'Layers 30' by Tilt, 2019
Published by Print Them All; co-edition with Walter Editions.
33.5 x 24.4 Inchesa
85 x 62 Centimeters
Lithograph 5 colors printed with Marinoni press lithographic and hand cut.
Limited Edition of 99 (#14/99)
Hand-signed by the artist bottom right.
Numbered and publisher (both) embossed bottom left.
Includes detailed Print Them All COA.
ABOUT THE ART
For the first time since 2016, the beginning of when Tilt started to work on the “Layers” series, he decided to work in black and white.
Used to represent a chromatic color chaos common in the graffiti, he decided now to take some distance from the colors to focus on shapes, energy and marks. It’s also a way of interacting with Craig Costello’s work and his artworks in black and white.
Indeed, this lithograph “Layers 30” has been produced in collaboration with Walter Editions as part of a duo exhibition between Craig Costello and Tilt, called “Fundamentals” at Hangar 107 in Rouen, on view until the 26th of May 2019.
Tilt loves demonstrating that basic, primitive graffiti can be as strong as complicated 3D lettering, wildstyles and characters. His focus on fun, high impact shapes and strong colours is a reflection of his history as a true graffiti writer, trained on the streets and in the train yards. Similarly, his extensive use of bubbly, curvaceous forms relates to his obsession with beautiful females.
Following classic hip-hop graffiti ideology, his individual styled name is the focal point in the majority of his paintings, in Tilt’s case a bubble letter “throw-up”. “Throw-Up” is graf terminology for a writer’s spraypainted name incorporating fast lines and done in one or two colours, designed for fast execution; it is the action which Tilt is most interested in, thus he utilizes his throw-up styles to visually communicate the fun of creating graffiti in risky situations.