‘Wendy’s Siege’ is a stunning Giclee print from contemporary British artist Benjamin Buckley. This Epsom Semi-Gloss Giclee is from a Limited Edition of 5 and signed on the front of the piece.
Benjamin Buckley finds inspiration in traditional Chinese and Japanese woodblock prints, reminiscent in the thick black lines he draws with. His works takes landscapes and partners them with stories, history and recent events. ‘Wendy’s Siege’ is heavily influenced by woodblock prints from the Sino-Japanese War. This piece draws on Wendy’s recent battle to stay afloat in Japan as the fast food chain attempts to re-enter the Eastern market following its closure in the region in 2009. At the centre of the piece is a wooden bridge in the design of historic Buddhist Kintaikyo Bridge in Iwakuni, connecting to Japans own fast-food chain. ‘Wendy’s Siege’ projects dialogue about expanding and failing Western markets in the landscape of Asia.