Posts Tagged ‘Limited edition’

Introducing… Bonnie and Clyde

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New to the gallery, Bonnie and Clyde is a Brighton-based artist who creates visually arresting mixed-media collages using photography, paint and print which are then used as a reference to create limited edition prints.

Bonnie and Clyde - Ice cream Plaza

Inspired by everything from signage and iconography to music, film and the lives of other people, Bonnie and Clyde responds emotionally to socio-political environments intertwined with her own personal circumstances. A keen photographer, she enjoys travelling and capturing images that explore her interests in street photography, architecture, the sea and psychogeography, which are then appropriated into her artwork. Her cool collages have transported viewers from Havana’s curious skyline to palm tree-lined Venice beach and the gritty streets of New York City.

Bonnie and Clyde - ANGELS AND LIQUOR PRINT - Hicks Gallery

Her method of working often begins with photography taken in cities that inspire and insight emotional responses. These are scanned into her computer before she embarks on a lengthy process of printing, scanning, cutting, layering, painting, and passing back and forth between the computer and paper to create collages constructed with layers of found images and textures. She paints and mark-makes using acrylics, inks, oil pastels, markers, Letraset and screen-print building up to the finished piece.

The collage is then deconstructed using the computer again to create the screenprint version of the collage. Finally, she makes a limited number of layers, one of which will be a giclee print and then various layers of block colour and glazes to add punch and texture to the print.

Bonnie and Clyde - Cocktail hour

With a sensitivity to the relationship between the built environment and the natural landscape, the work of Bonnie and Clyde opens out a space in which to explore human interaction in urban sites. Her work responds emotionally to the delicate association of the socio-political and the deeply personal, in a way that resonates with contemporary cultures of modernity.

View available works by Bonnie and Clyde here.

“A Rose, is a Rose, is a Rose”

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This new release from Sir Peter Blake features in our First & Foremost exhibition on show until 25th February. These works take inspiration from Gertrude Stein’s 1913 poem ‘Sacred Emily’ evolving the meaning of the well-known quote from a statement of the law of identity into an artistic medium.

Consisting of three stunning silkscreen prints with glazes, each print takes on the subject of a rose in a different direction exploring Blake’s signatures watercolour, collage and pop art styles.

The sentence ‘Rose is a rose is a rose’ was written by Gertrude Stein as part of the 1913 poem ‘Sacred Emily’, which appeared in the 1922 book ‘Geography and Plays’. In the poem, it references that the first ‘Rose’ is the name of a person. As one of her most famous quotations, Stein later used variations of the quote in her other writing and it is often interpreted as a means to say ‘things are what they are’.

Having always liked the quote and having named his own daughter Rose, Blake took joy in developing these prints in an instinctive direction to create three exquisite silkscreens.

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First and Foremost features rare and popular works from Sir Peter Blake; for further information on the show and for e-catalogues please contact the gallery: info@hicksgallery.co.uk or 020 8944 7171

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Spring print show

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Artists: Peter Blake, Bruce Mclean, Lucy Farley, Gayle Storey, Joe Webb, Susan Andreae, Guy Yani, Marcin Owczarek and Dan Baldwin.

Our Spring Print Show features a collection from some of the best print and etchings currently available in the UK. Plus a few rare, previously sold out editions we have not had in recent years.  Whether a keen collector or just looking for that perfect piece, this collection caters for all tastes and budgets.  We will be having an open weekend with drinks,  Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 11am – 5pm, hope to see you there.

Welcoming back Joe Webb

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We are very excited to have work from Joe Webb back in the gallery. Exploring themes from global warming, war, and famine he recreates his imagery with a light humour whilst still tackling the harsh realities the world is facing.

Check out Joe’s full artists page for available work and his complete biography.

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