‘Contemplate Famous - Grey and Orange 3/3’ is a 4 colour Screen Print by contemporary artist Steve Smythe. Hand finished with ink and graphite on 300gsm Somerset Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 3 and is signed and numbered 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 Famous - Grey and Orange 3/3’ 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 and orange against a charcoal grey background, Smythe brings image, colour and typography into perfect compositional union, for a for a truly beautiful work of contemporary art. ‘Contemplate Famous - Grey and Orange 3/3’ is from a limited edition of 3, each one hand finished for a unique print.