Exclusive Word to Mother Print Release: Thursday 7 December04 December 2017
After the success of his Manchester Forever pieces at this year's Buy Art Fair, Word to Mother in collaboration with Leon Martyn will be releasing a new Manchester Forever print. Thursday 7th December at the Bay Horse Tavern, Thomas Street, Manchester, 7-9pm.
Word To Mother
Manchester Forever (25 coral and 25 teal), 2017
5 colour screen print on 370gsm Lambeth Drawing Cartridge paper
£125 + VAT each
Word To Mother
Manchester Forever (coral and teal), 2017
Acrylic and gold leaf on salvage print trays
65 x 43.5cm (unframed size)
£2,000 + VAT each
Venue: Bay Horse Tavern, Thomas Street
Time: 7-9pm, Thursday 7 December
Details: Limited to one of each colour per person, unframed and rolled in tubes.
The Manchester Forever pieces are painted in acrylic and gold leaf on salvaged 1940's print trays from Manchester. Subtle grey rain drops fall from the heart representing Manchester's reputation for more rainy days than sunny each year. 22 are used to commemorate those that lost their lives in the Manchester attacks this year. 10% of sales from both the prints and originals will be donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund
Word To Mother is an English artist who creates work that combines many influences into uniquely layered paintings, often atop pieces of salvaged wood and metal.
Incorporating hand drawn personal sentiments, emotions and observations WTM's work often features figures, script typography -inspired from his experience tattooing - and tightly executed sign written lettering, drawn from years of painting graffiti and shop signage.
With an affinity for things that have pre-existed as something else, WTM likes to hand select surfaces and enjoys adding to the life of an already existing object before re-appropriating and appreciating its surface in a fine art context.