Sign in   Basket  

Currency
Jonathan Yeo

‘If you are after a truth from a portrait, you want it to do something a photo can’t. A painting has to have a sense of time passing in it. A photo captures a moment. A painting can’t compete with that.’.
Technique

The painting was photographed with a Hasselblad HD5 50 mega pixel camera. The printing was done on Epson printers using Epson archival pigment inks with constant attention to any colour and texture discrepancies. Each print has been hand finished by varnishing in different parts of the image. Published in 2014. 



Jonathan Yeo
Jonathan Yeo is the London-based contemporary portraitist responsible for paintings of Nicole Kidman, Dennis Hopper, Prince Philip, Erin O'Connor, Tony Blair, and David Cameron among others, most recently a portrait of Damien Hirst apparently in a glass tank. Although portraiture is sometimes thought of as a conservative medium, Yeo has shown himself to be in pursuit of a subversive agenda, as in his unauthorised 2007 portrait of George W Bush, created from cuttings of pornographic magazines, which brought him worldwide notoriety. He used a similar method in an unauthorised portrait of Paris Hilton, while his portraits of British politicians have displayed a level of critique unwelcome to the subjects. Born in 1970, Yeo is entirely self-taught, a process that took place during a lengthy and painful period of recovery from Hodgkin's Disease. As he himself points out, he was determined to become a painter at a time when figurative, representational art was deeply out of fashion, but makes a powerful case for the ability of the portraitist to challenge his or her subjects. An exhibition of his work is currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery.

This print is temporarily out of stock, please email info@manifoldeditions.com or call +44 (0)20 7370 7202

Availability: Out of stock

£1,800.00

Bunga Bunga

Bunga Bunga

Bunga Bunga

Archival pigment print with varnish
Archival pigment print with varnish
Edition of 69
Signed & numbered by the artist on the front

£1,800.00

Sheet size
57.5 x 50.5 cm
22½ x 19¾ in

Image size
n/a



Zoom Zoom
Zoom Out

Expanded view

More Views

Bunga Bunga
Add to wishlist

Details

‘If you are after a truth from a portrait, you want it to do something a photo can’t. A painting has to have a sense of time passing in it. A photo captures a moment. A painting can’t compete with that.’.

Additional Information

First Name Jonathan
Last Name Yeo
Artist Description Jonathan Yeo is the London-based contemporary portraitist responsible for paintings of Nicole Kidman, Dennis Hopper, Prince Philip, Erin O'Connor, Tony Blair, and David Cameron among others, most recently a portrait of Damien Hirst apparently in a glass tank. Although portraiture is sometimes thought of as a conservative medium, Yeo has shown himself to be in pursuit of a subversive agenda, as in his unauthorised 2007 portrait of George W Bush, created from cuttings of pornographic magazines, which brought him worldwide notoriety. He used a similar method in an unauthorised portrait of Paris Hilton, while his portraits of British politicians have displayed a level of critique unwelcome to the subjects. Born in 1970, Yeo is entirely self-taught, a process that took place during a lengthy and painful period of recovery from Hodgkin's Disease. As he himself points out, he was determined to become a painter at a time when figurative, representational art was deeply out of fashion, but makes a powerful case for the ability of the portraitist to challenge his or her subjects. An exhibition of his work is currently on show at the National Portrait Gallery.
Edition of 69
Ed Date 2014
Inscriptions Signed & numbered by the artist on the front
Short Technique Archival pigment print with varnish
Sheet Size 57.5 x 50.5 cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 22½ x 19¾ in
Image Size n/a
Image Size (inches) No
Technical Description

The painting was photographed with a Hasselblad HD5 50 mega pixel camera. The printing was done on Epson printers using Epson archival pigment inks with constant attention to any colour and texture discrepancies. Each print has been hand finished by varnishing in different parts of the image. Published in 2014. 

Technique Pop ups No
Price on Application No
Display Custom Popup No
Custom pop up link Title No
Custom Popup Title No
Custom Pop up Description No

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.