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Jonathan Yeo

Actors have always fascinated Yeo as subjects and he has painted many portraits of various performers throughout his career. The resulting images each deal with trying to get under the skin of his sitters and find out who they really are. Yeo’s friendship with Helena Bonham Carter is clear in this portrait, as there is a tangible honesty and understanding between the artist and the sitter seen in its direct engagement with the viewer.

Each print is hand finished with gold leaf. 


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 and with the application of gold leaf. 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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£2,280.00

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Helena

Archival pigment print with gold leaf
Recent developments in piezoelectric technology have resulted in increasingly high-resolution colour prints.
Archival pigment print with gold leaf
Edition of 52
Signed & numbered by the artist on the front

£2,280.00

Sheet size
45.5 x 45.5 cm
17⅞ x 17⅞ in

Image size
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Actors have always fascinated Yeo as subjects and he has painted many portraits of various performers throughout his career. The resulting images each deal with trying to get under the skin of his sitters and find out who they really are. Yeo’s friendship with Helena Bonham Carter is clear in this portrait, as there is a tangible honesty and understanding between the artist and the sitter seen in its direct engagement with the viewer.

Each print is hand finished with gold leaf. 

Additional Information

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 52
Ed Date 2014
Inscriptions Signed & numbered by the artist on the front
Short Technique Archival pigment print with gold leaf
Sheet Size 45.5 x 45.5 cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 17⅞ x 17⅞ in
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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 and with the application of gold leaf. Published in 2014. 

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