‘Bambi (No)’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Ceal Warrants. Printed onto 356gsm Saunders Waterford Paper, and finished with hand applied watercolour details, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Ceal Warrants depicts life’s darker side, through images of childish innocence and naivety. An uneasy blend, Warrants’ work questions the saccharine nostalgia of childhood remembrances, to create a thought-provoking and visually powerful aesthetic.
‘Bambi (No)’ depicts a small boy, decked out in 1950s style attire, crouching with a baby deer beneath a small, colourful rainbow. The image is almost an Eden of youth, save for the rifle strapped to the boy’s back: an unexpected and unsettling detail, which complicates the vision of innocence. Beautifully illustrated and filled with charm, ‘Bambi (No)’ is a compelling a piece of contemporary print work.