'Ex tenebris' 2021.
The painting was created in answer to a brief that gave the following statement:
prɛljuːd | breathe new life into 2021
Imbued with Hope. A new start.
prelude', adoption (16th century) from Late Latin praelūdium, to Latin praelūdere 'to play for practice or rehearsal, to make a prelude, to hold', also 'to prepare' (cf. Latin lūdere 'to play').
The use of the figurative meaning 'what precedes a process', also 'sign, beginning' also goes back to the 16th century.
Post pandemic we are looking to a new start, hoping for a new start, being sold the new start idea. But before then we should be looking at the other global issues that threaten us all. In the artist's eyes we have an even larger hill to climb or longer journey ahead. Yes, there is always hope but we must not lose sight of the path or we risk being lost. This painting brings us back down to where we are not where we think we are.
This print is one of a limited edition of 40. The dimensions of the visible print area are 39cm x 57cm. The total size is 43cm x 61cm which includes a 2cm border for framing purposes. Each print is individually signed and numbered by the artist. Enclosed is a certificate of authenticity to guarantee your print is a limited edition artwork only available at the edition stated.
The original painting of 'Ex tenebris' was painted in 2021 with acrylic paint on an artist ply panel (20mm).
The painting was professionally scanned and colour checked/proofed. A giclée print is produced to order using archival inks on 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching matt paper. These prints are museum archival grade.
The print will be shipped in a protective tube or flat between two ply cardboard or alternatively can be collected in person.
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