A stencil is drawn around a naked woman then her shape is sprayed onto paper with background of sky-like hues. Then her hair and various body parts allowed to daub their impression on the painting in a contrasting hue. This is redone anew each time and no two are ever the same. It is obvious that these are from a real, live woman and not from imagination which ironically gives the images a surreal impact that painting alone doesn’t.
Each is supplied with poster hangers top and bottom and are ready to hang, but these can be removed if alternative framing is desired. Of course, the painting is full sized and is about 75cmx210cm and not for the faint-hearted! And they make a real statement in the right dwelling.
There are some times a few small creases in the paper which add to the effect and are unavoidable considering it has had a naked woman covered in paint squirming around on it .
It is likely that Juan Sly has become the biggest seller of original artworks in the UK. An artist exhibiting in mainly spray stencils and oils. He has exhibited at the Saatchi (a proper gallery with pillars and everything!) alongside the likes of Banksy, Terry O'Neil, Tracy Emin and Vic Reeves and now has a permanent collections at the Cut-Up in Germany, Detroit to a gallery opposite the Tate alongside Damien Hirst and some other artists you might of heard of plus private collections around the globe. His works rock from humour to anti-war, sex to surreal. Particularly fond of the stencil medium as it allows him to quickly respond to events and ideas and gives the work that gritty illegal look. The stencils naturally allow the works to be resprayed and so become affordable and disposable. He likes the fact that people can buy art that they like and not to show off how much they can afford. You can find them in bedsits, legal offices in the Temple or stuck to a fence in Bristol.
Spiel by Steeve
Heavy Grade Fibre paper