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Tes Sortileges (Your Enchantments), Photography & Digital Painting, Monoprint 1/1 - Big Fat Arts | BFA Gallery | Czar Catstick - 2
Tes Sortileges (Your Enchantments), Photography & Digital Painting, Monoprint 1/1 - Big Fat Arts | BFA Gallery | Czar Catstick - 1
Tes Sortileges (Your Enchantments), Photography & Digital Painting, Monoprint 1/1 - Big Fat Arts | BFA Gallery | Czar Catstick - 3
Tes Sortileges (Your Enchantments), Photography & Digital Painting, Monoprint 1/1 - Big Fat Arts | BFA Gallery | Czar Catstick - 4
Tes Sortileges (Your Enchantments), Photography & Digital Painting, Monoprint 1/1 - Big Fat Arts | BFA Gallery | Czar Catstick - 5
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Tes Sortileges (Your Enchantments), Photography & Digital Painting, Monoprint 1/1

£ 490.00 GBP

'Tes Sortilèges' (Your Enchantments) from the 'Generations' Series of portraits of my good friend Frederique.
Freddy (Frederique) and I arranged a visit to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and afterwards, whilst having coffee in the courtyard, I took a few photographs to try out some new digital painting techniques.
Freddy has now moved out of London so it was a lovely experience to see her again and catch up. I really miss the long walks on Clapham Common with her dog Spot and my dog Baxter.
The original composition was inspired by a classic Jeanne D'Arc painting. I also merged some facial images from her daughter Charlotte to create a 'generations' portrait of mother and daughter. The main composition is based on several great images of Freddy with her head in her hands. A beautiful and striking image in itself.
I have recently re-visited the original artwork to try out a new photo paint technique where the image is smudged and smeared by hand using large digital paint brushes. I am still experimenting with this technique but I have been intrigued by the completely differing results with some of the paintings looking like Charlotte and other being completely Freddy. The expressions take on a life of their own and although essentially photography I love the painted swirls and smears which give the image an ethereal and surreal beauty. The swirling paint strokes give the artwork an almost Art Nouveau feel with a touch of Man Ray's experimental photography or the dynamics from Cyril E Power's Linocuts and Prints, especially 'The Great Racer' or similar pieces.
I didn't want to number this series as I consider each to be unique in it's own way. I have titled each artwork with excerpts and lyrics from 'La Chanson des Vieux Amants' a favourite song of mine written by the Belgian Singer/Songwriter Jacques Brel. I have chosen works and phrases according to the final artwork, amending and re-working as necessary. Giving each work a title has been far more frustrating than actually painting the pieces which was actually very enjoyable.
The large 30 inch Monoprints are to be produced with final stage digital files being destroyed as sold. These photographic paintings would be impossible to reproduce as seen and no edition will ever be produced making each one unique.
Fine-Art Giclée Printed on 100% Cotton (Image Size at approx 85%)

• Type: Fine-Art Print
• Medium: Giclée
• Materials: 100% Cotton Fine Art Hahnemühle Photorag
• Monoprint, 30 inches Square
• Image at approx. 85% paper size
• This artwork is sold unframed
• Signed, accredited and numbered by the artist
• Includes Certificates of Authenticity

Artwork will be shipped rolled in a secure tube. 

A few recommendations and inclusions in Saatchi Art Collections:

'Dotti' (Bauhaus), Audrey Hepburn Portrait included in the Pop Art Collection (January 2016)

Take a look at the New Artfinder Winter Catalogue.

Czar Catstick can be found on Page 16 (in his raspberry socks) Link to catalogue HERE (Winter 2015/16)

Czar Catstick: Listed (by Saatchi) as one of the UK's most exciting artists (October, 2015)

Saatchi Facebook Page: Our curators' guide to the UK's most exciting artists #FriezeWeek http://ow.ly/TvGvi (Radan Cicen)

'KraftWerk' - Battersea Power Station, abstract geometric artwork, has been included in the 'Art Deco' Collection curated by Jesica McQueen

'Space Oddotty' - David Bowie Portrait, Saatchi Art, Pop Art Collection, September 2015

'Bauhaus London TWO' - Pop Art Collection Saatchi Art, September, 2015

'Green Holly' - Pop Art Collection Saatchi Art, September, 2015

'Mrs Dotti' Audrey Hepburn Portrait, Glitz & Glam Collection, September, 2015

'Tears in Heaven' - Inspired by Man Ray Saatchi Art Collection, August, 2015

'Lioness' - Portrait of Amy Winehouse, Saatchi Art Collection, August, 2015

'Green Holly': selected as part of the Saatchi Art Collection: 'Inspired by Warhol' July, 2015

On behalf of chief curator Rebecca Wilson and the Saatchi Art curation team, I’m very pleased to let you know that several of my artworks have been chosen to be featured in Saatchi Art's Collection: Pop Art for $2000 or Less.

Two Artworks Chosen: 'Turing Test ONE' & 'Je Suis Charlie's Gran'

'London Bauhaus ONE': Abstract Geometric London Photographic Collage: (June 2015)

One of the Fizzy Pop series 'Dirty Diana' was recommended by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator at the Saatchi Gallery, London, featured in the 'Originals for $2000 and Under' Saatchi Art's Curated Collection.

Turing Code was chosen as part of the Saatchi Art Collection: 'Eye Candy: Works Inspired by Op Art' Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage.

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