‘Illumination’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist James Bates. From a limited edition of 150, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist James Bates finds inspiration in the most unlikely of places: from junk shops to Disney films, scrap-heaps to sketch books, Bates’ wide artistic scope is reflected in his multi-media art pieces, which range from illustration to animation, advertising to graphic design. Bates’ aesthetic is singular: his prints are bold and fearless, mindful of composition and colour in a striking way.
‘Illumination’ depicts an array of wild mushrooms, each one picked out in beautiful, saturated colour, against an etched, charcoal grey forest. Like candy in a candy store, the brightly coloured collection of plants is mesmerising, reminiscent of early Disney films and hand-filled technicolour, but set uneasily against the eerie darkness of the landscape, for a truly unique and captivating print.