Fine Art Print (A2) paper size: 61 x 51cm, image size : 51x 40cm
“This Instrument Maker is all about the hands, the ones that bend and flex and move to play; and importantly the other hard working hands; the ones that make musical instruments, for others to play…”
This print is from an original painting from my 2020 solo exhibition: ‘A Brush with the Blues’ that was inspired by the Rebetika, also known as the Greek Blues. This incredible musical style emerged in the early 20th century and was forged by refugees, outcasts and rebels; the result of centuries of cross cultural creativity. A Brush with the Blues was an exploration into its history and a response to myself, having been immersed into a part of its culture, through a weekly music jam in my own city of Melbourne.
I created this painting with trust and energy and then toiled over it to achieve just the right balance; but there are many marks that were never touched again after the first brush stroke. It feels perfect to me in all its roughness and spontaneity. The characteristics of the main figure in my painting are loosely based on Karolos Tsakirian. a famous instrument maker who comes from a long line of luthiers. In 1924 after leaving Smyrne (Izmir) his father opened his first shop in Piraeus, the port of Athens, a then music hub for the Greek blues.
*click on link to see a audio-visual video of the painting: THE INSTRUMENT MAKER
Fine art prints are created on 310 gsm cotton rag paper, assuring the highest quality colour and archival reproduction. All prints come with a printed out description of the artwork
Once payment is received, your print will be carefully packaged in a postage cylinder and shipped out within 7 business days
+ THE INSTRUMENT MAKER Comes in A4, A3 AND A2 sizes
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I highly recommend framing your print with glass and a cardboard matt board
Prints come with at least 1 cm white border to ensure fitting within a frame
The dimensions I have available are standard sizes so most off-the-shelf frames will do.
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