‘Minnie Love 009’ is an original work by graphic artist Steve Smythe. The piece 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 009’ employs bricolage technique to exceptional success. An array of graphic magazine cut outs, carefully torn and rearranged, create a textured backdrop. 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 bright red and inky black spray against newsprint monochrome, Smythe brings image, colour and typography into perfect compositional union.