Original mixed media on plexiglass with Augmented Reality
Image Size: 67" x 47.5"
Framed Size: 71" x 51.5"
RRP Framed: £8500
Educated at The Surrey Institute of Art and Design and The London Film Institute, CHAWK is one of the few portrait painters in the world to use the phenomenally difficult ‘verre eglomise’ technique. By applying paint to the back of a sheet of glass (reclaimed in this case) the image is seen behind a mirror finish. Glass is fluid and CHAWK believes neither it or musical messages in general need to have perfect clarity - “as long as there’s feeling, substance will flow”.
Thus a partnership of like minds and diverse talents was formed and few people know more about music than Marc Marot, who has worked with U2, Pulp, Bob Marley and Elbow amongst others. In the mid 90s, Marc merged Island with Universal and MCA to create one of the largest recording companies in the world. Subsequently he collaborated on music for films including Notting Hill and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and since 2014 he has focussed on digital art, fascinated by the potential of merging this with technology.
Thus, the artistic, musical and technical collaboration - between CHAWK who photographs thousands of brushstrokes and sends them for animation to Marc Marot - has endless possibilities because their artwork quite literally comes alive as you paint a phone or tablet at it! What began as an experiment between these two artists has ensured instant attention from the Art World and it is one that just has to be seen to be believed.
(all measurements are approximate)