‘Silence Violence’ is a Giclée print by contemporary artist Mike Edwards. Printed onto 310gsm Somerset Velvet Paper with deckled edges, the print is from a limited edition of 33 and has been signed and numbered by the artist.
Mike Edwards has pioneered contemporary typographical art, masterfully mixing images with graphic font for a striking aesthetic. Taking icons form the music industry, Edwards creates portraits using song lyrics, producing works that bring together different art forms in the most seamless of styles. Inspired by a line from the Tom Waits song ‘Swordfish Trombones’, Edwards has penned a thoughtful and ponderous poem, which he has then visualised by transferring the lines of verse onto an original painting.
The image hinges around an ambiguous form: a large, red explosion sits against a black backdrop, teetering somewhere between a sparkling firework and blossoming flower, but crafted entirely from cursive script. A beautiful meeting of literature and visual art, ‘Silence Violence’ is a profound and compelling piece of contemporary print making.