Upcoming print 'Fossilised Fight' by Andy Council

AVAILABLE THURSDAY 30TH JULY 15:00 (GMT London Time)

  • 3 Colour screen print on Gold paper
  • Signed and numbered. Edition of 50
  • 45 x 63 cm print on high quality Gold paper. 
  • Printing directly onto Gold paper has allowed us to achieve a Gold that wouldn't of been possible through printing 
  • Fossilised Fight by Andy Council will be available 15:00 (London Time) Thursday 30th July

Andy Council Strikes Gold: Stunning metallic screen-print home for the Artist’s latest fantastical creatures

10 years on from his breakthrough with the ‘Bristol Dinosaur’ that kick started a series of high-profile wall pieces in his home city, artist Andy Council, joins UK print project Edition Fifty to bring more of his otherworldy creatures to the walls of people’s homes.

The Portishead cranes, the Cabot Tower and the Clifton Suspension Bridge were all included in Andy Council’s breakthrough work, Bristol Dinosaur in 2005, which depicted the city as a rampaging, prehistoric beast. Since then, and numerous dinosaurs later, the artist brings an example of a new, oriental-influenced work as a stunning screen print with specialist street art print project, Edition Fifty.

The discovery in Mongolia of a 3D fossil that forever preserved the figures of a Protoceratops and a Velociraptor in mortal combat forms the basis of Council’s newest print release, Fossilised Fight. Having since deviated from the style and subject-matter that first made his name, Edition Fifty has inspired him to return to his roots. The outcome is two new, feathered creatures that are simultaneously more faithful to what archaeologists think dinosaurs looked like, yet draws heavily on Far Eastern decorative influences.

Screen printed onto gold paper, the print evokes the sumptuous silks and ceramics of classical Chinese arts and crafts, while also revealing the dramatic movement in the struggle between a hunter and its prey.

Council’s starting point for creatures that consist of numerous component parts, otherwise unrelated to the animal, began with an illustration commission from a recycling organisation. Being asked to draw a dinosaur from rubbish, what was became the Bristol Dinosaur was born. Several incarnations of the creature followed, including a sculptural version at the M-Shed museum and the mixed-media Ultra Bristol Dinosaur. The print arrives at a time that Council works on one of his biggest commissions yet, a double wall mural to celebrate the opening of the MediCinema at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for the charity, CW+.

The years since have seen the artist create an Ice Cream Dragon spray piece in Birmingham, a kite that reflects its surroundings in the idyllic Savoie region of France and now his latest creations are available to buy as part of the affordable Edition Fifty street art print series.

Andy Council says: “Being asked to make a piece of work like mural pieces I’ve done before was interesting as I've moved on from that style of working. It has been fascinating to revisit and develop those ideas though, and fun to do two creatures instead of just the one. Especially having them locked in combat. I like the flow and movement of this struggle, which also reminds me of some tattoo designs I had seen of birds and prey attacking rabbits.”

Fossilised Fight by Andy Council will be released to the public at 15.00 GMT on Thursday 30 July 2015 http://www.editionfifty.com in a strictly limited edition of 50, high-quality prints.

Cheba Bristol, of Edition Fifty, says: “There are few contemporary artworks like Andy’s dinosaur that are as well known to the people of Bristol, but he is so much more than his most famous work. Taking that as his launchpad, Andy has painted internationally to bring joy to gallery visitors, communities and private collectors, working in his highly-detailed, hand-drawn style to share his own, vivid and playful imagination with the world.”

'Fossilised Fight' by Andy Council
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  • 3 colour screen print on Gold paper
  • 45 x 63 cm 
  • Signed & numbered
  • Edition of fifty

 

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Upcoming - 'HUMAN EXPLOSION' by NYCHOS

Available 15:00 (BST) Thursday 25th September 2014 

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Human Explosion by NYCHOS

  • Available 25/9/14 15:00 (BST) 
  • 60 x 42 CM, 5 Colour screen print on Munken Cream 300 g/m2 paper
  • Signed & numbered, edition of 50
  • £99 +P&P shipped Worldwide 

Artist Bio 

The Austrian urban art and graffiti illustrator Nychos was born in 1982 in Styria, Austria where he grew up in a hunting family. Getting confronted by the anatomy of dead animals at an early age and being an 80’s kid with an interest for cartoons and heavy metal ended up being some of the ingredients which inspired him when he started graffiti and painting at the age of 18. Over the years he developed a distinctive style which stands out - his dissections and cross sections of human and animal bodies are easily recognised. The focus and reinterpretation of dissected motives in a combination of colourful outlines can be seen as his branding.

“Uniting the comic character with how a body actually works is really interesting to me”. (Nychos)

He is well known for his huge and technically outstanding art pieces in the urban environment as well as several gallery exhibitions. In 2013 he had solo shows in Detroit (Inner State Gallery), New York (Mighty Tanaka) and Turin (Galo Art Gallery), besides traveling the world, painting in over 15 different cities and participating in Art Basel Miami Beach, Pow Wow Hawaii and many other events. He’s currently seen as one of the most soughtafter artists of the street art scene. In 2014 three solo shows in San Francisco (Fifty24SF), Singapore (Mighty Jaxx) and Paris (Open Space) are planned amongst a set of festivals, events, conferences and fairs.

Nychos is also part of international graffiti and urban illustration crews like “The Lords”“The Weird Crew” and “The Jukebox Cowboys”.

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LAUNCH PRINT - NEW ATLANTIS by MR JAGO

Available Thursday 19th June 15:00 (GMT 0:00)

NEW ATLANTIS by MR JAGO

  • 92 x 92 cm Giclée print
  • Signed & numbered by the artist
  • Archival print 310 gsm museum quality paper. 100% Cotton printed with genuine Epson Archival inks
  • £199 + P&P Shipped worldwide 
  • Edition of 50

The first print in three years by Bristol-based artist Mr Jago will launch EditionFifty.com, our exclusive new website selling limited-run digital and screen prints from some of the world’s most exciting and recognisable artists.

Edition Fifty will be working with artists spanning all art genres and mediums and each new release will be new and exclusive to Edition Fifty.

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The Bristol based venture has been created by Mike Bennett, co founder of internationally-renowned street art event See No Evil and Weapon of Choice founder, Cheba.

Mike explains: “We have spent the last 12 months approaching a carefully selected list of artists to work with us on this new project; artists whose work we really love and would want to own ourselves. We’ve been blown away by the calibre of artists who’ve signed up with us and we can’t wait to release their work on the site over the coming months.”

Cheba added:It’s amazing to have Duncan [Mr Jago] on this exclusive run of his stunning new work ‘New Atlantis’. We have been working closely with the printers and scanners to perfect every colour and get the right size and paper weight for the work. Producing a print of this size, has meant we’ve been able to pick out every detail. Given the fact Duncan rarely releases a print, and his work continues to receive interest all over the globe, we’re sure it will be very sought after and the perfect print to launch Edition Fifty.

Further artists who will be releasing limited run of prints over the coming weeks include Massive Attack’s Rob Del Naja, Will Barras, Emmy award-winning Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood and street artists, Nychos and Flying Fortress.

Cheba continued:We will be releasing a new print by a different artist every fortnight. As the name suggests, each print will be an exclusive edition of just fifty.  We believe by limiting the run in this way will make them desirable and sought after prints that people would want to own and cherish.

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About “New Atlantis” (by the artist, Mr Jago)

When "New Atlantis" was first shown publically, I was struck by the optimism most viewers saw in the work.  Struck, not because the piece is without cheer, but pleasantly surprised that more positive sentiments than my own dominate public opinion.  When I titled "New Atlantis", I was thinking about our wondrous world sinking under flood waters – nature turning on us for being poor custodians of its resources and beauty.  However, I was recently reminded that my painting shares a title with an incomplete utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon.  Bacon envisioned the future as a place of learning and discovery, a place of where humankind would achieve its ideals.”

Thinking about the tension between my understanding of the painting versus how the piece had been received, and what a New Atlantis meant to Bacon, it seemed apt to see my "New Atlantis" resized and reproduced for this print run – 50 new versions of my painting, inviting 50 new re-readings and re-interpretations of a work that both soars with optimism and heaves with despair.” - Mr Jago

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