‘Twiggy Lawson - Untitled 2017 - II’ is an original Silkscreen Print by graphic artist Steve Smythe. The print 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.
‘Twiggy Lawson - Untitled 2017 - I’ depicts the face of iconic, 1960s supermodel Twiggy, almost obscured behind a thick layer of ben-day dots in graduating shades of soft gold to rich orange to inky black. A large pair of plastic sunglasses and chic, cropped haircut can just be made out behind Smythe’s brilliantly textured surface, which seems to pulsate with warm counters of heat.
Contained within a thick, white border, Smythe’s visually powerful print is a beautiful blend of 1960s Pop Art aesthetics and state of the art techniques.