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Richard Berner

Framed Bowie

Hand Finished
Artwork size: 60 x 60 cm
Edition of 1
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‘Framed Bowie’ is an original painting by contemporary illustrator Richard Berner. Using Gouache on Watercolour Paper, the painting signed by the artist.

Richard Berner is a Brighton based illustrator, whose work draws inspiration from a colourful array of cultural iconography: from Star Wars to Disney, Brighton landmarks to Amy Winehouse, Berner creates illustrations bursting with imagination and eccentricity. With a flare for fine art technique, all of Berner’s ink drawings are brought to life with colour and texture, often applying paint drips and splatters, before the print-making process.

‘Bowie’ depicts the eponymous singer, his famous features painted with thick lines of black pigment, which Berner has allowed to drip, adding flecks and speckles for a dynamic and textured effect. Into his iconic, 1970s hair, Berner has painted blocks of bright colour in rainbow shades, capturing Bowie’s vibrancy and unconventionality with artistic prowess.

About The Artist - Richard Berner

Brighton-based artist, Richard Berner is an internationally collected illustrator and painter best known for his detailed pieces where a larger image is created from hundreds of his signature hand-drawn figures or ‘champs’.

After studying Fine Art and Animation Berner has gone on to create a range of artworks from limited edition screen prints, surreal portraits on canvas to large-scale wall murals. 

With his intricate, ink drawings as a base, Berner brings each work to life with the addition of hand-applied colour and texture, building up layers of paint drips and splatters, for a dynamic and unique aesthetic.

He describes the scenes in his artwork as ‘surreal architecture’ and cites the masters, Dali and MC Escher as his biggest inspirations. 

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