How do we make them?
Check out this video to see the final part of the process in the studio: (Copy/paste the link in a new window)
This is a mixed media piece done by THE RAW ART; it's basically photography and paint. It's not that simple though: "photography" means taking the pictures, manipulating them if needed, doing the photomontage, and then the photo transfer technique (MANUALLY) which puts the whole design into the canvas. The "paint" part, depends on the piece. Some of them have a few layers of spray paint; some others got details accentuated with acrylic; some might have home made ink tags or drips; and others may have the paint part from a wall mixed up in the transferred collage. This last point is a really cool idea that we came up with: it recycles the wall that we painted, or a fragment of it, into elements that would become part of a new concept which is the canvas piece. In other words this mix media that we do goes from digital photography, silkscreen, spray paint, acrylic, ink to an actual piece of wall…literally, a piece of the city on the canvas.
Each canvas is finally coated with a hand of glossy varnish protecting them as well as giving a "brushed" texture to the piece.
Each one is from an edition of 100.
All of the pieces are signed & dated by the artist.
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