‘Minnie Love 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. ‘Minnie Love 001’ employs bricolage technique to exceptional success. An array of graphic magazine cut outs, carefully torn and rearranged, create the backdrop while, in the foreground, Smythe has pasted a photographic image of a semi-nude woman, standing provocatively with a cartoon Minnie Mouse head collaged over her own. Using a bold palette of electric yellow against monochrome and greyscale, Smythe brings image, colour and typography into perfect compositional union.