'How the Light Gets In' Limited Edition Print with Gold

Johanna Wilbraham

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    • 30th November
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    • 7th December
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    • 10th - 12th December


  • Vegan Friendly
  • Made in UK
  • Handmade
A man sits with arms across his chest, holding his head in his hands, as well as a lit cigarette.
A close up of this portrait. A middle aged man looks directly at the viewer in a contemplative way.
This is a detail image showing the painterly tones of sepia and brown on the t-shirt of this man.
This images shows more detail of the feathery paint marks on this print, as well as the delicate gold leaf detail in the background crack.
This is a close up of the cigarette in the man's hand, as well as the gold leaf crack in the background.

Inspired by the legendary Leonard Cohen, deep sepia and brown tones to capture a contemplative and curious song-writer, poet and musician. A piece full of symbolism and rich with meaning, the striking contrast between the dark and light tones add gravitas to a man who made a huge impact and continually explored the complexities and deep contrasts of human nature. A delicate gold leaf line meanders behind the figure, gently referring not just to the famous lyric from ‘Anthem’, but also to the Japanese practice of Kintsugi where broken items are repaired with gold - making the imperfection a feature of the piece. ‘There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in’.

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This is a signed and numbered limited edition of 30 giclee print based on an original ink and watercolour painting. Each edition is hand-finished with 23 carat gold leaf and printed on archival quality heavyweight canson rag paper.

It is available in 3 sizes, 30 x 40 cm, 40 x 50 cm and 60 x 80 cm. The larger 60 x 80 cm print has hand-deckled paper edges.


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Receive it by 10th - 12th December

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Johanna Wilbraham stands in a light-filled studio in front of a series of portraits.

Johanna Wilbraham

east London

I'm Johanna - a painter fascinated by that magical place between abstraction and representation. My portraits appear to emerge from watery depths of paint, between splashes, drips and pools – created with layers of poured paint.

Alongside a passion for experimental mark-making, I am curious about the way we look at and represent women in particular. In a world dominated by the male gaze, I'm interested in the female one, as well as strength, vulnerability and diversity.