‘Days and Nights’ is a Collaged Silkscreen Print by graphic artist Steve Smythe. Finished with hand painted elements, using household paint, acrylic, tea, graphite, the print is an original and has been 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.
‘Days and Nights’ features an image of Audrey Hepburn, her back toward the viewer but still identifiable from her iconic hair, sunglasses and pearls. Like Warhol’s Marilyn, Smythe has duplicated the grainy image of Hepburn, washed it with a retro blue tone, and added layers of text fragments, torn from magazines, over the top. Smythe expertly brings image, colour and typography into perfect compositional union, for a for a truly beautiful work of contemporary art.