‘Parte Matris Natura Duabus - Beige’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist Agent X. From a limited edition of 20, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Agent X is an experimental multimedia artist, working at the forefront of contemporary art with a unique aesthetic that juxtaposes pop culture, fashion, music, politics and race. His memorable moniker hints at the ungraspable nature of his art, which shifts from piece to piece, never the same while always seeking to probe the role of the artwork.
Poignantly, the name Agent X also alludes to a brutal moment in American history: X signifies the last name commonly given to African American slaves and, working under this pseudonym, the elusive artist strives to honour the victims of this history, seeing himself as “a slave to my art in a twisted way.”
‘Parte Matris Natura Duabus - Beige’ depicts the mirror image silhouettes of two women, standing symmetrically back-to-back, their bodies arched in a balletic pose. Agent X creates a layering effect, in which the outlines of the figures appear to have been cut from the print’s beige background, revealing a richly coloured, Baroque-style, floral pattern behind. Sumptuously beautiful, and rendered with a deft lightness of touch, ‘Parte Matris Natura Duabus - Beige’ beautifully captures the elusive nature of visual art.