‘Hug’ is a handprinted Screen Print by graphic artist Lene Bladbjerg. From a limited edition of 100, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Danish artist Lene Bladbjerg creates prints of striking graphic quality. Crossing the line from graphic design to fine art, Bladbjerg’s work is infused with a gently haunting character, as bold type and strong composition dominate the frame. ‘Hug’ exploits Bladbjerg’s keen eye for typography and graphic composition: across a dark grey background, the print reads, in a white, serif font.
‘You go home and give yourself a hug and have a good cry ‘cause today is a day to remember or maybe to forget’. Small, blue dots float around the lettering, lending a sense of movement and fluidity to the print, carefully offset against the strong, anchored type. Dripping in artistic savvy, the piece is consciously full of subtle contradictions and inconsistencies, from the resolve of the sentence, to the aesthetic interplay of colour and composition: a striking and thoughtful piece of contemporary print work.