Next Exhibition

BILL JACKLIN Monotypes
8th October to 29th October 2016

It was the great Dr Johnson who observed that 'When two Englishmen meet their first talk is of the weather'. It should be no surprise then that the vagaries and variety of our island weather should have impressed itself upon the sensibilities of our iconic artists. Turner and Constable spring to mind, but Mr Jacklin too is a great observer and renderer of the air in all of its moods and vapours.

Sting, Jan 2015



Following the first retrospective of Bill Jacklin's graphic work at the Royal Academy in London this summer, Bohun Gallery's exhibition focuses on the artists' monotypes. A masterclass in the creation of atmosphere, movement and space, Jacklin creates these unique works by painting rapidly on to a zinc plate which he spritzes with turpentine and oil to create dazzling light effects. The artist then makes a single impression on to paper to create the one-off image, bringing it closer in status to a drawing or painting than a traditional print.




Bill Jacklin is one of the most exciting and individual artists of the generation that first came to prominence in the 1960s. He made his reputation in London but left for America in 1985 and has since spent his life exploring the 'flowing and pulsating energy' of New York. His images of ice skaters at Rockefeller Centre, Coney Island bathers and teeming crowds at Grand Central Station brilliantly capture the city's elemental beauty and drama.




The exhibition coincides with the publication of two new books: Bill Jacklin: Graphics (RA Publications, 2016) with writing by Jill Lloyd and Nancy Campbell and Bill Jacklin's New York (Scala, 2016) featuring an introduction by Sting and interview with Michael Peppiatt.




To see a film about Bill Jacklin's work and his recent exhibition at the Royal Academy, please CLICK HERE

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Stars and Seat at Night VIII, 2015

Unique monotype
27 x 21.5 ins



Into the Storm III, 2013

Unique monotype
26 x 22 ins



Fifth Avenue I, 2006

Unique monotype
19.5 x 15.5 ins



Rockefeller Skaters I, 2012

Unique monotype
15.5 x 19.5 ins



Sun, Sleet, Snow in the City II, 2015

Monotype
27.5 x 21.5 ins



Shooting Star VI, 2016

Unique monotype
29.5 x 39.5 ins



In the Park, V, 2013

Unique monotype
21 x 27 ins



Into the Waves I, 2016

Unique monotype
27.5 x 21.5 ins



Reflection VII, 2001

Unique monotype
16 x 20 ins



Road with Shadows, 2012

Unique monotype
27.5 x 21 ins



Tempest III, 2008

Unique monotype
15.5 x 19.5 ins



Tempest in the Square XI, 2016

Unique monotype
39.5 x 29.5 ins



Lucky Strike, Grand Central I, 2007

Unique monotype
20 x 16 ins



Fifth Avenue V, 2001

Unique monotype
20 x 16 ins



Ponte degli Ombrelli, 2004

Etching & aquatint
30 x 23 ins



The Benches, Coney Island, 1992

Etching & aquatint
9.5 x 12.25 ins



Out of the Shadows I, 2012

Unique monotype
19.5 x 15 ins



Clouds and Sky I, 2015

Unique monotype
15 x 19.5 ins



Snow at Night I, 2008

Unique monotype
16 x 20 ins



Lake V, 2005

Unique monotype
21.5 x 26.5 ins



Bathers I, Coney Island, 1992

Etching & aquatint
9.5 x 12.25 ins



Dancer, Washington Square III

Unique monotype
31 x 22 ins



Literature Walk, Central Park, 2005

Unique monotype
9 x 12 ins



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