Author: Jenny Shepherd

Introducing: Colour Black

Dan Lacey screenprints under the brand Colour Black. He works as an art director in advertising, and screenprints at PrintClub London in East London whenever he can.

His work doesn’t take itself too seriously. If it can make you smile, laugh or think; happy days. Here, Dan answers our most pressing questions. 

 

AR: What was the driving force behind your choice to become an artist? 

Originally I started to screenprint so I could print t-shirts because I could never find a t-shirt design I liked. But first I thought i’d try a few posters and I haven’t looked back since - and I still haven’t printed one t-shirt as of yet!

 

AR: Do you keep tabs on art trends or are you all about doing your own thing? 

To be honest I kinda just do my own thing. At least I like to think I do.

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AR: What/who are your biggest influences?

I’m a big fan of Pure Evil, Anthony Burrill and Banksy’s colour screen prints, and Warhol obviously. But in terms of other influences, I do love a good Russian Avant Garde film poster and Brutalist Architecture.

 

AR: What did it feel like when you sold your first artwork? 

I still have the first £20 note from my first show where I sold my first print, and it will be framed as pride of place at home.

AR: What’s your favourite creative work? 

If I was able to own any art piece it would be a Jackson Pollock

 

AR: How have you developed your style?  

Practice, practice and practice, also sometimes it’s a case of playing around with ideas and see what’s going down well.

 

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AR: What’s your favourite piece in your portfolio and why?  

‘You nosey c**t’ -  it wasn’t my first piece but it was the first one that I really started selling, and I still really like it too. It really started to make me think about how people interact with posters and art. It’s quite funny still seeing people lean in, only to then read what it says.

 

AR: Describe your art style in three words. 

Fun, Playful, Black

 

Check out available works by Colour Black here!

AFFORDABLE ART

CJP £75

Rewilderness - A3

29.7 x 42cm

£75

29.7 x 42cm

£85

45 x 45cm

£125

42 x 60 cm

Nothing Matters - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42cm

Cats Pyramids

24.7 x 39cm

£35

24.7 x 39cm

Daffy (Red Stripe)

70 x 50cm

£100

70 x 50cm

Reginald Botanical

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

£100

33 X 48 cm

HOPE THAT KILLS YOU

21 x 29.7cm

£75

21 x 29.7cm

Cherry Drop

35 x 35cm

£65

35 x 35cm

Acne Pink

30 x 42cm

£125

30 x 42cm

Lemon Blossom 3

40 x 40cm

£55

40 x 40cm

£85

50.7 x 45cm

Ellipsis - Remix, 2020 Art Print by Dan Hillier
Exclusive

£98

42 x 42 cm

£100

50 x 50cm

Anyone for Tennis?

29.7 x 42 cm

£115

29.7 x 42 cm

BOUNCE! 2020

42 x 42cm

£125

42 x 42cm

The Sun Rises in the East Art Print by Hooksmith Press
Exclusive

£100

32 x 45cm

Bananas

29.7 x 42cm

£60

29.7 x 42cm

Patrick Art Print by Lee Ellis
Exclusive

Patrick

40 x 40cm

£75

40 x 40cm

Vintage Girl

70 x 100cm

£135

70 x 100cm

MK-Ultra II

19 x 19cm

£65

19 x 19cm

£100

29.7 x 42cm

Gorilla - Neon Pink

42 x 59.4cm

£125

42 x 59.4cm

I Love London

22 x 17 cm

£60

22 x 17 cm

Andy Warhol £22

£22

70 x 100 cm

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