URBAN AESTHETIC no.33 (The Great City)


Painted wood blocks, acrylic paint, and collage on board

58 x 47 x 5.3 cm (Framed)

Collage on board (wood blocks, original newspaper image of Paris from Notre Dame, ink and acrylic paint)

This is another early piece from Edition 4 of Urban Aesthetic. The darker tone is more representative of earlier Urban Aesthetic pieces and has a somewhat more Urban feel to it that some of the later pieces in Edition 4.

I always find it interesting how colours interact with each other – in this piece I find the black and dark purple take the punch out of the red somewhat, while enhancing the yellow.

For the representative imagery I chose a black and white picture of Paris from a newspaper for this piece; in the image you can see a view looking down the Seine with the Notre-Dame spire in the foreground.

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General information

Web images: Every care has been taken to ensure a faithful reproduction of the original artwork and where possible I upload high resolution scans. However, some variations may occur when viewing online. If you have any questions about the image please do not hesitate to contact me.

Framing: Everything looks better framed. Most of the pieces from Urban Aesthetic are framed unless stated otherwise.

Care: Art is unique and can last a lifetime, and beyond, if cared for properly. Do not hang work above radiators as this can cause warping to some frames and dry out the glue used in the making of the collage. Unlike with Gremlins, water will not multiply your artwork, avoid hanging work in damp areas and near water sources; kitchens and bathrooms should be avoided unless you have adequate ventilation. Avoid hanging work in direct sunlight as this will fade the colours and images over time.

Cleaning Urban Aesthetic pieces: Urban Aesthetic pieces are three dimensional and are prone to collecting dust as they are unglazed. Once a month I recommend using a soft synthetic, full bodied brush (like a blurring and blending foundation brush) to remove dust from raised areas and running a hairdryer on cool setting across the front of the piece.

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Original collage painting on wood blocks by Stephen Tribbel. Multi coloured squares. Red, black, and white paint over a newspaper image of Notre Dame, Paris, France.URBAN AESTHETIC no.33 (The Great City)