Endless – Chapel Cherub Distortion
- Artist: Endless
- Title: Chapel Cherub Distortion 2019
- Edition: Original artwork
- Size: 150 x 100cm
- Material: Mixed media with acrylic and spray paint on canvas
- Framing: Unframed
- Signed by artist
For this piece, Endless has been inspired by 17th and 18th Century art, where Cherubs were often depicted as a symbol of peace, playfulness and innocence. Endless’ Cherub carries his iconic Chapel bottle which is his take on the classic Chanel perfume, commenting on modern society’s worship of brands and luxury goods. The image itself combines stencil and free hand painting, causing a juxtaposition between the neat and chaotic lines. This results in a weathered and distorted aesthetic, representing the history of the cherub itself. This weathered style has been contrasted with the use of modern vibrancy, drawing the eye of the viewer ever closer.
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.