‘Nonsense 010’ is a 3 layer Screen Print by graphic artist Steve Smythe. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Satin Paper, 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.
‘Nonsense 009’ employs Pop Art printing techniques to exceptional success: at the centre of the print, against a hand-painted, charcoal-grey background, Smythe has pasted the black and white image of a figure, reclining in a garden chair, with an antlered deer-head in place of a human face.
Smythe has colourised the surreal character in shades of electric-yellow, to create a distinctly urban aesthetic: a brilliant contemporary twist on twentieth century Pop styles.