This is a combination of previous works, of "...because you're Gorgeous...nobody puts Baby-Bird in the Corner!", “Rock n Roll Star”, “10 Year Itch” & "Fun at the Fun Fair!", and has been inspired by the films with Jennifer Grey & Patrick Swayze in “Dirty Dancing (1987)", Elvis Presley in "Jailhouse Rock (1957)", Marilyn Monroe in "Seven Year Itch (1955)" and Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta in "Grease (1978)". For clarity I've removed the cages, and doves from above, in these previous works, and combined them to form a new work.
The each of the four Artists (Baby & Johnny, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Sandy & Danny) are standing on a Disco Dance-floor, 8 by 8 gridded into squares, and represents a secret message in Binary Code. An infill square of either, Blue, Red or Yellow indicates a 1 in the Binary Code, such that from left to right it will display a Letter from the Alphabet, and forms words. The four Artist from a total grid of 16 by 16.
Also, inspired by the Disco dance floor lights of the 1970s, and more recently the Celebrity Big Brother (UK Version 2016) in which Celebrities are dancing at a Silent Disco, during the Opening night. Big Brother was first launched in 2000 in the UK, similarly refers to "Disco 2000" by Pulp, and "D.I.S.C.O." by Ottawan. For clarity the Silent Headphones have been omitted, instead replaced with hidden earphones, and kept the pop circle (represents the Retro record disk) on previous Elvis Presley work "Rock n Roll Star" on Elvis guitar, suggesting no music is coming out from the guitar, as covered, thus indicating a Silent Disco.
I have been inspired by simple outline drawings, in thick ink, with infill textures, and comic text, such as the work by Roy Lichtenstein, Michael Craig-Martin and Julian Opie, Angela Bulloch.
Limited Edition Digital Print 1 of 25 on A3 Paper
Digital Print on Paper