‘Kate Moss 001’ is a Silkscreen Print by graphic artist Steve Smythe. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Paper, the piece is an original and is signed by the artist.
The work of Steve Smythe is flavoured by his background as a graphic designer. Smythe’s prints - which make deft use of mixed-media techniques, collage styles, and material innovation - are distinguished by their bold use of colour and compositional practices, crossing the line from graphics to art in the style of early Warhol or Paolozzi. ‘Kate Moss 001’ takes a black and white photograph of Kate Moss and pastes it over abstract blocks and strokes of greyscale paint, ink and pencil, for a raw, collaged aesthetic. The print is finished with a grainy texture, which lends a vintage feel, alluding to Pop-artist Roy Lichtenstein’s distinctive Ben-Day dots. Smythe expertly brings image, colour and typography into perfect compositional union, for a for a truly beautiful work of contemporary art.