Artist: Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective*
Abstract, geometric, circular composition including images from the gardens of the Alhambra in Granada and the Alcazar in Seville. The photographic studies are set against a spotty, dotty, new media, op art, pop art geometric artwork reminiscent of a mandala** stylised configuration.
Materials:100% Cotton Paper
Paper: Hahnemühle German Etching
Size 1:23"x23", Edition of 25
Size 2:30"x30", Edition of 25
Size 3: 40"x40", Edition of only 3
Images at approx. 85% paper size
Hand-signed by the artist in pencil (on the front)*
Large Artwork will be shipped rolled in a secure tube.
Extremely flattered to be included in the Saatchi Blog 'Art We Love' A Few Painting Techniques Artists Use Explained: LinkHERE
Check out the close-up details for a better idea of the final image.
This particular 'Pop-Op' piece is part of the ongoing series of 'Organic Abstractions' and 'Alhambra Dreams' artworks. #2020 Vision
Hugely inspired by recent trips to Andalusia in Spain where I visited some amazing sites including the Alhambra in Granada and more recently the Cathedral and The Alcazar in Seville. Most of these blossom and flower photographs were taken within the beautiful grounds of the Alhambra and The Alcazar. Many of these original studies were used to create an extensive collection of fabric designs and artworks for both abstract and figurative patterns including the styles and designs of the amazing tiling and architectural features.
** A mandala (Sanskrit मण्डल, maṇḍala – literally "circle") is a geometric configuration of symbols. In modern, typically American and European use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any circle ornament which can be used as a relaxing tool, for diagnostic or in art therapy.
In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. It is used as a map (in Shintoism) in the Indian religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism or Japanese religion of Shintoism representing deities, or in the case of Shintoism, paradises, kami or actual shrines.
In New Age, the mandala is a diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a time-microcosm of the universe, but it originally meant to represent wholeness and a model for the organisational structure of life itself, a cosmic diagram that shows the relation to the infinite and the world that extends beyond and within minds and bodies
*Artwork is signed as StewartHR (aka Czar Catstick)
Stewart works as 'The Emperor's New Clothes Collective' under various artist alter-egos including Czar Catstick, Jack Smith, Hertz Van Wental and Baxter Cane.
NB The Large Edition paper size is approx 59x67cms (23.4 x 26.5 inches) with the image at approx 20x20 inches - the paper can be cut down as needed. Please contact if you have any further questions regards the paper sizes, formats or bespoke commission requests.