Making Of: Otto Schade Sweat Heart & You Got the Power
Here are the latest new Screen Print offerings from the Chilean artist Otto Schade . They are the classic band illustrated art works.
The “Sweet Heart” is especially appropriate for you lovers out there with Valentines fast approaching….
“Sweet Heart” and “You Got the Power” are now available from The Ben Oakley Gallery (London), both are an edition of 25 printed, 3 colour screen print on Somerset Satin 300gsm paper.
Making Of: Otto Schade Amy Winehouse Print
There were spooky going on’s in the studio when these Amy Winehouse art works were being printed . As the layers of the art work were broken down, with each layer I printed, I could almost see in to the soul of the subject….never mind all the things going missing and being moved around in the studio! It was the eyes.
Pretty sure this will be another classic print for Otto Schade, with only a limited amount printed (27 to be exact) of the Black & White edition, & only 5 in the Silver and 10 in the Gold. The lips & the nails are all lovingly hand finished by the artist in Amy’s signature Red. A lovely tribute & I ‘m sure these won’t be around for long too.
Making Of: Otto Schade: Message to Environmentally Unfriendly People
I had never met Otto Schade but had seen his work around the Truman Brewery and around East London. So, I was intrigued and a little nervous to be making some prints for him at the beginning. It’s always a bit weird to meet someone for the first time who’s work you have seen and that they have heard of you too but you have never met before. I was also a little under pressure as this was going to be his ‘debut’ Screen Print release, as far as I was told.
After much sampling and messing around with the colour-ways, the best option for me to get the gradient fade on the Panda ball was to hand blend the ink on the screen. As many screen printers know, this is a slightly artistic and an unpredictable technique to use, especially when editioning prints. Lucky for me Otto agreed for some manoeuvres in the colour fade and gave me a 3cm grace, which at some points in the printing process, my heart was skipping a beat a little! The beauty of these prints are that they are all individually unique and who ever is lucky to purchase one, will know now that so much love and care went in to making them by human hand.
They come in five different colour-ways and are limited to 10 of each colour (signed and numbered)