“A perpetual holiday is a
definition of hell.”
George Bernard Shaw
Intimate, comical and quietly disconcerting, Wish You Were Here uncovers the eccentric side to the British holiday, as well as a yearning for nostalgia and a simpler life that once was. Based on classic seaside imagery from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the works reveal hidden narratives from the daily routine of holiday life, while retaining the original charm that characterised the great British getaway.
The creative process used by Ellis-Brown including paint, ink, varnishes and drum scanning captures the original character of vintage picture postcards, as well as the authentic saturated colours and dot patterns from early offset lithographic postcard printing.