‘Easy Black Glitter’ is a Silkscreen Print by contemporary artist Gary Stranger. Printed onto 410gsm Somerset Satin Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 40 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Typographic artist Gary Stranger is known for his sleek, limited edition prints which consist of hand drawn and painted typographical arrangements. ‘Easy Black Glitter’ depicts the single word ‘easy’ scrawled across a white, marbled background in a cursive type which is reminiscent of 1920s Art Deco style, brought up to date with modern minimalism.
Stranger has formed the word from hand black, flattered pigment, which shimmers against the flat marble, creating a beautiful sense of decadence. Although Stranger picks his words for their visual appeal, he is never a stranger to the nuances and richness of the English language, always sensitive to the full meaning of every term that he depicts. In this instance, the print is full of optimism, summoning the jazzy trope of ‘easy living’ and reminding us that the challenges life throws at us are always easier than we anticipate.