Steve Smythe - Untitled (Framed)
- Collage and mixed media on board - produced over the period of six months from discarded prints and paste ups
- Unique 1/1 (All of Steve Smythe's print are totally hand finished and unique)
- Signed and spray painted on verso
- 102cm x 69cm (Framed)
- Framed by the artist in solid oak
Steve Smythe is a British Contemporary artist, who pushes the boundaries of the now established mediums of collage and screen printing. Coming from a graphic design background, he explores the idea of graphic work with an added unique painterly quality.
Steve’s work is a microcosm of homages to the greats of typography such as Christopher Wool, the 20th century screen printing masters - Rauschenberg and Warhol, the artists of the mixed media focused Nouveau Réalisme movement and finally, street art in its very purest form - graffiti, torn posters and pop culture images. This is all added to his own take on Pop Culture and its associated messages and imagery.
Eschewing the idea of printed ‘Limited Editions’ for his work, Steve Smythe creates a unique piece of art with every print. Each piece is a heavily worked paper that can includes screen printing, layered colleges and papers, printed or hand drawn text, stamps and hand painted colour, creating a work rich in details, spontaneity and texture.