Original artwork description:

This is part of a series of paintings I completed in the summer of 2019 around the theme of discontinued foods, retro tech, and vintage design. A celebration of failed product launches, beautiful but outdated technology, and banned snacks, the paintings were originally completed for at exhibition in Hackney Wick, London.

This one specifically relates to retro toys from childhood, showing a pair of classic 1980s style roller skates against a brick wall. I didn't personally own skates like these but I'm pretty sure that my older sisters did, and I've seen lots of similar pairs at vintage markets since then.

I always loved the colourful, simple and optimistic design of this type of skate, making it a perfect subject for my style of painting. As ever, I'm aiming for a flat and bold 'graphic' style rather than realism, a style influenced by modern graphic design and the classic pop artists of the 60s, like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

It was made using acrylic paint and Posca paint pens on a large square canvas. See pictures of me holding it to get an idea of the size.

Dimensions -
20 x 20 inches
51 cm x 51 cm
1.5cm thick

Postage will be tracked first class in a cardboard envelope or tube, with additional layers of plastic envelopes protecting it.

Materials used:

Paint, Canvas, Posca Paint Pen

Tags:
#pop art #vintage #andy warhol #kids room #pop art painting #kids art #lichtenstein #1980s #roller skates #80s #skate #rollerskates #80s toy #skates #80s toys 
Retro Roller Skate Pop Art Painting on Square Canvas (2019)
Acrylic painting
by Ian Viggars

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This is part of a series of paintings I completed in the summer of 2019 around the theme of discontinued foods, retro tech, and vintage design. A celebration of failed product launches, beautiful but outdated technology, and banned snacks, the paintings were originally completed for at exhibition in Hackney Wick, London.

This one specifically relates to retro toys from childhood, showing a pair of classic 1980s style roller skates against a brick wall. I didn't personally own skates like these but I'm pretty sure that my older sisters did, and I've seen lots of similar pairs at vintage markets since then.

I always loved the colourful, simple and optimistic design of this type of skate, making it a perfect subject for my style of painting. As ever, I'm aiming for a flat and bold 'graphic' style rather than realism, a style influenced by modern graphic design and the classic pop artists of the 60s, like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

It was made using acrylic paint and Posca paint pens on a large square canvas. See pictures of me holding it to get an idea of the size.

Dimensions -
20 x 20 inches
51 cm x 51 cm
1.5cm thick

Postage will be tracked first class in a cardboard envelope or tube, with additional layers of plastic envelopes protecting it.

Materials used:

Paint, Canvas, Posca Paint Pen

Tags:
#pop art #vintage #andy warhol #kids room #pop art painting #kids art #lichtenstein #1980s #roller skates #80s #skate #rollerskates #80s toy #skates #80s toys 
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I am an artist, designer, and video editor based in East Sussex. I produce paintings and illustrations in a brightly coloured pop art or graphic style. My subjects matter and... Read more

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