'Portrait 35: Klee’ Digital Collage by Roberto Voorbij
This is a limited edition of the original digital collage ‘Portrait 35: Klee’ from the Artist Portrait series by Roberto Voorbij. Each print is work by the artist and printed on archival Klein Imaging Smooth Rag.
The print measures 610 x 810mm (edition of 6) or 300 x 400 mm (edition of 10).
Portrait 35 is part of the ongoing series ‘Artist Portraits’ by Visual and 3D artist Roberto Voorbij. It’s a limited edition giclée print featuring German artist Paul Klee. The series of collages was originally commissioned by ARTISTS NOT ARMIES. All portraits of the series follow the same concept; an artist portrait in which the face of the artist is re- placed by one of their most significant artworks. “The title of the used artwork is ‘Secret Letters’. In the light of its creation period 1937, it cannot be seen separately from National Socialism; a period in which the ‘Degenerate Artist’ Paul Klee was suppressed and censored. The surface used by Klee concerns a newspaper, which he covered with gesso – the basic underlay for paintings – and signs of charcoal. Does this symbolise a new beginning? Is the se- cret code a protection against the oppressor? At the same time as a possible language of the subconscious which only few have access to .” Roberto Voorbij