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Widewalls Collection - Word to Mother

  • Widewalls Collection
May 26, 2014

“Twice Baked, Like Mother Used to Make” on canvas, perfectly showcases Word To Mother‘s signature elements of typography, cartoon references, tattoos and pattern into a cornucopia of color and texture. Melancholic figures form the focal point of these dynamic and rich pieces from one of the leading names in London street art. These recent works fuse loose, gestural marks with areas of great detail and refinement, showing a maturing of style and application from Word to Mother that is exciting to see. This piece is part of the Widewalls Collection since our show at STROKE Art Fair. Curator Sickboy selected this Word To Mother piece to be exhibited alongside other artworks already in our collection. The painting is 172 cm long and 127 cm wide oil- and spray- paint on canvas.

About Word To Mother

London-based artist Word To Mother was born and raised in an English seaside town. After attending art school for illustration, and with a background in graffiti, Word To Mother entered into the art world. Word To Mother creates work that combines many influences into uniquely layered paintings, often atop pieces of salvaged wood. Incorporating hand drawn personal sentiments, emotions and feelings that he executes in the form of loose script, inspired from his experience as a tattoo artist and tight sign written letters, drawn from years of painting graffiti.

Suggestions of nostalgic sign writing and unmistakable Word To Mother figures feature within a salvaged environment where they appear to have existed for years. A beautiful juxtaposition, of fragile and emotive elements shown through subtle textures and washes of color, but with a strength and confidence fused with his signature patterns, architecture & figures. His work is melancholic yet fun and playful. With an earthy ‘London’ palette of grey tones accentuating splashes of brighter ‘seaside’ colors of fluro red, pink, yellows and turquoise which give the paintings an optimistic feel.