‘Wilophenia’ is a Giclée Print by illustrator and printmaker Graham Carter. Printed onto Archival Minuet Paper, the print is rom a limited edition of 50, and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Graham Carter is an illustrator and printmaker, working at the forefront of contemporary design. His aesthetic incorporates wit with nostalgia, creating enchanting landscapes and magical creatures with a touch of knowing naivety. Drawing on ancient Japanese art forms, ‘Wilophenia’ brilliantly crosses genres, combining traditional Japanese aesthetics with elements of technical futurity and symbols of Western culture, merging abstraction and figuration with finesse.
Two figures huddle at the centre almost melting into one another in their oversized kimonos, as blue blossom falls all around them. Yet this is not the Japanese vista you might expect: instead of a pagoda, Brighton’s skeletal West Pier hovers on the horizon, while the figure’s clothes are patterned with modish targets in red, white, and blue and an impressionistic, red moped fills the foreground. Astonishingly beautiful, Carter’s print brilliantly merges modern, digital techniques with the art of Eastern antiquity for a truly unique aesthetic.