Released Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Orange, by Matthew Green.
15% of the sale of this print goes to Médecins Sans Frontières.
Matthew Green is originally from a sunny town called St. Neots in Cambridgeshire, and now lives and works in North London. He is predominantly known as an illustrator, but has also operated under many other guises - such as problem solver, ponderer, printmaker, craftsman, as well as a tungsten tickler. All of Green's images begin their life in monochrome, and the majority of them stay that way. At the heart of Green's drawings is a sense of fun which lies beyond the initial rich line work and outstanding visual craftsmanship.
About the print:
Simply put, this is a drawing of an Orange with some lovely legs. The initial sketch was conceived of on a train journey and scribbled down in my Moleskine (which is on my person along with a fine liner pen at all times). It is a simple idea that made me smile.
This is a four-color screenprint on 310gsm Somerset paper. Each print was signed and numbered by the artist.
What has inspired you recently?
Recently, I moved into a new studio after spending many a year working from my home. Besides acquiring more space, this has given me a new commuting time, which is a great time to ponder, see the world around me, and make fruitful plans for future works.
How have you seen art transform the world around you?
Being an artist means that creativity is at the forefront of my work. Everyday it literally transforms the world around me by constantly creating and shaping my world.
Why did you choose to pair Médecins Sans Frontières with your print?
I chose to support Médecins Sans Frontières because they provide essential, ethical, and incredible aid to those in crisis.
Who are some artists you think people should know about?
There are plenty of artists that I admire. I am particularly fond of artists who are humorous, considered, and produce well-crafted works.