Purchase The Crack 7-Color Hand-Pulled Limited Edition Silkscreen Print on 300gsm Somerset Satin Paper by Martin Whatson, a Rare Street Famous Pop Artwork Artist.
2021 Embossed Stamp Limited Edition Artwork Size 9.84x19.68. Paper embossed around the crack for a 3D effect with the graffiti in the background. It was stamped by Martin Whatson & Graffitiprints.
Technique and Design of "The Crack"
"The Crack" is a compelling 7-color hand-pulled silkscreen print by the street pop art and graffiti artist Martin Whatson. Produced on 300gsm Somerset Satin paper, a preferred choice for high-quality prints due to its exceptional finish and weight, the 2021 limited edition piece measures 9.84 by 19.68 inches. This artwork emulates Whatson's style, which often showcases the contrast between black and white elements with splashes of colorful graffiti. Emphasizing the depth and texture, "The Crack" features paper embossed around the depicted crack, giving a 3D effect that brings the graffiti in the background to life. The embossing technique enhances the tactile experience of the artwork, inviting viewers to observe and feel the interplay between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional elements. Each print bears an embossed stamp of authenticity, further signifying it as a genuine work by Whatson. It is also stamped by Graffitiprints, marking it as a collaboration between the artist and the print house.
Symbolism in Martin Watson's Work
Whatson's "The Crack" can be seen as a metaphor for the unexpected beauty and complexity beneath the urban landscape's surface. The figure in print peels back a wall layer to reveal a vibrant world of color and life hidden underneath, symbolizing the artist's search for beauty in unexpected places. This visual metaphor is a recurring theme in Whatson's work, which often explores the relationship between the monochromatic, structured world and the chaotic vibrancy of street art.
Contribution to Street Pop Art and Graffiti
Martin Whatson has contributed significantly to the street pop art and graffiti movements by pushing the boundaries of traditional street art. His use of silkscreen printing, a technique with roots in pop art, bridges the gap between the studio and the street, allowing for the reproduction of his work while still maintaining a handcrafted feel. "The Crack" is a prime example of this blend, marrying meticulous stenciling with the unrestrained energy of graffiti. "The Crack" is a testament to Martin Whatson's innovative approach to street pop and graffiti artwork. It represents the artist's commitment to exploring and highlighting the contrast between the raw, expressive potential of graffiti and the controlled precision of stenciling, resulting in visually striking and conceptually profound pieces.