Purchase Flowering Dignity Colibri Limited Edition 5-Color Hand Letterpress Print on Cotton Fine Art Paper by Urban Pop Artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano (Hecho Con Ganas).
2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 100 Size 24x18 5 Color Letterpress Print on %100 Cotton Paper Published and Printed by Aardvark Letterpress in Los Angeles, CA Edition of 100 Signed and Numbered This is a very high-quality print made with individual metal plates for each color.
Ernesto Yerena Montejano's "Flowering Dignity Colibri" is a distinctive limited edition print that beautifully encapsulates the grace and vibrancy of the natural world, infused with the stirring energy of urban pop art. Released in 2022, this 5-color hand letterpress print on fine cotton paper measures 24x18 inches and is a notable collectible due to its short run of only 100 signed and numbered pieces. Yerena, under his creative banner Hecho Con Ganas, continues to weave his cultural narratives and political sentiments into his art, drawing on his Mexican-American roots to speak to both communal and personal identities. The exquisite quality of this piece is immediately evident, achieved by employing individual metal plates for each color, a traditional and meticulous process that ensures the vibrancy and depth of the print. Aardvark Letterpress in Los Angeles, California, known for its exceptional letterpress work, is the printmaker behind this piece, lending its longstanding craftsmanship to Yerena's contemporary vision. The use of 100% cotton paper not only provides a luxurious texture but also serves as a nod to the artist’s dedication to quality and sustainability. In "Flowering Dignity Colibri," the interplay of color and form is striking. The central motif, a mandala-like floral pattern, is flanked by two hummingbirds, symbolizing agility, vitality, and resilience. These elements are set against geometric shapes and patterns that add a sense of movement and depth to the composition. The warmth of the colors used in the floral pattern contrasts with the cool tones of the background, creating a visual pop that's characteristic of pop art’s attention-grabbing style. This piece sits at the intersection of pop art, street art, and graffiti art, carrying forward the rebellious spirit and the bold aesthetics of these movements. Yet, it remains distinct in its embodiment of the artisanal letterpress technique, demonstrating how traditional methods can converse with contemporary art forms. Yerena Montejano’s "Flowering Dignity Colibri" stands as a piece of resistance and celebrates cultural heritage, inviting viewers to find beauty and strength in its intricate layers and the message it conveys.