One of our favorite UK graphic designers and artists, Craww is back at Blik with two dreamlike portraits, Rise and Fall. An interesting fact for those of you who caught his show at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in March, the two graphics are an extension of the work he created for that show.
According to Craww, the C.A.V.E. Gallery show was loosely based around a theme of threads. Not so much of a hard concept, but as a unifying theme. Rise and Fall are an extension of that process, but with their own direction. Fall is directly related to the painting Faith, but took a different vibe when it was transformed into a wall graphic. Rise was an answer to the new feel of the revisited work, Fall. Craww intended for Rise and Fall to complement each other.
In true Craww fashion, he continues his themes of loss and longing with twisting, floating muses. A dynamic mix of elegance, balance and disciplined chaos. Rise and Fall explore the concept of fate, governed by threads that lead from start to end – threads that bind us to our destiny and threads that ultimately release us.
GIVEAWAY:To celebrate the launch of Craww’s new wall graphics, we are giving away five of his skins. Adapted from his original pieces Ascend, Bandages, Fox, Sisters and Fear of Flying explore themes of ambiguity and dare we say, wicked things masquerading in beauty.
To win, comment below and tell us your favorite Craww graphic at Blik and what skin you’d like to win. Five winners will be chosen at random and will be able to choose from an iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch, iPod touch 4, iPad, Mac or PC laptop skins. Please note, the skins are made to order. Giveaway ends on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 23, 2012. Open to residents of US and Canada.