Limited Edition Canvas On Board
Image Size: 23.5" x 33"
Edition Size: 45
RRP Framed: £895
Buy any 4 of the Chawk & Marot collection, framed, for £3,350.00
Buy the pair of The Queen and Prince Philip for £1,695.00
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT... Listen to an extract from Winston Churchill's rousing "Finest Hour" speech in the House of Commons on 18th June 1940 while viewing the animated portrait of the this truly great gentleman.
PORTFOLIO FINE ART presents a limited edition of British and American Icons including Winston Churchill, Her Majesty The Queen, Prince Phillip and JFK. These pieces by the CHAWK are augmented by Marc’s technical skills and will stop people in their tracks by coming alive at your command.
It takes a lot of chuzpah and a touch of genius to invent a new genre of art – particularly one that explodes into a full-on performance on your wall. What fun to have the power to bring a two-dimensional portrait to life if there’s a lull in your party or even if you feel a bit lonely. Take our word for it - it’ll start a whole new conversation… literally!
Experimenting with their style of “augmented reality” has reaped boundless opportunities for CHAWK&Marot and, although art has come a long way since images of Stone Age animals were scratched on cave walls, this exciting collaboration could reinvent art all over again in the 21st century.
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.
With a new collection being launched exciting times are ahead as this pair take their fully immersive vision to people and places art has never touched before. Just watch this space… and don’t be surprised if it starts talking to you!
(all measurements are approximate)