‘Contemplate - 4 Colour 2’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Steve Smythe. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Paper, the print is an original and is signed by the artist.
The work of Steve Smythe is flavoured by his background as a graphic designer. Smythe’s prints - which make deft use of mixed-media techniques, collage styles, and material innovation - are distinguished by their bold use of colour and compositional practices, crossing the line from graphics to art in the style of early Warhol or Paolozzi.
‘Contemplate - 4 Colour 2’ employs bricolage technique to exceptional success. An array of cut-out and torn scraps of image, type, and pattern, are rearranged and layered over the greyscale portrait of a woman, which Smythe has colourised in burnt orange. Working sections of inky black, turquoise, fuchsia and orange against a hand-painted, charcoal grey background, Smythe brings image, colour and typography into perfect compositional union, for a for a truly beautiful work of contemporary art.