Endless – Cara
- Artist: Endless
- Title: Cara 2017
- Edition: Of 35 Uniquely hand finished by artist
- Size: 59.4 x 84.1cm
- Material: Mixed media, hand embellished with acrylic and spray paint hand finishing’s on 300gsm art paper with torn edges
- Framing: Framed
- Signed by artist
This artwork derives from 18th century religious paintings, where icons of worship were often depicted as a central focus. Endless has portrayed the fashion icon, Cara Delevingne as a modern-day icon of worship and the bible has been replaced by the Endless Chapel perfume bottle, commenting on his ‘brand worship’ ethos. Endless has used samples of text from the bible, as well as layers of graffiti style lettering, fusing the contrasting genres and tying in with his street art origins. Endless created this striking piece using a combination of free hand painting, hand-cut stencils with spray paint, gold leaf and a resin sealant.
Endless, an Artist we have loved and worked with since we first entered the Art market, is a London-based contemporary street artist, whose artworks tell a visual story and observation of the world he sees around him. Starting out using the walls of our nation’s capital as his canvas, a bold street-art aesthetic is still prevalent throughout his works – infused with a mix of contemporary techniques. His work often comments on society’s reaction to the media, the influence of the advertising industry and the shift in modern priorities from religious worship, to the ‘new era’ religion, where the shops are our chapels, the magazines our bibles and the fashion icons are our gods. His career exploded in 2016 when he was asked to work with the legendary Gilbert and George and was followed by historic collaborations with brands such as Karl Lagerfeld, Fiorucci (FI-O-RU-CHY) and Liberty London.
Endless’ legacy will always boast that he was the first street artist to have his work feature in the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery one of the many reasons why his work is collected by some of the most wealthy and famous individuals of our generation.