Graphite on paper | 2022
Shawn Polmo asserts that most people have a character or voice in their heads — whether we call our conscience, a god, or guardian angel, humans tend to feel like someone or something is experiencing or viewing our lives with us. This series of pencil works on paper loosely explores the personification of those ideas, choosing this medium to create a smooth, stone-like image inspired by the great sculptures of Italy. The result is work that is powerful and magnetic, the viewer drawn into the large and graceful figures, each wearing an untroubled expression. The exaggerated features — some magnified and out of proportion — create an image that’s close to human, but somehow not quite.
45 x 32 inches
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.
Framing & Mounting
Our frames are produced from the best quality wood, primarily from Italy. Each is custom cut and assembled by hand to fit your art. Hanging hardware included!
THIN GALLERY FRAME
This modern profile was designed for artists and photographers. Narrow on the front and deep on the sides, our slim mouldings provide a clean, sharp frame for your art, and allows all focus to be on your gorgeous work.
3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
UV - PROTECTIVE ACRYLIC
Our acrylic is more expensive than glass, but we use it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant, and protects your art against UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic has become a new standard in framing because of its “clear” benefits.
THE FULL BLEED
Works are framed flush with the edge of your print without a mat. Request border modifications and spacers, which keep the work from touching the glass.
Adds a white core mat with a bevel cut opening to the edge of your print. If your work has a signature or edition numbering, we will automatically mat around it unless otherwise specified.
We use 4-ply, conservation-grade, acid-free mat board. We match whites and off-whites to your exact piece. Acid-free materials protect your art from yellowing or becoming brittle.
Floating a piece allows for a full view of the face and sides of the artwork. Floating is recommended for original drawings and paintings or any piece produced on specially trimmed paper.
Recently featured in Hypebeast, multidisciplinary artist Shawn Polmo primarily focuses on depicting the human figure in his pursuit of a better understanding of the world, his inner self, and the many facets and contradictions of being a human.
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