‘Peeping Leia Landscape’ is a Silkscreen print by contemporary print-maker Miriam Lobo. Printed onto 220gsm Fabriano Paper, the piece is from a limited edition of 25 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary print-artist Miriam Lobo has an eye for the iconic. All of her prints are hand-made by Lobo herself, who loves to explore with photography, bringing colour-blocking and high-saturation to bear on existing images.
Inspired by the Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art greats of the 1950s and 60s - including Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol - Lobo’s work has a distinctly retro flavour, updated with twenty-first century technologies of skilled image manipulation.
Lobo’s ‘Peeping Leia’ series are inspired by her childhood adoration of the iconic rebel princess: an especially poignant theme for 2017. ‘Peeping Leia Landscape’ depicts a black and white photograph of Princess Leia, glancing coyly to the side.
The image is stark and minimalist: turning up the saturation, Lobo makes a feature of Leia’s ever-exceptional hairstyle against her iconic, white suit. Beside the monochrome portrait, Lobo has layered two blocks of poppy colour - in shades of orange and pink - slightly off-kilter and over-lapping to create a third tone in the centre.
Bright, bold, and edgy, Lobo’s print is a powerful tribute to the well-loved star.