'Ava' by Sara Pope, 2020
15.75 x 15.75 Inches
Giclée print with metallic inks on 300gsm fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 35 (#22/35)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Sara Pope is well known for her seductive paintings of voluptuous lips. Taking inspiration from Haute Couture fashion, she captures the glamour and sexual power conveyed by a pair of lips. All paintings from this series start with a photographic shoot, a model, and some makeup.
Exploring ideas of communication, Sara asks the model to think of emotions, love, happiness, or flirtation. She then photographs the results and how these thoughts are expressed by the models lips. Her painting process for the Lip Portraits involves several thin layers of oil being overlaid to create a glass like quality.
Sara Pope’s work is rapidly gaining attention and has been exhibited at several galleries in the United Kingdom, including Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London, Jealous Gallery, London, Art Republic, Brighton, George Thornton Art, Nottingham, and Workhouse Gallery, Harrogate.