'The Girl in the Red Dress' by Snik, 2016
Limited Edition collab. with Norwegian artist Martin Whatson x Graffiti Prints.
Very Rare hand-finished variant.
22.75 x 35.75 Inches
6-color screen print on 300gsm Somerset fine art paper with deckled edges
Unique Hand finished by Martin Whatson edition (#1/1).
Signed by Snik in pencil bottom left.
Signed and dated by Whatson in pencil bottom right.
ARTIST BIO (Snik)
SNIK are an art duo based in the United Kingdom and with over a decade’s experience painting walls inside and out; have successfully established themselves as one of the most interesting and progressive stencil artists of the moment.
Their bold aesthetic is characterized by frozen scenes of dynamic action often at impressive scale, however it is the delicate details of the everyday which make their works particularly unusual.
Rather than an elaborate narrative, SNIK seek to elevate the subtle and often unremarkable details of a single moment; tangled strands of hair, folds and textures of fabrics. It is this focus which has come to define their unmistakable style.
ARTIST BIO (Whatson)
Martin Whatson (b. 1984) is a Norwegian born and based stencil artist. While studying Art and Graphic design at Westerdals School of Communication, Oslo, he discovered stencils and the urban art scene. He had been interested in Graffiti for years, following the development within street art closely. In 2004 he started his own artistic production.
Martin has a continuous urge to search for beauty in what is commonly dismissed as ugly, out of style or simply left behind. He looks for inspirations in city landscapes and old soon to be demolished buildings. This interest for decay has helped develop his style, motives and composition and he enjoys creating either unity or conflict between materials and motives; a wrinkled old lady on a shiny plate of aluminum. His artistic expression started off more political, inspired by DOLK and Banksy, but has developed into a more subtle expression. His stencils are a mix of urban scenes with a poetic, hippyish make peace not war-message. He has a cheerful, very much recognizable and almost feminine touch; butterflies, doves and hearts in soft, nonetheless vibrant, colours. Still, his expression is very much masculine, filled with in your face-statements that represents a young and vigorous group of upcoming artists. Since his artistic debut in 2006, he has had several solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. His latest solo show in Tokyo, Love Tour, sold out pre and during the opening night.