‘Ices That Are Nicest’ is a Hand printed Silkscreen by contemporary artist Gavin Dobson. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Satin paper, the piece is froma limited edition of 100 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist and print maker Gavin Dobson creates bold, iconic images, capturing movement and dynamism with his distinctive style. His work is infused with a sense of nostalgia, often generated through a keen sensitivity to colour: from bold, saturated hues, to charcoal, greyscale, or delicate, washed out tones, Dobson’s eye for tonality artfully gestures towards memories of the past.
‘Ices That Are Nicest’ powerfully evokes childhood nostalgia, with its bold depiction of familiar retro ice creams. All the old favourites are there, from the Strawberry Split to the Twister; the Fab and the Feast; the Rocket, the Cornetto, and the Solero.
Long, hot summers at the beach, the delicious taste of the sugary lollies (and the sticky hands for hours afterwards!) are all captured in Dobson’s print, which is knowingly evocative of school paint classes, with its blocky technique.
Smart and dynamic ‘Lollies’ is so much more than ornamentation: it’s a beautiful opening for feelings, thoughts, and conversation.