‘Snow White Dream’ is a Giclée print by contemporary illustrator Richard Berner. Hand finished with Indian ink and poster paint.
Richard Berner is a Brighton based illustrator, whose work draws inspiration from a colourful array of cultural iconography: from Star Wars to Disney, Brighton landmarks to Amy Winehouse, Berner creates illustrations bursting with imagination and eccentricity. With a flare for fine art technique, all of Berner’s ink drawings are brought to life with colour and texture, often applying paint drips and splatters, before the print-making process.
Revelling in surrealist style, ‘Snow White Dream’ uses a simple pen and ink drawing of Disney Snow White, embraced in her prince’s arms. Yet Berner tips the childish romance of the scene on its head, by merging the faces of Snow White and her lover with two thick, black lines. The eerie faceless figures are surrounded by bold and messy splashes of colourful paint, that create texture and dynamism for a stunning and thoughtful work of contemporary art.