Sara Pope - Decadence
Contemporary artist Sara Pope is well known for her bold, seductive paintings of voluptuous lips. Taking inspiration from Haute Couture fashion and beauty trends, she captures the glamour and power conveyed by the lips and mouth, raising questions of ideals of beauty and femininity.
These prints are collectors items now and change hands for hundreds of £££ - we still have a few left, but when they are gone....
Giclee with one screen of fluorescent pink and diamond dust on 330gsm Somerset Satin
A6 (15 x 10cm)
This edition of 100 hand signed prints has been proofed at Jealous Print Studio.
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, of which her submission for Art Car Boot Fair is a perfect example. 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.