'Ian Fleming's Mar-Tinny'

'Ian Fleming's Mar-Tinny'

You will receive a limited edition giclee print of my painting called ‘Ian Fleming’s Mar-Tinny’ printed on Hahnemühle bamboo paper 290 gsm using Canon true-pigment ink. It is museum quality and archivable with a lifespan beyond 100 years

The unlockable will be an image with instructions on for me to send you the work

Seven sold at exhibition leaving just eight of these prints now available; they are very rare with a print run of just 15

Description of the work

Ian Fleming’s Mar-Tinny – In a continuing series of an ongoing relationship with the ordinary and everyday, I have reached out to others for them to share with me the things that form their everyday.

These are the things that they might reach for in different times of the day yet do so automatically, without much thought.

For example, ‘Maldon Sea Salt’ goes on pretty much everything I eat which, when given further analysis, acts in some way as my maintained and physical connection to Europe – the salt from the sea is an essential part of my physicality.

‘Ian Fleming’s Mar-Tinny’ – I’m purposefully not sharing the identities of those that shared their sometimes very personal stories with me; and so, ‘Ian Fleming’ would often turn to alcohol as a way to navigate the world when anxiety kicks in.

Vodka is often used as it is something that can’t usually be smelled on the breath and the person that confided this story to me told me they couldn’t face the world without a moderate dose of cocktails.

About the artist

Born in England, Melbourne-based SMART | Pop Artist migrated to Australia in 2005 where he now works as a modern pop artist exploring the theme of ‘the ordinary and everyday’

His work continuously sells for thousands of dollars and he is constantly compared with both Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud; but this is not something he agrees to, preferring to be labelled more as Anti-Warhol rather than Andy Warhol

“As an artist with physical paintings, I am going to move all my work onto block-chain in the short-term and streamline my online presence by removing almost all of my accounts with online galleries except for one or two

“I believe that selling on Rarible is the way forward and this is especially so when someone sees my work on my insta page but then buys the piece via an online gallery; the gallery gets to keep up to 50% in commission for doing no work and this, as a practice, needs to end.”

Copyright of all images always remains with the artist.

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