The Messenger, Gold Leaf
Richard Berner’s exceptionally intricate craft of illustrative detail comes to life in ‘The Messenger’. The wings of an emperor moth are spread open, its unblinking eye patterns staring back at the viewer through hoops of soft gold leaf.
Berner has worked meticulously to craft the imperial insect’s wings from a dense crowd of tiny figures and faces, only visible under close scrutiny. A breathtaking work of skill, ‘The Messenger’ pushes illustration into fine art with the slightest flutter of a wing.
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Hand Finished: Yes
Medium: Giclee, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 50
Size (cm): 70 x 50
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About the artist
Brighton-based artist, Richard Berner is an internationally collected illustrator and painter best known for his detailed pieces where a larger image is created from hundreds of signature hand-drawn figures or ‘champs’.
After studying Fine Art and Animation Berner has gone on to create a range of artworks from children's book illustrations, to limited edition screen prints, surreal portraits on canvas to large-scale wall murals. All in a variety of media from ink on paper to acrylics on wood and glass.
Drawing inspiration from a colourful array of cultural iconography – from Star Wars to Disney, British landmarks to cult celebrity – Berner creates works which bristle with imagination and eccentricity.
With his intricate, ink drawings as a base, Berner brings each work to life with the addition of hand-applied colour and texture, building up layers of paint drips and splatters, for a dynamic and unique aesthetic.
He describes the scenes in his artwork as ‘surreal architecture’ and cites the masters, Dali and MC Escher as his biggest inspirations. It is easy to see this influence in the dream-like scenes he creates which often depict a dystopian view of his hometown of Brighton.