‘Ice Cream Meltdown’ is a Screen Print by contemporary artist Carl Moore. Printed onto Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper, the print is hand embellished with acrylic. From a limited edition of 50, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Digital artist Carl Moore produces an aesthetic like no other: revelling in the uncanny, Moore’s prints are an exercise in contemporary surreality, achieved to extraordinary success. Merging the playful with the tragic, the absurd with the endearing, Moore produces highly graphic images, bold in their colour and compositional technique.
‘Ice Cream Meltdown’ is no exception: against a highly saturated, turquoise coloured background, a classic ’99 ice cream dominates the frame, complete with melting drips, coursing down the cone. Yet, in true surreal fashion, Moore confounds our expectations: a closer look reveals not a deliciously whipped, frozen treat, but a fiery mushroom cloud, billowing after an atomic explosion.
Not your average meltdown on top of a sugary ice-cream cone - and not your average screen print either: Moore’s work is brilliantly unique and devilishly spirited.