‘Minnie 002’ is a 3 layer Screen Print by graphic artist Steve Smythe. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Satin Paper, using ink and graphite, the print 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 002’ employs Pop Art printing techniques to exceptional success: a photographic image of a semi-nude woman stands provocatively with a cartoon Minnie Mouse head collaged over her own.
Smythe has colourised the character in washes of vibrant-blue and pasted the image over a blotchy, hand-painted, electric-pink background, to create a bold icon of contemporary urban aesthetics.