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.
Charming Baker & Jealous in Miami
Soho House has commissioned Charming Baker to create an installation in their Miami Beach House. Created in two chapters, the exhibition features 153 original portrait drawings of ducklings inside the House and an oversize toy plane on their private beach, that appears to have crashed. ‘Ultimately we’re all sitting ducks at some point, we have no choice, and sometimes we choose not to have a choice.’More
Ben Eine Kaspersky Collaboration
As always, Jealous Print Studio has been a hive of activity, but one of the most exciting releases in recent months has been quite a special collaboration. After being approached by Kaspersky Lab (the internet security giants) to help celebrate their 20th anniversary, a plan was hatched to combine their special birthday with internet security and street art. Soon settling on mutual favourite Ben Eine and his bold iconic fonts, we set to work to make the discussion a reality.More
Jealous have worked with online gallery Eyestorm for many years now, creating screenprint editions for their roster of artists. Most recently we’ve had Eyestorm back in the Studio, this time with Lucie Bennett and her delicate line work, which softly hints at figure and form.More
Olivia Kemp Solo Exhibtion
Jealous Prize winner Olivia Kemp is holding her first solo show at the Browse & Darby gallery titled ‘Where the Land Lies’. The Wimbledon College of Arts graduate caught our attention back in 2014 when her skill and craftsmanship in pen and ink drawing awarded her the Jealous Prize. Kemp’s edition printed by Jealous is now held in the Victoria & Albert Museum Permanent Print Collection and is still available to purchase online and in the Galleries.More
Jealous East Closed 19th-21st October
We're making way for Beautiful Crime Gallery and Day-Z's 'Ninety Nine Problems' pop-up exhibition, as they take over Jealous East to present Day-Z's new body of work.
Jealous North will be open as usual, now 7 days a week, we can also be contacted on 0208 3477 688 or firstname.lastname@example.org, so never fear!