We are pleased to announce that a limited edition run of Pochoir prints are available. Each of these prints features a detail section from one of David’s original works, created in the Pochoir stenciling method that makes each print a special one-of-a-kind. Thanks to the generous contributions from Electric Works and David Tomb, 30% of the sale price of each print goes to Jeepney Projects, and thus directly to support the declining habitat of threatened species.
Pochoir is the French word for stencil. Painting with stencils is an art form that dates back thousands of years, even appearing in cave paintings. In the early twentieth century pochoir stencils were defined by a highly refined technique of making fine limited editions of stencil prints. 20th-century artists Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró made prints in this technique for book illustrations, as well as Henri Matisse.
Pochoir faded with the invention of silkscreen in the 1930’s, but it has been revived by contemporary graffiti artists. These prints were created through a collaboration with Adam Feibleman, an early graffiti artist who lent his expertise in stencil and printmaking skills, and together he and David brought to fruition a nice balance of delicate touch and flat tough look. Applying modern technologies and art mediums, these pochoir prints used digital expertise and photography techniques, in addition to traditional hand craft skills.
David carefully decided on vignetted bird images from larger complex paintings, creating new compositions from original works on paper, which were then scanned to make digital reproductions. For each of the images up to fifteen or twenty stencils were cut from heavy board. Hand-spraying with aerosol paints created the images, allowing for several colors to be used with one stencil. This gives both the hard-edged quality of a silk screen and the softness of airbrush. To finish each piece David refined details with illustration in color pencil.
For each of the five images, ten signed and numbered limited edition prints are available for purchase. Visit the JPW Store