Sara Pope - Obsession Gold
Fine Art Giclée print with a gold glitter overlay background on Somerset Satin Enhanced 330 gsm paper
148 mm x 105 mm (A6)
Limited Edition of 100
Signed and numbered by the artist
"OBSESSION Gold is a bit of a cheeky tease, definitely a flirt... a reflection of all the little glossy seductions encountered daily. To print this version, I've added a gold glittery background for extra, sparkly allure."
- Sara Pope
Sara’s early commercial work, in fashion, beauty and media proved to be the inspiration for her art. Working in oils and acrylic, she makes use of bold, attractive colours with high shine gloss. Her painting style imitates the slickness of advertising, whilst provocatively subverting its themes.
Sara is best known for her seductive paintings of bold, colourful, voluptuous lips. She aims to capture the glamour and sexual power conveyed by a pair of lips. All her paintings from this series start with a photographic shoot, a model and some make up. Exploring the ideas of communication, she asks the model, to think of emotions, love, happiness or flirtation, which she captures photographically. The painting process for these Lip portraits involves several thin layers of oil, being overlaid over each other to create a translucent, glass like quality. Hyper realism has become a major theme in her lips painting.
Sara is also known for her portraits, most notably having a portrait of the Pope accepted into the Vatican collection