'Icon' by Sara Pope, 2020
Sold out timed-release framed edition.
7.25 x 7.25 x 1.25 Inches (framed)
Screen print in colors on plexi-glass.
Framed by the artist in white shadow-box wood frame.
Limited Edition of 75 (#20/75)
Includes handwritten and signed COA by Sara Pope.
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.