“The Unicorn Artist”
Edition Number: 50
Size: 85 x 61.7cm
Signed in pencil by the artist
Unframed Price – Please contact us for framing requirements.
This limited edition of The Unicorn Artist, a coloured lithograph on paper has been included in Leyden Gallery’s exhibition Creature (dis)comforts.
Portuguese-British artist Paula Rego is a storyteller in paint, pastel, and the etching needle. Her work always draws upon folk and fairytales, literature, and her own biography to create politically and psychologically charged, and sometimes deeply unsettling tableaux.
Rego attended the Slade School of Art and was tutored by Lucian Freud, she later became a prominent member of the London Group, although she was the only woman artist in the group.
In recent years, Rego had been making exquisite lithographs. Earlier motifs from fairytales continue to appear in her work today, as she continues to expose the personal and the political in her highly narrative art.
In regards to her foray into printmaking, she said: “I turn to etch, and lithography, with a sense of exuberance and relief. In printmaking, you can give your imagination full range and see the results almost immediately. So one image triggers the idea for the next one and so on.”
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