‘Tokyo Beat’ is a 30-layer Silkscreen print by contemporary British artist Bonnie and Clyde. Printed onto 400gsm Somerset 100% Cotton Rag Fine Art Paper, and finished with glazes, silver leaf, glitter gloss, and fluorescent ink, the print is from a limited edition of 50 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, employed to unrivalled effect.
‘Tokyo Beat’ incorporates a series of photographs taken by the artist on a trip to Tokyo. Working with these urban images, Bonnie and Clyde has created a vivid, hyper-real cityscape, a mash-up of collage elements that combine to produce a not-quite-real reality: perspective is never fully aligned; streets give way to strips of decorative pattern; and a giant praying mantis prevails over the metropolis.
Using an astonishing array of techniques - from glazes to gloss - while adding hand torn edges and 3D elements, ‘Tokyo Beat’ is rich with texture and powerfully evocative in its surrealist overtones.
Please note due to the raised areas of the eye and arrow sign, this piece is shipped flat packed