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The Working Proof: Madame Lolina – Crow Hat

New print release: This week marks the third print the Working Proof has released with artist Madame Lolina. It is pretty obvious that we think she is a unique talent with a flare for creating soft, meaningful works that lean into the world of fantasy and imagination. The print Crow Hat to benefit Kids In Need Foundation is no exception. I am in love with the black, white and grey pallet of this piece, contrasted by the figure’s soft pink lips. Everything in this image feels soft and harsh at the same time, a balance Madame Lolina seems to execute perfectly in every piece.

I often draw crows in my artwork, because I like the black color, smooth feathers, and strong beaks of crows.  For this work, I thought that it would be interesting to express living animals as a part of fashion. If the crows change their minds and fly away, the hat will be also disappear.

Madame Lolina’s other works, Communion_My Unicorn and Red Riding Hood can also be found at The Working Proof.
       

This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 16×20 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here.

Madame Lolina chose to pair her print with the Kids In Need Foundation because their mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

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The Working Proof: Chris Rubino – So It Goes

So It Goes, by Chris Rubino.

15% of the sale of this print goes to 826 National.

New print release:This week the Working Proof is teaming up with artist Chris Rubino to bring you his print So It Goes to benefit 826 National. I love the comfortable feel of this print, as if I’m sitting on my couch looking at my own overflowing bookcase. I also enjoyed reading more about artist Chris and his inspiration for this piece:

The print ”So It Goes” was initially conceived of and realized as a large scale painting, but has been reworked to live as a smaller print now. Thinking about creators I’ve admired, I made this tribute to the life and words of the great author, Kurt Vonnegut. The  viewer can see a few of his famous titles as well as phrases written by the author.
Chris has chosen to pair my print with 826 National, a charity that has been doing great work for most of the 21st century.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 16×24 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here. Read our interview with Chris Rubino here. You can buy the print here.

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The Working Proof: Lara Pintos – Little Stitches for Alice

New print release: this week we are teaming up with artist Lara Pintos to bring you her work Little Stitches for Alice to benefit Kids In Need Foundation. This piece builds on all the qualities I love in vintage clothing patterns: clean and simple drawings and the intersecting patterns of cut and stitch lines.
This print was conceived as part of a series of pieces generated exclusively by computer. I used the appearance of silk-screen printing and added other graphic resources that add semantic content to my narration, such as sewing patterns. I transformed found patterns used ‘to draw’ in order to represent an image related to my concerns: the naive and the domestic in the current/traditional female context.
Lara has chosen to collaborate with the Kids in Need Foundation to help children experiencing difficulties to have access to a fair education and to escape social exclusion due to financial, racial or geographical reasons.
This is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. It was digitally signed by the artist and was numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Lara Pintos here. You can buy the print here.

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The Working Proof: Yeji Yun – The Old Man and the Sea

New print release: this week we are teaming up with artist Yeji Yun to bring you her print The Old Man and the Sea to benefit  American Forest. Although I love the simplicity and the cool color pallet of this piece, my favorite has been learning more about Yeji’s personal inspirations and loves. You can almost see a bit of the artist in movement of the water:
Yeji loves collecting memories between different times and spaces, and sleeping. She also like flowing things such as water, feelings, and music. Her favorite colors are turquoise, blue, and black.
Yeji chose American Forests because she belives more green will improve our lives. This is a digital print on acid free, Neenah uncoated matte 100lb cover paper that is 80% recycled. It was digitally signed by the artist and was numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Yeji Yun here. You can buy the print here.

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The Working Proof: Claire Brewster – The Green Green Grass

New print release: this week we are excited to bring you The Green Green Grass by artist Claire Brewster to benefit American Forest. I love the sculptural quality of Claire’s work. There is an inherent lightness and sense of movement, which works incredibly well with this piece as it creates the illusion of fluttering wings. It was also a joy to learn more about Claire and her influences through the artist interview:

Nature is ever present even in the most urban of environments, taking over areas we neglect, yet living a separate life. Affected by our actions, yet unconscious of them.  Claire takes inspiration from this environment, creating entomological installations of flora and fauna from imagined locations.  Her birds, insects, and flowers transcend borders and pass freely between countries with scant regard for rules of immigration or the effects of biodiversity.

Claire has chosen to pair her print with American Forests because it seemed like a good fit with her work and desire to remind people of the beauty that exists in nature, and the importance of looking after what we’ve got and ensuring that we maintain it for the future.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Claire Brewster here. You can buy the print here.

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The Working Proof: Madame Lolina – Red Riding Hood

New print release: this week the Working Proof is teaming up again with artist Madame Lolina to bring you the print Red Riding Hood to benefit the Kids in Need Foundation. This is the second time we have worked with Madame Lolina and once again she didn’t disappoint. Just like in her previous print release Communion_My Unicorn, Madame Lolina’s print Red Riding Hood has an undeniable quality of fantasy. I also really love the idea of female power inspired by a classic tale:

In this artwork, all of the red-hooded little girls from the whole nation gather and make an alliance – to resist the wolf and protect themselves.  I wanted to express the strong and determined will of the little, weak girls to protect themselves against a violent and cruel enemy by relying on one another.

Madame Lolina has chosen to pair with the Kids in Need Foundation because that some children don’t have sufficient educational opportunities is entirely the responsibility of grown ups.

This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Learn more here. Read our interview with Madame Lolina here. You can buy the print here.

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The Working Proof: Azul De Corso – Bellina Garden

New print release: this week we are bringing you a beautiful floral print, Bellina Garden, by artist Azul De Corso to benefit the Pablove Foundation. I love how the tiny images of flowers and greenery come together to form what feels like an abstract geometric pattern. I go back and forth between being more interested in the tiny floral components, or the overall image of pattern and color.

Illustration is part of a constant artistic search to merge drawing with technological tools, to explore and reinvent reality by creating spaces close to nature and full of feelings. Azul tries to awaken worlds within the viewer, using the repetition of shapes and colors as the trigger within the work.

Azul has chosen to pair with the Pablove Foundation because of her own small children and her empathy for the suffering of a family with a sick child.

This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 16×24, 24×30, and 30×40 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here. Read our interview with Azul De Corso here. You can buy the print here.

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The Working Proof: Jonathan Brierley – Wilderness New York

New print release: this week the Working Proof is teaming up with New York artist Jonathan Brierley to bring you his photograph Wilderness New York to benefit Bowery Mission. I have a personal connection to this photograph, I was visiting the city when the storm Nemo hit and it truly was hauntingly beautiful.

This particular view onto the park was quite unique on that day. It’s hard to look in any direction in the park and not see at least a portion of the city skyline poking through the trees, but today was different. The snow acted like a kind of shield on the park, creating an almost perfect feeling of an isolated wilderness. This shot aims to convey that wilderness and a sense of knowing curiosity for any New Yorker familiar with the busier views of Central Park.

I loved reading Jonathan’s interview and description of his experience in the park after the storm hit. Jonathan has chosen to pair with Bowery Mission because their work in New York is inspiring and something that immediately comes to mind when thinking back to the storm.

This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Jonathan Brierley here. You can buy the print here.

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The Working Proof: Tiffany Bozic – Rhino Beetles

New print release: this week the Working Proof is teaming up with artist Tiffany Bozic to bring you her print Rhino Beetles to benefit Doctors Without Borders. I really enjoy this super-realistici nature collage feel. Although meticulous and scientific in her renderings of the subject-matter, the way Tiffany composes all of the images together, has an almost fantasy quality.
In her paintings and sketches, she presents a largely autobiographical vision of life’s struggles and triumphs.  Her wide array of subjects are inspired both from her extensive travels to wild places, and by the research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA.
Tiffany has chosen Doctors Without Borders because  they take great strides to travel to remote locations to bring medical care and educational awareness to the communities in crisis.

This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Tiffany Bozic here. You can buy the print here.

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The Working Proof: Marta Slawinska – Riding

New print release: this week the Working Proof is teaming up with artist Marta Slawinska to bring you her work Riding to benefit Show Hope. I really enjoy the free and lightheartedness of this work. It really evokes all of the emotions Marta intended:

This artwork was inspired by a drawing by an outsider artist from 1810. It displays my need for freedom. Riding a horse in the middle of nowhere with some surreal flowers is the opposite of my life in the city. First of all, there is a lot of space and action, with lots of greenery and no humans. My life in the city is grey and full of negative emotions. I miss this primitive contact with nature.

Marta has chosen to pair with Show Hope because of its movement to care for orphans – there is nothing worse than the lack of a family.

This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8×10 and 11×14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof. Learn more here. Read our interview with Marta Slawinska here. You can buy the print here.

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