‘Love White’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist Richard Berner. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 25 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Richard Berner is a Brighton based illustrator, whose work draws inspiration from a colourful array of cultural iconography: from Star Wars to Disney, Brighton landmarks to Amy Winehouse, Berner creates illustrations bursting with imagination and eccentricity.
With a flare for fine art technique, all of Berner’s ink drawings are brought to life with colour and texture, often applying paint drips and splatters, before the print-making process. A twist on Robert Indiana’s iconic print, Classic Sky Love, Berner’s ‘Love White’ depicts the word ‘LOVE’ against a baby-pink background, the letters stacked together, as in Indiana’s work.
Yet, in his characteristically surrealist style, Berner has formed the word from an unholy host of illustrated figures: a frog in a crown; naked angels; sexually perverse couples wearing gimp masks. ‘Love White ’ may be a distortion of romantic ideals, but one thing is certain: we love Berner’s print.