British graffiti and mixed media artist, Lee Herring, is the latest artist to collaborate with FEATHR as part of the Finnish design collective’s mission to create original wallpaper and fabrics to fill interiors with more art and less decoration.
Herring’s contemporary landscape paintings are rich in physicality, texture and colour. Spray paints, markers and acrylic paints are manipulated with palette knives, trowels and scrapers to create bold and spontaneous works.
Working with FEATHR, Herring has remixed two of his paintings into wallpaper murals, with each mural reproducing his artworks with incredible precision. Palette marks, paint daubs and the artist’s gestural actions are all captured in fine detail to remain faithful to the energy of the original artworks.
“Glowing Shards” features Herring’s trademark graffiti geometric cutting daringly across a field of wild flowers. Thick, impasto texture pops from the surface casting shadows and intrigue.
“Neon Bunting” is a playfully modern take on the British tradition of hanging bunting at summer parties. His use of spray paints is maximised here, with the neon graffiti bunting popping out from pastel backgrounds.
“Each of my works is an evolution of itself – for me painting is a spontaneous process where I explore colour, texture and the boundaries of contemporary art. So it’s natural to see my artworks break out of the frame and work across a whole wall. The FEATHR team has done such a great job in bringing my work to room scale whilst retaining the detail I create in each piece,” Herring comments.
Full thanks and acknowledgement are given to FEATHR and v2com for the information and images provided. For a video of the process, visit www.feathr.com/leeherring.
“Glowing Shards” in Cobalt Blue.
Courtesy of Lee Herring
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