New release from Charming Baker
In November we welcomed Jealous favourite, Charming Baker, back to Jealous Print Studio to work on two new editions to be launched at the London Art Fair 2017. Following his sell-out exhibition at Sotheby’s S2 Gallery ‘Sweet Nothing’ , a plan was made to create the most embellished Baker print works to date. Referencing his original painting ‘Nellephant (Portrait of Artist’s Daughter)’, which formed part of the S2 Gallery solo show and features his daughter in an elephant mask, we initially planned for the edition to be printed only onto birch ply. This soon developed into two versions of the work, one on board and one on fine art cotton paper, each slightly different but equally as alluring.
To begin, Baker hand painted the backgrounds of each birch ply sheet using black ink. This provided a unique base for the various hand drawn layers to sit upon as the edition took shape. As with many of the editions completed with Baker, experimentation is key. While playing with different mediums and embellishments, it was decided that to really set the wooden work apart, a 24 carat gold leaf frame should be applied to the surround of the print on board, giving a glow to each work. For both the wood and paper editions we have used a technique called flocking, which is the application of cotton fibres to the print surface, leaving a smooth velvet-like finish.
Using this embellishment the studio have transferred Baker’s signature patterns to complete the beautiful print works, giving a tactile finish to the editions. Lastly, each print work is made more unique by the addition of hand sprayed acrylic and graphite pencil marks by the artist. After many months of experimentation and proofing Jealous are delighted to finally reveal the finished editions.
With multiple layers of hand-finishing and layers of various mediums, the result is a truly decedent edition of the highest quality. Jealous are delighted to publish and release this work, with each print unique it truly is a special edition for all Charming Baker fans and collectors.
Fancy hosting a Big Picnic for Sarcoma UK?
Summer is approaching (we hope!) and with it, Sarcoma Awareness Week which runs from 3-9 July.
Sarcoma Awareness Week is a chance for us all to get together with family, friends, colleagues and our wider communities to raise sarcoma awareness and vital funds. To mark the week this year, we’re asking you to join in The Big Picnic!
Jealous @ The Venice Biennale
In the preview days leading up to the public opening of the 2017 Venice Biennale, Jealous will be screenprinting live at the diaspora pavilion in the beautiful Palazzo Pisano Santa Marina close to the famous Rialto bridge.
The Diaspora Pavillion is a major Arts Council funded project showcasing the work of 11 Black British artists. It is organised by the international curators forum with University of the arts London and curated by writer and photographer David a Bailey.
Art on a Ukulele - Crowdfunding Now Live!
For September 2017 Art on a Postcard will transform itself into Art on a Ukulele. They are joining forces with artist Mick Rooney RA, Pete Howlett the UK's foremost independent ukulele maker and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain on a project which combines music, art and fine workmanship.More