"This set of lithographs is my third collaborative project with Hole Editions. They are based on the locations of the Whitechapel Murders of 1888, as they are today, now variously car parks, schoolyards, loading bays etc. There is no immediate indication to the viewer of the depicted site’s histories. The only acknowledgement is that the work’s titles are suffixed with the victim’s initials in brackets - it is therefore possible to decode the provenance of the site. The experience and reading of the work changes irrevocably with knowledge of the history of the depicted site. By withholding or encoding the historical significances of the depicted sites, I hope to question how the formal selection of the imagery and the process of drawing can evoke a mood and suggest an autonomous authority and to explore the relationship between a site and its depiction. It represents something of a shift in both my approach to the drawing process and in sequential working. It's also the first time that I have revisited images that I have used to make prior paintings from, in print. This part of the process has been particularly useful, the benefit of the increased time spent with the images and the heightened familiarity was a useful structure to loosen up my thoughts about the kind of marks made and gestures used. The collaborative approach imbues these prints with a confidence impossible without the technical excellence and support offered by Hole Editions.
Narbi Price 2012"
One colour lithograph on white Arches cover