‘Out of the Darkness - Scarlet Edition’ is a 3 colour Silkscreen print by contemporary artist Cassandra Yap. Printed onto 315gsm Heritage Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 40 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Cassandra Yap merges beauty and sensuality in her breathtaking prints like no other. Using photomontage techniques, Yap explores femininity and sexuality, using images of vintage pin-up girls merged with gentle flora and fauna, delicate butterfly wings and exquisite colour palettes. Yet her work is unsettled with dark undertones: images of death and decay pervade her prints, bringing a rich, contemplative mood to her aesthetic prowess. ‘Out of the Darkness - Scarlet Edition’ depicts a large, vibrant butterfly, its wings a deep gradient of scarlet fading out to burnt orange. A closer look reveals that the gossamer insect has been carefully created from a collage of erotic images: scantily clad women pose provocatively across its wings, while sepia skulls nestle eerily amongst them. It’s a powerful print, full of visual splendour and strong conceptual appeal: a triumph of contemporary art.