tradigital print #4
tradigital print series #1
Tradigital art prints created by visual artist P Gurgel-Segrillo - original traditional pencil on paper drawings worked digitally.
The Tradigital art series were influenced by the great Photojournalism masters and their humanity and by the Film Noir directors with their gloomy grays and blacks and whites, emphasizing the shadowy and dark side of the human experience.
The format was inspired by Cordel Literature: the popular printed booklets containing short stories, poems and songs, which are produced and sold by street vendors mainly in the Northeast of Brazil. They came from the papel volante tradition of Portugal and are usually produced in black and white and illustrated with woodcuts. The cordeis talk about popular day-to-day life's trials and tribulations.
The tradigital art series #1 was created as a response to 'I Have the Right' open call for an exhibit at the PICTURE Art Foundation, Redondo Beach, California.
Artworks were selected from over 800 entries by the PICTURE Art Foundation Board of Directors that illustrate a cultural interpretation of the exhibit theme, Human Rights, including art that addresses: The Right to be Free; from oppression, to choose my leaders, to worship openly, to live in peace and to get an education - The Right to Express Myself; speak freely, be myself and to create - The Right to Dream; anything is possible, war can end, hunger can be eliminated -The Right to Love; myself and the person I choose.
print #4 - H 45cm x W 30cm Printed on Hahnemuhle smooth white 100% Rag based paper with archival quality pigment inks, in limited edition of 25, signed by the artist and carefully shipped rolled in a postal tube.