Author: Charlotte Bearn

Spotlight On: Copyright

We thought we would take a close look at the artist and how he creates his work.

Copyright went to art school but he was studying photography and got into painting by using other students materials.

His style combines graffiti art and more traditional styles, using spay paint, stencils, collage and paintbrushes to create his beautifully detailed and textured originals. He even extends this to his limited editions where the silkscreen prints are often hand finished with spray paints and or acrylic.

Spotlight On: Copyright | Image

Spotlight On: Copyright | Image

Spotlight On: Copyright | Image

Spotlight On: Copyright | Image

Copyright’s early works with female figures often featured Kate Moss, but now he says they are no longer based on one person. He creates the composition and pose he wants using an archive of images of body parts that he has built up, rather than having a singe person model.

He started putting up pink roses, which still feature even now in his work when he moved to London. “The pink roses are a really quick, really simple way to make a shitty wall look nicer. In that way they just symbolise beauty in the darkest places.” Copyright

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Copyrights paintings represent ideals from the modern world and culture, portrayed within classic imagery of simple beauty, often depicted by butterflies, flowers and beautiful women. He wants to convey the contradiction of idealism and unattainable visions of beauty found in fashion, music and popular culture.

His work has now made the transition form ephemeral street works to works you can take home and keep on your walls forever. Watch this space for more exciting things to come from Copyright.

All pictures Copyright © C R Thomas 2005-2010. All rights reserved

artworks

Butterfly Can - Blue
Exclusive
Copyright £350

£350

15 x 20cm

Your Own Dream 4
Exclusive
Copyright £225

Your Own Dream 4

23 x 30cm

£225

23 x 30cm

Butterfly Can - Yellow
Exclusive
Copyright £350

£350

15 x 20cm

Copyright £395

Rise above the Noise

70 x 106 cm

£395

70 x 106 cm

£75

30 x 40cm

I Can See A Rainbow Mauve
Exclusive
Copyright £250

£250

30 x 30cm

MK-Ultra III

19 x 19cm

£65

19 x 19cm

I Can See A Rainbow Red
Exclusive
Copyright £250

£250

30 x 30cm

Your Own Dream 1
Exclusive
Copyright £225

Your Own Dream 1

23 x 30cm

£225

23 x 30cm

Butterfly Can - Red
Exclusive
Copyright £350

£350

15 x 20cm

Your Own Dream 3
Exclusive
Copyright £225

Your Own Dream 3

23 x 30cm

£225

23 x 30cm

Your Own Dream 2
Exclusive
Copyright £225

Your Own Dream 2

23 x 30cm

£225

23 x 30cm

Wake from Death, return to life
Rare
Copyright £650

£650

80 x 80cm

Tiger in the Water
Rare
Copyright £450

Tiger in the Water

50 x 70cm

£450

50 x 70cm

Mask Pink Art Print by Copyright
Exclusive
Copyright £320 £225

Mask Pink

40 x 60cm

£320 £225 Was

40 x 60cm

'A Romance of Creation' and 'A Romance of Evolution' Art Print by Copyright
Rare
Copyright £700

£700

50 x 70cm

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