‘You Can Dance’ is a hand painted, mixed media and layered Screeprint by graphic artist Steve Smythe. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Paper.
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. ‘You Can Dance’ employs bricolage technique to exceptional success. An array of magazine cut outs, carefully torn and rearranged, are layered over the face of a woman. Largely in black and white, but with injections of soft, sky-blue, Smythe brings image, colour and typography into perfect compositional union, for a for a truly beautiful work of contemporary art