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James Chadderton Art

Deansgate Locks, Manchester

Deansgate Locks, Manchester

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The artwork "Deansgate Locks in Manchester" by James Chadderton is a stunning representation of the iconic location, transformed by a post-apocalyptic theme. James has expertly utilized mixed medium techniques to create a visceral and haunting piece that captures the imagination.

The painting depicts the once-bustling Deansgate Locks, now in a state of disarray following an unspecified cataclysmic event. The scene is set against a backdrop of ominous, smoke-filled skies, with abandoned buildings. The colors are muted and desaturated, adding to the overall sense of bleakness and decay.

The focal point of the artwork is the series of interconnected canal locks that have long been a defining feature of the Manchester skyline. Here, they are transformed into a haunting, skeletal structure, with rusted metal and twisted machinery jutting out at odd angles. The locks appear to have been abandoned for years, with nature beginning to reclaim the area as vines and weeds creep over the concrete and metal.

Despite the devastation, there is a sense of beauty in the painting. The use of mixed medium techniques adds depth and texture to the piece, with the layered brushstrokes creating a sense of movement and energy. The composition is expertly crafted, drawing the viewer's eye to the center of the painting and then leading them out towards the edges, where they can explore the details of the ruined world.

Overall, "Deansgate Locks in Manchester" is a powerful and evocative piece that explores the beauty and tragedy of a post-apocalyptic world. Masterful use of mixed media techniques creates a vivid and unforgettable image that will stay with the viewer long after they have finished admiring it.


Small Print - 305mm x 310mm

Large Print - 762mm x 775mm

XL Print - 870mm x 885mm



Small Print - 1/50

Large Print - 1/50

XL Print - 1/50



Printed on high-quality German etching paper 310gsm, the Epson Stylus 9800 printer's giclee k3ultrachrome matt  precision ensures exceptional color accuracy and a rich tonal range. Each brushstroke and subtle nuance of the original artwork is faithfully reproduced, preserving the artist's intent and allowing for an immersive viewing experience.

This limited edition print is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail employed throughout the printing process. It is a true collector's item, with each piece numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, guaranteeing its exclusivity and value. All printed by a authorised printers guild member.

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