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Woodcut on 300gsm Saunders Waterford HP 100%cotton rag

30" x 22" (76cm x 56cm)

edition # 100


'Rudimentary London' is a map of the capital drawn in under a minute. All the familiar iddly-fiddly aspects of geographical accuracy, detail and versimilitude familiar to the art of mapmaking are cast aside in favour of the 'Rudimentary'.


All the familiar major urban feature are still present. The winding Thames, the 'Gherkin', St Paul's Cathedral and the twin towers of Tower Bridge etc are carved out in chunky calligraphic form whilst the 'body' of the city, the bits imbetween the main roads become hazy background infill as the city is presented 'in esscence' as if a haiku poem or a sneeze mid sentance.


Born in 1967 in Cambridge Adam Dant studied Fine Art Printmaking at The Royal College of Art, HDK Berlin and MS University, Baroda, India.


He was a recipient of The Rome Scholarship in printmaking in 1993, The Jerwood Drawing prize in 2002 and was appointed by HM UK Parliament as ‘The Official Artist of The 2015 UK General Election’. Dant is also a Regent of The College of Pataphysics, a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers.and sits as an artist on The Royal Mint’s advisory committee.


From his Spitalfields studio by the walls of the City of London he has gained wide renown for his epic narrative ink drawings, maps, and ‘mockuments‘ which detail the myths and status of London’s Financial and historic heart as well as chronicling many other arcane events further afield.


Often working in close collaboration with significant institutions Dant has produced commissioned works of art for the opening of Bloomberg’s new Walbrook HQ , Queen Elizabeth ll’s Thames Jubilee pageant, Christie’s 250th anniversary, The Christopher Wren 2023 Tercentenary and the 900th anniversary of St Bartholomew’s Hospital.


As the artist / cartographer in residence for The Critic Magazine Dant’s resulting volume of ‘Maps of London and Beyond’ has garnered several publishing awards.


Adam Dant’s work is exhibited internationally and is in the collections of Tate Britain, The British Library, The V&A, MOMA New York, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Musee D’Art Contemporain Lyon, His Majesty King Charles lll , The Museum of London and various other public and private collections.


£550 unframed

Rudimentary London

Excluding VAT
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