Lot 321 - Melanie Bellis - Urban Scene II
Etching on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust.
Melanie’s work focuses on urban and industrial landscapes, and the man-made structures that populate them. Her drawings and prints explore architecture in all its forms, derelict sites from our industrial past, well-known buildings of our time, and new developments under construction. The underlying theme in her work is change and the way we constantly develop and reshape our surroundings.
Melanie was trained in Fine Art Printmaking at Doncaster College then Norwich School of Art.
Melanie’s work has been exhibited across the UK and internationally, including being selected several times for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Her work is held in a number of collections, including the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, and the V&A and British Museums in London. She was elected to the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE) in 2017.
Bankside Gallery, London
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The two works feature small studies of an urban landscape near Brick Lane in London. They are sections taken from a larger etching made on steel. Melanie uses steel for its gritty and industrial feel, creating images with a dark and brooding atmosphere.
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