‘Memento Mori ‘99’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary artist Carl Moore. Printed onto 310gsm Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper, the print is from a limited edition of 50 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Digital artist Carl Moore produces an aesthetic like no other: revelling in the uncanny, Moore’s prints are an exercise in contemporary surreality, achieved to extraordinary success. Merging the playful with the tragic, the absurd with the endearing, Moore produces highly graphic images, bold in their colour and compositional technique.
‘Memento Mori ‘99’ is no exception: against a bright turquoise, star-studded, background, a classic ’99 ice cream dominates the frame, complete with melting drips, coursing down the cone. Yet, in true surreal fashion, Moore confounds our expectations: a closer look reveals not a deliciously whipped, frozen treat, but a human skull, its teeth biting over the edge of the cone, a flake protruding from its cranium, while a red splatter (strawberry sauce? or something a little more ominous…?) drips towards its sunken eye sockets.
Certainly not your average ‘99 - and not your average screen print either: Moore’s work is brilliantly unique and devilishly spirited.