by Chris Ketchell.
This was pieced together from several old photographs. Chris researched Brighton’s West Pier during his time at the Royal College of Art. He visited many times taking hundreds of photographs to use as inspiration for his first year stop motion film.
Even back in 1998 there was a certain melancholy about the disrepair of this once magnificent landmark. When it finally burned down and fell into the sea forever, Chris wanted to revisit those photos and reimagine it a time when it was in its full glory. It seemed appropriate to print it in Brighton Rock pink.
1 colour silk screen. Printed on Canson Moulin du Roy HP 300gsm stock.
Image size: 54.5 x 36.5 cm.
Paper size: 60.5 x 42.5 cm.
Edition of 250, numbered and signed.
Chris Ketchell is an animation director, printmaker and sculptor living and working in East Sussex. His style is graphic and reductive. He is inspired by the film, tv and music of the 1960's and works with the bold graphics and vibrant colours synonymous with this era. Chris' work explores the craft and beauty in everyday objects, uncelebrated people and places. Whether it be in the deconstruction of a piece of coastal industrial machinery, or in celebration of the sculpture of a plastic toy soldier, attention to detail and the quality of finish are always key to his work.