Limited edition print (19/50) by Chris Sleath with the quote of John F. Kennedy (35th President of the United States): Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. John F. Kennedy and his family were noted sports enthusiasts, and it inspiring to know that JFK valued cycling. His son, JFK Jr., was often photographed on a bicycle.
Sleath worked professionally as a technical stage manager in theatre and the performing arts. After touring in Europe and America he re settle to Edinburgh in 2006 where he developed his skill as a print maker producing work that is a combination of etching and screenprinting.
"I am naturally drawn to the precise technical processes in printmaking but also encourage the unpredictability and spontaneity which can be achieved by a happy combination of accident and naivety. .. i am interested in the immediacy of printmaking and most of my work is the result of some kind of collaging before or during the printing stage. I am inspired by the relationships between mankind and man made world.
Chirs is influence by the work of the Dadaist, Russian Constructivist and Bauhaus art movement of the early 20th century and his obsession with 1950s classic lightweight bicycles is frequently seen in in work.
The composition is rectangular arranged vertically. The quote is printed in blue and it covers almost the entire width and
The background for this inscription is the figure of a standing man posing for a photo with a length of the surface of the print.bicycle. this scene is also blue but brighter than the quote. Whole is presented on the white, wove paper.
Numbered lower left and signed by artist lower right. Framed in a metal frame and glazed.
This print was donated to FARA Southfields.