'Valerie' by Matt Siren, 2014
Rare limited edition print collab. with artist Russell King.
40 x 26 Inches
101.6 x 66 Centimeters
2-color screen print on 330gsm Stonehenge fine art paper with hand-deckled edges.
Limited Edition of only 17 (#1/17)
Hand-signed by Matt Siren in pencil bottom right.
Hand-signed by Russell King in pencil bottom left.
Hand-numbered with original publisher Letter of Provenance.
ARTIST BIO (Matt Siren)
The art that Camilo Pardo has created over the years is all over Detroit. A considerable Matt Siren originates from Queens, NY. His art is heavily stimulated by images from the 1980's cartoons, video games, graffiti, heavy metal cd covers and posters in the Art Nouveau style, pinup and the emergence of modern day (computer generated) graphic design & branding. His work is iconic - both clean and gritty, using clean lines over textural backgrounds.
In 2005, he created “Ghost Girl” as his signature icon in representing his current work. Matt's work can been seen in clothing lines by Better Days Clothing, skateboards by Reciprocal Skateboards, RoyalFlush Magazine, and numerous galleries in the NYC area.
ABOUT THE ART (by Russell King)
"This was a small series that was meant for the street. We love the reaction that people have when seeing our work out in public places. That is what fuels us. Money is important and a gallery show is fun, but the street is where we thrive. For several months we have been kicking around the idea of doing an independent two man show. Rather than a group show that is often just a disjointed collection of artists we were conceiving a two man show consisting of collaborative works. We often print with ink on lightweight bond paper which is best for pasting. In this limited run we are using a heavyweight Stonehenge paper which makes for a cleaner run and a nicer overall feel.
The most interesting effect these pieces create, in my opinion, is the juxtaposition of the female figure with stylized skull. It creates a different dimension to either image. People can read meaning into them or see it as powerful and beautiful image. Often we like to flip each image so when we hang consecutive pieces on the street we can alternate them upside down and right side up; that way each of our parts to the piece take precedence."
- King Russell