ABOUT THE WORK
'Shocks From The Free Market' stops an entrepreneur in a moment of surprise, perhaps it's an unexpected bill or a restrictive practice revealing itself. It's that snap of disbelief, that discovery, that physical reaction I wanted to project – those blood vessels behind the eyes firing, the popping sensation of the ear-drums clearing, the eyebrows up, the mouth open.
I found a super rusty bowser on a farm near Stype Woods and I've bled the colour and texture into the face and hair to amplify the sizzle.
'To see the fine rusty textural detail of this work (especially the cheek), go to the web address below, where I've loaded a 10 x 5 inch detail shot:
www.saatchionline.com/art/Digital-Painting-Shocks-From-The-Free-Market-Entrepreneur-Series-Detail/325784/1382805 Just cut and paste this web address into your browser address bar to view it.
LIMITED EDITION PRINT
This is a limited edition print - one of 100. It's signed by the artist and numbered.
MEDIUM AND MATERIALS
This digital collage was made using painted and photographic textures, bezier tools and a variety of light-based creative software programs and visual processing routines I built myself. Some digital brushes and paints were used too.
It's printed using the very high quality Giclee printing process onto Hahnemuhle Photorag, an acid-free 100% cotton-based heavy art paper with a fibrous finish. The colours are totally non-reflective super-matt, have a deep, rich feel to them, and they're guaranteed to archival standards, around one to two hundred years. It's supplied un-mounted, so you can frame as you wish.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
This work comes with an illustrated and hologrammed certificate of authenticity, which has comprehensive details of the work and a warranty.
OPTIONAL FRAMING AND PROTECTION
If you wish, the work can be protected with a matt acrylic seal, extending its life and protecting it from UV (extra £25). Further, if you prefer a ready-to-hang work, I can have it professionally mounted on a modern aluminium substrait, completely air-sealed behind perspex, protecting the work from scuffs or damage, further extending its archival life and supply with it a wall-fixing subframe. My London framers are top quality. This costs an extra £255. To order this, simply message me via Saatchi, and I will revise the total price, deliveries and contract on this page accordingly before you buy.
This work is part of the Entrepreneur series, my homage to risk takers in small businesses, made largely in the winter of 2011/12. I love entrepreneurs, they're very much the unsung heroes of our culture. I wanted to portray their personal reality in a special series - the risks they take, their dedication, their worries, their drive. Not the hype, not the celebrity-based TV shows with their binary win or lose games, but the steady, hard, daring work that is building a business.Many entreprenuers have an unglamorous existence, like the early inventors in their drafty sheds and candle-lit-rooms – today they're in industrial estates and soul-less offices. To me, they're all hereos, whether they fail or succeed – they're what makes our economy, our culture, our country flourish.