Artist & Gallery Curation
Czar Catstick & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective @BigFatArts
Stewart aka Czar Catstick* is a UK based Printmaker and New Digital Artist based in London & Brighton, UK.
Digital Photography and New Media Technology are used to create artworks often impossible to produce by traditional methods.
Pushing boundaries between Figurative and Abstract Art: I enjoy using references to well known Art & Artists (sometimes hidden) to pay homage to the people and artworks I admire. These influences often include the Great Masters and Art Movements from the 20th & 21st Centuries; Cubism; Pop Art; The Bauhaus School; The Young British Artists from the 80s with Pointillism, Abstract Expressionism, Surrealist and Dada attributions. These works are considered with admiration and yet often also with a cheeky or irreverent twist.
I have recently been experimenting with patterns and fabric design which has been a pretty much all-consuming interest. I also do silly, cartoon style work on the side to keep me sane when the fine-art stuff starts getting too serious.
A selection of this work can be found on alternative sites such as RedBubble and Society6. ( Please note: these links will take you away from this site to third-party suppliers with their own shipping and production arrangements)
"For me, there's often a fine line between my Fine Art and my Big Fat Arts" (Czar Catstick)
More about Czar Catstick*:
Born in Lancashire and dragged up in Yorkshire. Art-School in York, North Yorkshire, UK (Art & Design Foundation) and Nottingham (Photography Degree Course), Stewart approaches the Art World from a background of Television Post-Production, Graphics and Special Effects.
He does not have a weird beard although was often seen gliding around Shoreditch/Hoxton with a Bi-Curious RottweilerX called Baxter - rescued from Battersea Dogs Home in 2004. Unfortunately, Muse and Best Friend Baxter died April 2017. This prompted the 'Dead Clever' and the (no more) 'Dog's Breath' series (as yet unreleased) and the concentration on more Abstract Artworks, Patterns and Fabric Designs including the Fibonacci, Damien Hirst and Sonia Delaunay inspired abstracts.
Commissions include a large 7ft Geometric 'Bauhaus' canvas for offices at London Bridge and a large (119.0x84.1cm) Digital Painting of Architect James Adam (21 July 1732 – 20 October 1794) now hanging in the main Drawing Room of the building designed and built by him in Portland Place, London. The artwork was commissioned by one of the Senior Partners of an International Law Firm now based at this address.
"I need to create art that is satisfying and true to my own ideals, building a solid body of work that I can proudly speak about, describe, and explain. I am creating a collection, not individual, independent, artworks. Most importantly, I am having fun. I hope it shows."
'Abstraction' (after Hieronymus Bosch)
Original London Photographs have been artworked to produce the Abstract Spot Painting Stylised Geometric Abstract 'Bauhaus London' Series.
Bauhaus London Series
Fizzy Pop and Sugar DADA Series of dotty artworks
David Bowie 'Space Oddotty' - (Part of the Fizzy Pop Dots Series)
Alan Turing Dot Matrix Series
Bauhaus inspired Geometric Abstract Pop Deco Series
I Am The Fly (in the ointment) Series of Limited Editions
*Stewart works as 'The Emperor's New Clothes Collective' under various artist alter-egos including Jack Smith, Czar Catstick, Hertz Van Wental and Baxter Cane.
Extremely prolific, the alter-egos are a way of relieving the boredom of being restricted to one style.
Happy to consider requests or commissions. (I've been told that I can be quite cheap sometimes)
"..he has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy."
More information about the gallery - BFA
This Gallery is a collection of curated works including original Limited Editions by Czar Catstick and The Emperor's New Clothes Collective.
APOLOGIES to all our Collectors and Artists. Feel free to browse as the collections are being updated.
All prices are fully inclusive of delivery - What you see is what you pay!
Curation: Czar Catstick* & The Emperor's New Clothes Collective
Fine-Art Open & Limited Editions
London E2 8DL
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