‘Stranger 001’ is a 3 layer Silkscreen Print by graphic artist Steve Smythe. Printed onto 300gsm Heritage Paper, the piece is an original and is signed by the artist.
The work of Steve Smythe is flavoured by his background as a graphic designer. Smythe’s prints - which make deft use of mixed-media techniques, collage styles, and material innovation - are distinguished by their bold use of colour and compositional practices, crossing the line from graphics to art in the style of early Warhol or Paolozzi. ‘Stranger 001’ employs bricolage technique to exceptional success: Smythe has layered together shards and fragments, torn from magazines, around the portrait of a woman, finishing the print with sections of high contrast colour. The piece is saturated with juxtapositions, using photographic portraiture to abstracted effect, and merging grainy black and white with pop colour, for a distinctive and striking aesthetic.