Although now almost totally abstracted, the work includes images from the gardens of the Alhambra in Granada and the Alcazar in Seville. Photographic and artistic studies (including photographs from Rome and Paris) are also included as textures and elements with multiple exposures, overpainting, paint drips, scribbles and displacement effects. This particular piece also includes elements from an earlier (still ongoing) series of digital, fizzy pop paintings with an added surreal floral twist.
The overall composition is quite wild with different aspects seen by the viewer each time the piece is considered. Inspired by a range of art styles from Impressionism to Renaissance Baroque and Abstract Expressionism.
The style is quite chaotic with a riot of florals.. but still gives an overall sense of calm.
Materials:100% Cotton Paper
Paper: Hahnemühle German Etching
Size 1:20"x20", Edition of 25
Size 2: 23"x23", Edition of 25**
Size 3: 30"x30", Special Edition of 15
Images at approx. 85% paper size
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil (on the front)*
Large Artwork will be shipped rolled in a secure tube.
Extremely flattered to be included in the Saatchi Blog 'Art We Love' A Few Painting Techniques Artists Use Explained: LinkHERE
Check out the close-up details for a better idea of the final image. This particular piece is part of the ongoing series of 'Organic Abstractions' and 'Alhambra Dreams' artworks.
*KHLORIS (Chloris) was the goddess of flowers and a nymph of the Islands of the Blessed. She was the wife of Zephyros the West-Wind and the mother of Karpos (Carpus), god of fruit. Her Roman name was Flora.
FLORA. The Roman goddess of flowers and spring. The writers, whose object it was to bring the Roman religion into contempt, relate that Flora had been, like Acca Laurentia, a courtesan, who accumulated a large property, and bequeathed it to the Roman people, in return for which she was honoured with the annual festival of the Floralia. But her worship was established at Rome in the very earliest times, for a temple is said to have been vowed to her by king Tatius , and Numa appointed a flamen to her. The resemblance between the names Flora and Chloris led the later Romans to identify the two divinities. Her temple at Rome was situated near the Circus Maximus , and her festival was celebrated from the 28th of April till the first of May, with extravagant merriment and lasciviousness.
Artist: StewartHR aka Czar Catstick: Working as The Emperor's New Clothes Collective including Czar Catstick, Jack Smith, Hertz Van Wental and Baxter Cane.
These Editions are all hand-signed by the artist personally (in pencil on the front) and include Certificates of Authenticity. Signed as StewartHR (aka Czar Catstick)
**NB The Size 2 Edition paper size is approx 59x67cms (23.4 x 26.5 inches) with the image at approx 20x20 inches - the paper can be cut down as needed. Please contact if you have any further questions regards the paper sizes, formats or bespoke commission requests.