MCXT- Monica Canilao x Xara Thustra Home Sick Copper HPM Collage Print by MCXT- Monica Canilao x Xara Thustra
Home Sick Copper HPM Collage Silkscreen Print by MCXT- Monica Canilao x Xara Thustra Screen Print on 290gsm Hand-Stained Coventry Rag Fine Art Paper & Metallic Paper Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2015 Signed & Numbered Screen Print, Collage & Thread HPM Embellished Limited Edition of 30 Artwork Size 12x24 on 290gsm Hand-Stained Coventry Rag Paper Heavyweight metallic paper is sewn to the bottom section of each print. "Home Sick Copper HPM Collage Silkscreen Print" by MCXT, a collaboration between Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra, is a testament to the rich, multilayered dialogue of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork. This limited edition artwork, meticulously crafted on hand-stained Coventry Rag fine art paper with metallic paper sewn onto the bottom, showcases the convergence of various artistic disciplines that define the work of these contemporary artists. Craftsmanship in 'Home Sick Copper HPM' The craftsmanship in "Home Sick Copper HPM" is immediately evident. Choosing 290gsm Coventry Rag paper as the foundation speaks to the artists' dedication to quality and durability. This heavyweight paper, known for its ability to absorb ink and preserve the richness of color, provides a luxurious backdrop for the screen print and collage elements that adorn its surface. The hand-staining of the paper adds a unique, tactile quality to each print, ensuring that no two pieces in the edition are precisely alike. Adding heavyweight metallic paper, sewn rather than glued, is a nod to traditional crafts and the handmade. This technique of sewing paper into the artwork is a physical manifestation of the themes of home and connectivity central to the piece. The thread becomes a metaphor for the bonds that tie us to places and people, while sewing is a deeply personal, almost intimate gesture that imbues the work with a sense of care and attention. Aesthetic and Symbolism Aesthetically, "Home Sick Copper HPM" is a visual symphony of symbols and forms that dance across the paper. The architectural elements, reminiscent of fantastical structures, rise from the print as monuments to imagination and memory. Including eyes, stars, and other iconography lends a mystical air to the composition, suggesting a personal and archetypal narrative. The symbolic language employed by Canilao and Thustra invites interpretation, encouraging the viewer to reflect on notions of home—what it means to be rooted, what it means to be disconnected, and the universal longing for belonging. In this sense, the artwork transcends its material form to become a vessel for shared human experiences, much like the best of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork, which often serves as a mirror reflecting the viewer's thoughts and feelings. Reflection of Street Pop Art & Graffiti Artwork "Home Sick Copper HPM" reflects the ethos of Street Pop Art and graffiti Artwork in its accessibility and blend of high and low art techniques. The limited edition nature of the print does not detract from its approachability; instead, it enhances the value of each piece as a collector's item while still embodying the democratic spirit of street art. The work intersects acceptable art practices and street art's rebellious, DIY culture, bridging the gallery and the urban landscape. The collaboration between Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra celebrates the collaborative spirit often found in street art culture. By joining forces, the artists combine their unique visions and skills to create something neither could achieve alone. This partnership and the resulting artwork are a powerful reminder of the collaborative potential within the art world, echoing the community-driven nature of street art projects. "Home Sick Copper HPM Collage Silkscreen Print" by MCXT is a standout piece that captures the imagination and speaks to the heart. It is a testament to the power of collaboration and the enduring appeal of art that bridges the personal with the universal. As an object of art, it is a conversation starter, a statement piece, and a lovingly crafted work that bears the unmistakable mark of artists deeply engaged with their craft and message.
MCXT- Monica Canilao x Xara Thustra Let Love In HPM Collage Print by MCXT- Monica Canilao x Xara Thustra
Let Love In HPM Unique Collage Print by MCXT- Monica Canilao x Xara Thustra 8-Color Screen Print on Recycled Upcycled Paper & Fabric Textile Limited Edition Pop Street Art Artwork. 2023 Signed & Numbered Screen Print, Collage, Gouache, Cloth & Thread HPM Embellished Limited Edition of 30 Artwork Size 9.5x25 on Recycled Upcycled Paper, Mixed Media & Fabric Textile. The Essence of Mixed Media in Street Pop Art Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra, known for their vibrant contributions to street art and pop culture visuals, have embraced mixed media's eclecticism to its fullest. The artwork is a culmination of various recycled papers, thread, trim, fabric, pink vinyl, acrylic paint, silk screen ink, gouache, and other mixed media, all coming together to create a textural symphony that is as much about the medium as it is about the message. The "Let Love In HPM Unique Collage Print" by the collaborative artistic duo MCXT, which comprises Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra, is a riveting piece of art that stands at the intersection of pop art, street art, and graffiti artwork. This unique artwork is part of a limited edition series, with only 30 pieces created, each bearing its distinct characteristics due to the handcrafted nature of the prints. Exclusivity and Technique Each print in the series has been treated with an 8-color screen printing process, laying the foundation for the following intricate collage work. After the initial printing, the artists have taken to collaging, sewing, and hand painting on each print, ensuring that every print is unique. This technique not only underscores the exclusivity of each piece but also reflects the street art ethos of creating something unique and personal, a direct contrast to the mass-produced images that often characterize the consumer culture critiqued by pop art. Dimensions and Physicality The tangible aspect of the artwork is notable, with its dimensions stretching to 9.5x25 inches. Using recycled and upcycled materials is not just an artistic choice but also a statement on sustainability and the reusability of often discarded materials. The incorporation of cloth and thread adds a dimension of domesticity and handiwork, which contrasts with graffiti art's traditionally masculine and urban connotations, thus offering a commentary on gender roles within the art world and beyond. Collaborative Synergy The collaboration between Monica Canilao and Xara Thustra melds minds and styles, which is evident in the work. Canilao's background in creating detailed, intricate worlds full of personal symbolism complements Thustra's bold, graphic approach, which often includes textual elements and a clear, strong message. The synthesis of these two approaches results in a piece that is layered not just in its physical makeup but also in its conceptual depth. Cultural and Artistic Significance "Let Love In HPM Unique Collage Print" is a testament to the power of street pop art and graffiti artwork to comment on and interact with the broader cultural discourse. With its handcrafted individuality, the artwork challenges the notion of art as a commodity and reasserts it as a means of personal expression and social commentary. It's a celebration of the DIY ethos and the cultural significance of street art as a form of public dialogue and resistance. This limited edition artwork by MCXT is a powerful piece that captures the essence of street pop art and graffiti through its use of mixed media, its handcrafted nature, and collaborative spirit. The artwork serves as both a visual feast and a sociocultural commentary, bridging the worlds of fine art, street aesthetics, and environmental consciousness.