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Ariadne ii

David Wightman

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Ariadne ii, limited edition digital archival print with a deckle edge by contemporary artist David Wightman

 

Edition of 25

 

Size: 59cm (h) x 722cm (w)

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Ariadne ii, limited edition digital archival print with a deckle edge by contemporary artist David Wightman

 

Edition of 25

 

Size: 59cm (h) x 722cm (w)

Framing

Follow ‘Our Pick’ for our expert choice, ready to hang. Our framing is handmade by our trusted framing partner with 30 years experience. Learn more about our bespoke framing

Own Art - PayByFinance

Own Art is designed to make it affordable for everyone to own contemporary art by providing interest-free loans from £100 up to £2,500 spread over 10 equal payments. Learn more. Select PaybyFinance at Checkout.

Delivery

UK
Unframed – we aim to deliver unframed artwork within 7-10 days.
Framed – our frames are custom made, please allow up to 21 days for delivery.

International
Unframed only – we aim to despatch unframed artwork within 7-10 days.
You can read our Returns Policy here

David Wightman

David studied Painting at the Royal College of Art in London. What inspires your work as an artist? My work is influenced by colourful abstract artists (Josef Albers), a multitude of landscape painters (Caspar David Friedrich), and an even greater variety of landscape traditions (e.g. French Impressionism to Japanese ukiyo-e). As a result, colour and composition are the most important aspects of my work. Inventing my own landscapes - as opposed to portraying real places - is far more satisfying to me. This means I can be free to explore colour and form. I’m more interested in creating something beautiful than depicting reality. What does your work mean to you? I see my landscape paintings and prints as beautiful distractions. They function as abstract compositions as well as imaginary vistas. My work offers a glimpse of another world - seemingly real yet entirely fictional. What techniques do you use? I hand-cut hundreds of individual pieces of wallpaper to create the textured surfaces of my paintings. My collaging technique is similar to marquetry and is often mistaken as a lost Japanese craft - although I invented the technique myself. I developed this technique after finding a roll of wallpaper in a store room at art college. The pattern reminded me of my childhood home so I wanted to use it in my work. Years of experimentation have led to my signature style of carefully hand-cut and collaged wallpaper compositions. It’s difficult to explain the process but it involves hours of tracing, hundreds of surgical scalpels per painting, and many rolls of wallpaper! My prints are all based on the original drawings originally created for my paintings. Compositions can become paintings or prints and sometimes both. I see my prints as an accessible way into my work. They are explorations of colour and composition that complement my larger original paintings.