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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 (born 1970) is the London-based contemporary portraitist responsible for paintings of Cara Delevingne, Nicole Kidman, Dennis Hopper, Prince Philip, Erin O'Connor, George W Bush, David Cameron and Damien Hirst. 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 painted portraits of British politicians have displayed a similar level of critique unwelcome to the subjects. For the last two years Yeo has been working closely with optical technology specialists in Europe and California in an experimental project to develop software that will allow artists to create in three dimensions via virtual reality. The results are to be revealed in a breakthrough exhibition, ‘From Life’, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, 2017.

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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

£2,160.00

Sheet size
57.5 x 50.5 cm
22½ x 19¾ in

Image size
n/a



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‘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.’.

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First Name Jonathan
Last Name Yeo
Artist Description Jonathan Yeo (born 1970) is the London-based contemporary portraitist responsible for paintings of Cara Delevingne, Nicole Kidman, Dennis Hopper, Prince Philip, Erin O'Connor, George W Bush, David Cameron and Damien Hirst. 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 painted portraits of British politicians have displayed a similar level of critique unwelcome to the subjects. For the last two years Yeo has been working closely with optical technology specialists in Europe and California in an experimental project to develop software that will allow artists to create in three dimensions via virtual reality. The results are to be revealed in a breakthrough exhibition, ‘From Life’, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, 2017.
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. 

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