Endless – Endless Self Portrait
- Artist: Endless
- Title: Endless Self Portrait 2020
- Edition: Original artwork
- Size: 150 x 100cm
- Material: Mixed media on canvas
- Framing: Unframed
- Signed by artist
This artwork depicts a self-portrait by Endless, one of the first of its kind. This piece is composed in the style of a magazine cover, with a bold, red heading and sub-headings which have been hand-stitched directly onto the canvas. The material these are sprayed into is cut from items of the artists clothing, so as to re-use old items by making them part of the art- hopefully lasting forever. This design originates from a piece of street-art Endless created during the COVID-19 lockdown, where he commented on the way society initially reacted to the crisis. Endless created this piece using a combination of hand-cut stencils with spray paint, acrylics, upcycled material and yarn string.
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.