Times are Hard for Dreamers (for Gallery1988’s ‘Subtle Art of Pop Culture’ 10 year anniversary exhibition, Los Angeles)
11” x 14” giclée, numbered edition of 20, $30. The show opens this Friday (11th April) with remaining prints for sale online at some point over the weekend.
Update: Print available now!
The idea for this show was for the image to be an art piece first, with the pop culture reference as a secondary concern. This meant that a piece with multiple portraits was pretty much out of the question, as you can normally guess the film immediately once you have two or three characters in there!
Then I remembered how much I love the scene in Amélie where she dissolves, because she can’t sum up the courage to tell Nino how she feels. I mean, I love the film in general, but tackling that moment felt like the perfect thing for me to interpret.
It’s a huge honour to be taking part in this show celebrating a decade of the gallery that pretty much started the whole pop culture alternative poster scene, especially seeing as I’ve only been contributing to these shows since the start of 2012. Thanks for having me guys – have a great one!