‘Destroy / Create’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist CJP Art. Printed onto Somerset Rag Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is hand signed and numbered by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
CJP is a contemporary fine artist, living and working in the UK. With a background as an art director and photographer, his current aesthetic reflects the overlap of disciplines: his intricately skilled, original artworks and prints resemble grainy black and white photographs, each one carefully illustrated with painstaking detail and astonishing artistic nuance.
‘Destroy / Create’ depicts a large, wood saw blade, which fills the space of the print in soft, sketchy black and white. CJP has captured it in motion and, as it spins, the titular words can be read, circling the centre of the blade and almost merging into one.
Not only visually arresting, the print is also a profound comment on the tools the humans create to both interact with and interfere with the natural world, our capacity to both destroy and create in equal measure, and our own mortality which, like the blade, must someday cease to spin.