‘You and Me’ is a Linocut by contemporary print-maker, Chris Bourke. Printed onto 100% cotton recycled Indian handmade paper, the print is from a limited edition of 25 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Contemporary artist Chris Bourke produces beautiful prints from hand-made Linocuts. Using clean lines and a predominantly monochrome palette, Bourke archives a certain naive charm, built around stripped back simplicity. His prints are inspired by tattoo art and religious iconography, a pairing that works to exceptional success, centring around graphic patterns, typography and illustrative imagery, to create miniature tableaus and iconic motifs.
‘You and Me’ depicts two, red love-hearts, each adorned with a banner reading ‘You’ and ‘Me’, respectively. A black arrow shoots through both, while an explosion fires in the background, drawn in thick, inky, zig-zag lines. It’s tattoo art for the page: bold, graphic and laced with religious symbolism for a striking piece of contemporary print-work.