IMMORTALS SILK SCREEN PRINTS
Immortals is a series of intensely coloured portraits that exploit modern ‘pop’ technology to celebrate the mythic nature of Hollywood celebrities.
Helen and Colin David created this series of silk-screen images on Somerset paper in 2005 when they were studying print at the Royal College of Art. They are in a strictly limited edition of 15 prints.
The series is a reaction to how we feel about celebrities in contemporary life. Celebrities, like the Greek Gods of Mount Olympus, are imperfect, fallible, fascinating, but also very powerful. Their role in our society reflects that of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek society. Without knowing them personally, we emulate their behaviour, and we follow their stories.
Each celebrity represents a specific god. Helen commented at the private view; “For casting, I looked at literally hundreds of images of each actor until I found exactly the right facial expression to convey the character that I was looking for. The colours and background patterns reflect the personality of the God as well […] we started experimenting with what colour their faces could be.”
[Sharon Stone as Hera]
66cm H x 66cm W