chris Keegan 3 Boom / 4 Red Sky at Night Four colour screenprints (additional metallic bronze ink on #1) on Southbank smooth 250gsm paper. Limited edition of 50. Unframed. Paper size: 56 x 40cm Price: Boom @ £150 /Red Sky at Night @ £100


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Chris Keegan 1 Woodland Birches / 2 Waterfall Screenprints with metallic ink, on Southbank smooth 250gsm paper. Limited edition of 50. Unframed. Paper size: 56 x 25cm Price: ÂŁ100 each


Chris Keegan Vantage Point Five colour screenprint on Southbank smooth 250gsm paper. Limited edition of 50. Unframed. Paper size: 40 x 40cm Price: ÂŁ100


Gavin Dobson Gavin Dobson is a contemporary fine artist specialising in painting and screenprinting - often combining the two, which helps communicate his chosen narrative. His artwork has been exhibited across various galleries across the UK including Somerset House London and The Affordable Art fairs. Using both vivid colours and expressive strokes, Gavin creates engaging and lively pieces, screen-prints which often depict colourful, hand-painted nostalgic images. Iconic designs which are humorous ornamentation and invite an opening for conversation. His ongoing dedication has led to various interviews surrounding his work and being featured in The Times by the art critic, Nancy Durrant, as part of her great art gift guide.


Gavin Dobson Watermelon Four layer CMYK screen print on Fabriano paper in a limited edition of 50. Unframed. Paper size: 70 x 50cm Price: ÂŁ180


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Gavin Dobson 1 Rocket / 2 Feast Four layer CMYK screenprints on Fabriano paper in a limited edition of 100. Unframed. Paper size: 70 x 50cm Price: £140 each


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Gavin Dobson 3 Cheese Plant / 4 Cactus Four layer CMYK screenprints on Fabriano paper in a limited edition of 50. Unframed. Paper size: 70 x 50cm Price: ÂŁ180 each


Helen Bridges Helen Bridges is a London based artist who works predominantly in screen printing. She uses photography, drawing and typography to build up multilayered prints which are often inspired by specific locations. She tends to link recognisable objects and buildings with more abstract marks, textures and signs, representing the depth and richness of our surroundings and the city’s fabric. Helen graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 2005 with a Masters in Fine Art specialising in Printmaking and later set up a screen printing studio in South London. She regularly exhibits in London galleries such as the Bankside Gallery, Menier Chocolate factory, Embassy Tea Gallery, Affordable Art Fair, Gallery 73, Mall Galleries, Vyner Street Gallery and The Redchurch Street Gallery (also in pop-up spaces, regular open studios, and further afield in Liverpool, Birmingham, Cambridge, Chile and Korea). Her artwork and images have lent themselves to projects in art, illustration, public artwork, hotels and within commercial industries. She has collaborated with artists to create over 500 metres of hoarding designs as part of the regeneration of Barking as well as window graphics, light boxes and artworks for newly refurbished office spaces and hospital corridors. Artwork for private commissions in residential and public spaces usually includes personalised elements related to the company, locations or ethos.


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Helen Bridges 1 Barbican Screenprint on paper in a limited edition of 10, 30 x 21cm. Unframed. Price: £70 2 Nightwatch Screenprint on paper in a limited edition of 10, 40 x 30cm. Unframed. Price: £125


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Helen Bridges 1 Eye / 2 Palace / 3 Shoreditch / 4 St Paul’s Screenprints on paper in a limited edition of 10. Mounted and unframed. Mounted size: 25 x 25cm Image size: 15 x 15cm Price: £85 each


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Helen Bridges 5 Big Ben / 6 Shard / 7 Tube / 8 Somerset Screenprints on paper in a limited edition of 10. Mounted and unframed. Mounted size: 25 x 25cm Image size: 15 x 15cm Price: ÂŁ85 each


Jaco Putker Jaco Putker is a contemporary artist and printmaker from The Hague, The Netherlands. He combines digital and traditional techniques to produce images which are both playful and sinister, nostalgic and magical. His preferred medium is photopolymer, or solar plate, etching. This technique is a non-toxic way of etching which allows for photorealistic depictions. Rather than impose a meaning to his work, Jaco Putker invites the viewers to associate freely and give his etchings personal significance through individual perceptions and filters. The titles of the etchings are descriptive and give no handle as to the meaning of the works. The artist considers his works to be illustrations to fables which don’t exist, but hopefully take shape in the beholders’ minds. His work has been exhibited in the UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Japan, Taiwan, China, Australia, Canada and the USA. Awards In 2017, Jaco Putker won the ON PAPER International Printmaking Award. In 2015, he won the Awagami Paper Factory Prize at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition. In 2010, he was awarded the Dutch National Business Art Service Competition for Graphic Arts.


Jaco Putker The Girl and the Berries Etching in a limited edition of 20. Unframed. Size: 18 x 13cm Price: ÂŁ125


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Jaco Putker 1 Girl and Rhino No. 3 / 2 Girl and Swan No. 2 Photopolymer etching in a limited edition of 25. Unframed. Paper size: 47 x 39cm Print area: 20 x 20cm approximately Price: ÂŁ175 each


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Jaco Putker 3 Girl and Swan No. 3 / 4 Girl and Swan No. 4 Photopolymer etching in a limited edition of 25. Unframed. Paper size: 47 x 39cm Print area: 20 x 20cm approximately Price: ÂŁ175 each


Jaco Putker The Girl and the Jellyfish Etching in a limited edition of 20. Unframed. Size: 18 x 13cm Price: ÂŁ125


Jaco Putker The Girl and the Mushrooms Etching in a limited edition of 20. Unframed. Size: 18 x 13cm Price: £125


Jaco Putker The Grounds No. 20 Etching in a limited edition of 25. Unframed. Size: 18 x 24cm Price: £175


Jaco Putker The Rounds No. 1 Etching in a limited edition of 25. Unframed. Size: 18 x 24cm Price: £175


Jo de Pear Jo de Pear is a professional printmaker working with a variety of print techniques that include etching, lithography, collagraph and silkscreen. She has in the past printed onto glass, wood, paper and metal. Recent works have been made using the cyanotype print process, exposing sensitised paper to the strong UV light of the Caribbean sun to produce the final Prussian blue print. Jo has exhibited widely across the UK; at The Bargehouse Gallery, The Coningsby Gallery, The Mernier Chocolate Factory, Clifford Chance, Glasgow Print Studio, National Gallery Edinburgh, The Barbican, Bainbridge Print Open, Mall Galleries, Bankside Gallery and most recently in the solo exhibition ‘Here Comes the Sun’ at The Department Store in Brixton, London. You will also find her work on display regularly at the Affordable Art Fair in New York, Paris, Battersea, Bristol and Bath. Jo’s work is held in numerous collections including at The British Museum and in the V&A prints and drawings collection. Jo lives and works in London.


Jo de Pear Japanese Gin Unique cyanotype 1/1 on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper. Unframed. Print size: 35 x 22cm. Price: ÂŁ140


Jo de Pear Six Bells Gin Unique cyanotype 1/1 on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper. Unframed. Print size: 42 x 22cm Price: ÂŁ140


Jo de Pear Tanqueray Unique cyanotype 1/1 on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper. Unframed. Print size: 44 x 22cm Price: £140


Jo de Pear Bombay Sapphire Unique cyanotype 1/1 on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper. Unframed. Print size: 42 x 18cm Price: ÂŁ140


Jo de Pear Sipsmith Unique cyanotype 1/1 on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper. Unframed. Print size: 42 x 18cm Price: £140


Jo de Pear Sea Fan VI Unique cyanotype 1/1 on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper. Unframed. Print size: 48 x 38cm Price: £190


Jo de Pear Sea Fan IV Unique cyanotype 1/1 on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper. Unframed. Print size: 48 x 38cm Price: £190


Josie Blue Molloy Josie Blue Molloy is a printmaker and educator based in London who recently completed the second year of a prestigious Printmaking Fellowship at the Royal Academy. She works as a printmaking technician at London College of Communication and runs a portable screen printing studio, Screengrab. Fuelled by a love of colour, form and architecture, Josie’s screenprints combine bold block colours, textural elements and fluid marks to create work that’s energetic and playful. Her inspiration comes from the artists Ben Nicholson, Robert Rauschenberg and Anni Albers, and movements such as the Bauhaus and Brutalism. Josie is currently delving into the world of textile printing, using materials that are transparent to play with light and shadow. Her work has recently been featured in the Guardian Style magazine as well as numerous design blogs and galleries.


Josie Blue Molloy Swoosh 5 Six layer screenprint on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper, in a limited edition of 30. Unframed. Paper size: 55 x 37.5cm Price: ÂŁ90


Josie Blue Molloy Swoosh 4 Six layer screenprint on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper, in a limited edition of 20. Unframed. Paper size: 55 x 37.5cm Price: ÂŁ85


Josie Blue Molloy Sweep 2 Seven layer screenprint on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper, in a limited edition of 20. Unframed. Paper size: 55 x 37.5cm Price: ÂŁ95


Josie Blue Molloy Sundown Full bleed screenprint on Fabriano Artistico 310gsm paper. Limited edition of 60, unframed. Paper size: 33 x 33cm Price: ÂŁ60


Josie Blue Molloy Crop 2 Full bleed screenprint on Fabriano Artistico 310gsm paper. Limited edition of 60, unframed. Paper size: 37 x 37cm Price: ÂŁ60


Josie Blue Molloy Reflections in Blue Full bleed screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper, in a limited edition of 60. Unframed. Paper size: 35 x 35cm Price: ÂŁ65


Josie Blue Molloy Reflections in Pink Full bleed screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper, in a limited edition of 60. Unframed. Paper size: 35 x 35cm Price: ÂŁ65


Victoria Topping Victoria has worked as an artist and illustrator since graduating with a BA in Illustration in 2008. Her pieces are created by building up multiple textures and images, and combining these to develop a distinct visual language, using recurring motifs. She works using a fusion of technology and traditional techniques – often using photography, painting, gold-leaf and cut-up collage which is then digitally scanned and arranged on the computer, before working back in to the resulting digital print. Her work is heavily influenced by music, from the styling and art direction of 1970s Jazz and Soul, to the passion and ebullience of Gospel and Disco. She takes musical aspects and works to synthesise them into visual form, working towards distilling the vibrancy of music into a ‘music for the eyes’. More broadly, she aims to impregnate her work with its own unique soul, through harnessing a blend of spirituality, culture, the cosmos and mother earth. As well as producing original works and prints, Victoria is proud to be Artist Director of On The Corner Records undertaking everything on the visual side of the label. She has also had the privilege of working with Art Yard Records on Sun-Ra. Along side this she has created commercial work for brand identities; produced branding for festivals; large scale murals and has also designed nightclub interiors. In addition, she also works on historic interiors – digitally recreating wallpapers for some of the most prestigious heritage sites in the UK.


Victoria Topping Hera Part of Victoria Topping’s Mythologica series. Giclee print on 300gsm cotton rag paper in a limited edition of 50. Unframed. Size: 34 x 28cm Price: £100


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Victoria Topping 1 Gaia / 2 Hermes Part of Victoria Topping’s Mythologica series. Giclee print on 300gsm cotton rag paper in a limited edition of 50. Unframed. Size: 34 x 28cm Price: £100


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Victoria Topping 3 Helen / 4 Narcissus Part of Victoria Topping’s Mythologica series. Giclee print on 300gsm cotton rag paper in a limited edition of 50. Unframed. Size: 34 x 28cm Price: £100


Alexander Johnson Alexander Johnson grew up in a rural setting in West Sussex, just outside Chichester in the 1960’s and 70’s. His formative years were spent in the shadow of the South Downs walking and cycling around with complete freedom. After finishing Art College in Cardiff, he spent the bulk of his adult life living in cities – London, Barcelona, Nijmegen and most recently Brighton. Now he has ended up back in the countryside where he started, still in the shadow of the Downs in East Sussex, where he has built a studio in Laughton, a small village near Lewes. Since moving here in 2015, the environment has rekindled Alexander’s childhood memories of the old farm buildings and trees that were his playground as a child. Cycling and driving around in this new area over the last year has had a profound affect on his work. Buildings, trees and pictorial elements are climbing back into the canvasses to make their home amongst the abstract images. The new work is a collage combining memories from his youth with his new surroundings, as if time is elastic and the past can co-exist with the present. He finds it comforting that rural Sussex has changed so little over the last forty years, although cities are becoming homogenised and increasingly unrecognisable to him. Alexander’s work, even when abstracted, has always been about storytelling; setting down his own experiences and feelings, and trying to present them in a way that he hopes will evoke similar emotions in others. Alexander’s goal is simply to make others feel a sense of wonder and reflect on our own history and its influence on the landscape and the magic of our existence on earth.


Alexander Johnson Fuji Dream #1 Silkscreen print in a limited edition of 12. Unframed. Size: 65 x 45cm Price: £195


Alexander Johnson Metropolis #1 Silkscreen print in a limited edition of 8. Unframed. Size: 80 x 60cm Price: ÂŁ195


Alexander Johnson Metropolis #2 Silkscreen print in a limited edition of 8. Unframed. Size: 80 x 60cm Price: ÂŁ195


Alexander Johnson Nimbus Silkscreen print in a limited edition of 12. Unframed. Size: 40 x 60cm Price: ÂŁ195


Alexander Johnson Riviera Silkscreen print in a limited edition of 12. Unframed. Size: 40 x 60cm Price: ÂŁ195


Trudy Montgomery Joyful and uplifting, Trudy Montgomery’s paintings portray an active vitality and the expression of spirit. Her tendency towards intense expressive colour is influenced by the light and space of California where she lived for 14 years, and the wilds of the Land’s End peninsula in Cornwall where she currently lives and works. Trudy draws inspiration from her travels, both inner and outer, and sees her work as inner landscapes or dreamscapes. Working from a meditative state of action, Trudy uses the energy of gesture and expressive possibilities of paint to convey what is, so often, inaccessible via words. Trudy’s latest series of paintings have been professionally photographed using a high resolution camera and edited in the lab to ensure excellent image quality.


Trudy Montgomery A Vibrant Life Archival print on 300gsm smooth, matte white paper, with 5cm white border. Edition of 250, signed, numbered and unframed. Size: 61 x 61cm Price: ÂŁ185


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Trudy Montgomery 1 All in a Tangle / 2 Making a Splash / 3 Bridging the Gap / 4 A Rising Tide Archival print on 300gsm smooth, matte white paper, with 5cm white border. Edition of 250, signed, numbered and unframed. Size: 61 x 61cm Price: ÂŁ185 each


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Trudy Montgomery 5 Dancing Stones / 6 Reeds and Rushes / 7 Beach Life / 8 Heather and Bracken Archival print on 300gsm smooth, matte white paper, with 5cm white border. Edition of 250, signed, numbered and unframed. Size: 61 x 61cm Price: ÂŁ185 each


Maria Rivans Maria Rivans is a contemporary British artist, known for her scrapbook-style collage aesthetic. A mash-up of Surrealism meets Pop-Art, Rivans’ work re-appropriates vintage ephemera to create fantastical worlds of the imaginary, each one suffused with vivid colour, arresting imagery, intricate detail, and finished with a dusting of subtle humour. Maria works from her studio in Brighton: a kooky building, purpose built as a small cinema in 1911, having studied 3D design at the University of Brighton. She exhibits work throughout the UK as well as internationally, including Hong Kong, New York and across Europe. The visual artists who have defined Rivans’ work include: Max Ernst; Frida Kahlo; Robert Rauschenberg; Richard Hamilton; David Hockney; Sarah Lucas; and Tracey Emin. Yet her influences are not limited to the visual arts: music, film and fashion have helped define her aesthetic, with the likes of David Bowie, Vivienne Westwood, Alfred Hitchcock and David Lynch having a huge impact on her practice. Rivans’ artwork is known for its unique approach to collaging. Intertwining different film and TV genres - from vintage Hollywood, to 1970s sci-fi, B-movies and TV trash - Rivans’ work is in a constant dialogue with cultures of the past, reinventing existing film plots and narratives, while spinning bizarre and dreamlike tales. In her pin-up series, Rivans reclaims iconic femininity to champion female strength; her exotic and escapist works are often laced with ominous undertones, to remind us of the darker side of human nature; utopian imagery from 1950s pop-culture speaks to today’s obsession with consumerism; while a persistent love of sci-fi illustrates the fact that Rivans’ work is always a meditation on the greater question of ‘life, the universe, and everything’. Rivans’ work takes the form of both large-scale originals and limited edition prints, and notable series’ have included: pin-ups; landscapes; film stills; and 3D box collages.


Maria Rivans Violet (mini print) Sigrid Gurie. Giclee and screenprint with sparkly ink and spot varnish. Edition of 150 on Minuet with torn edges. Unframed. Size: 29.5 x 21cm Price: ÂŁ50


Maria Rivans Juno (mini print) Elizabeth Taylor. Archival pigment inks on Minuet paper with torn edges. Signed limited edition of 300. Unframed. Size: 30 x 21.5cm Price: ÂŁ55