Brutalism Fine Art Print - CPO2
The incredible, colour-saturated reimagining of Canberra's Brutalist buildings by Lymesmith shows Brutalism in a whole new light. This print features the Department of Defence building Campbell Park Offices, built in 1976.
The limited-edition works are printed on 310gsm mold-made archival watercolour paper that has an extraordinary textured finish - just like concrete. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist.
Available in 3 sizes: A1 Edition of 25; A2 Edition of 50; A3 Edition of 50. Once they're gone, they're gone!
A word from Lymesmith
I wanted to transform the Campbell Park Office building because it is such an incredibly impressive and rhythmic structure. Its scale is quite overwhelming. It’s a Defence Building and it feels like a massive fortress.
I played with applying colour to the fantastic external under-croft spaces. The scale and layering of the walls proved receptive to big planes of colour, reminiscent of Le Corbusier’s High Court in Chandigarh. It’s a simple and bold colour strategy, which can alter depth perception, emphasise planes over volumes and assist with way finding.
No raw concrete was harmed in the production of these artworks.
Prints are unframed and arrive rolled in a cylinder. They fit standard frames. Gingerfinch recommends Frames Now for your off-the-shelf framing needs (we're not affiliated, we just love their work).
The Fine Art Prints are custom printed and signed to order. They will take 2-3 weeks to be shipped.
Size: A3, A2, A1
Material: Premium Archival Watercolour Fine-Art Paper, 310gsm
Made in: Canberra, Australia
The Story Behind It
Lymesmith's assault on béton brut aims to stimulate debate around the treatment of Brutalist buildings now and into the future and ponders what kinds of transformations are possible for these concrete giants. Purchasing an archival print supports Lymesmith’s Brutal Transformations paste-up project, to bring free, high-quality poster art to city streets.
Lymesmith is an award-winning design studio founded by Sonia van de Haar. Lymesmith specialises in creating unique colour concepts and art for the built environment.