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Jacob Yikes- M/K Press x Fiksate- 'The River Boils' - Framed

Risograph print on Fabriano 200gsm paper,  420 x 297mm (A3) + frame.

Individually signed and numbered by the artist. Limited edition of 40 prints.

An M/K Press x Fiksate exclusive artist collaboration! These limited edition risograph prints are released monthly and feature collaborations with New Zealand’s finest Urban Artists. Read more here.

About the Artwork: 'The River Boils' is the first risograph print by Jacob Yikes and it evokes a similar surreal style he is known for. This mix of realism in the skull details and surrealism in the colours and floating element is striking.
"The idea behind the work touches on the subject of death and the idea of an afterlife. I see the human body as a vessel for the soul and I am interested in the aesthetics of the human body, in this instance the focus being on the skull in particular and how it has changed over a period of time that humans have existed." - Jacob Yikes. 

About the Artist: Jacob Yikes, born Jacob Ryan, is a multi-disciplined artist based in Christchurch, New Zealand. His extensive background in graffiti and street based, work often very large scale, has earned him the position of one of the country’s most sought after and active artists. Having headlined many festivals including Rise, Spectrum and Paradox. While Jacob’s presence is heavy on the streets, his series of surreal fine art work is coming into a life of its own. Still influenced by the exterior work, his large-scale illustrations and paintings on paper show a more in depth side to artist and how his mind works. With the use of bizarre characters and surrealistic scenery, Yikes’s work can be viewed as a look into the artist himself more often than not. He is somewhat redefining the idea of a self-portrait as he often refers to his paintings as an extension of himself, using symbolic ideas and imagery referring to his past, present and future painted in portrait format. 

Price: 150.00 NZD