‘Road Trip’ is a Giclée Print by contemporary British artist Bonnie and Clyde. Printed onto Fabriano Paper with torn edges, and finished with Silkscreen Glazes, the print is from a limited edition of 60 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Bonnie and Clyde has mastered the art of mixed media collage, blending photography with fine art until the lines of distinction disappear. Her brightly coloured brushstrokes - often depicting modernist architecture, expanses of sea, and palm-tree lined streets - are reminiscent of early Hockney fine art, given an up-to-date twist with a bricolage technique and photomontage, employed to unrivalled effect.
‘Road Trip’ incorporates a series of photographs taken by the artist, intertwined with collage elements to produce a not-quite-real reality: a garage space seems to sit at the centre of the print, yet a deconstruction of the photos reveals a mash-up of different urban buildings.
Around the central motif, Bonnie and Clyde has built up a sense of sky (hazy, painted clouds) and surrounding streets (heavy blocks of black and grey for concrete and asphalt) to create a dizzying and vertiginous cityscape. Using an astonishing array of techniques - both tactile and digital - ‘Road Trip’ is rich with texture and powerfully evocative in its surrealist overtones.