‘Cicely and Mary - Yellow’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist Agent X. From a limited edition of 20, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Agent X is an experimental multimedia artist, working at the forefront of contemporary art with a unique aesthetic that juxtaposes pop culture, fashion, music, politics and race. His memorable moniker hints at the ungraspable nature of his art, which shifts from piece to piece, never the same while always seeking to probe the role of the artwork. Poignantly, the name Agent X also alludes to a brutal moment in American history: X signifies the last name commonly given to African American slaves and, working under this pseudonym, the elusive artist strives to honour the victims of this history, seeing himself as “a slave to my art in a twisted way.”
‘Cicely and Mary - Yellow’ depicts the mirror image of two, delicate fairies, flying symmetrically towards one another, each posing balletically while brandishing a wand in one hand. Agent X creates a layering effect, in which the outlines of the fairies appear to have been cut from the print’s yellow background, revealing a richly coloured, Baroque-style, floral pattern behind.
Sumptuously beautiful, and rendered with a deft lightness of touch, ‘Cicely and Mary - Yellow’ beautifully captures the elusive nature of visual art.