‘Nonsense II’ is a mixed media Screen Print by graphic artist Steve Smythe. The print is an original and 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.
‘Nonsense II’ employs bricolage technique to exceptional success: at the centre of the print, against a raspberry-pink background, Smythe has pasted the black and white image of a figure, reclining in a garden chair, with an antlered deer head in place of a human face.
Around the surreal character, Smythe has layered together fragments of text and type, torn from magazines and newspapers, before finishing sections of the print with lashings of turquoise spray paint.
The piece is rich with juxtapositions, combining the figurative with the abstract, font with photography, and grainy monochrome with poppy colour, for a distinctive and striking aesthetic.
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Product DetailsNonsense 002 By Steve Smythe42 x 57LE0002393SSM-Flimited editionSilkscreen1