|Paper Prints:||100% archival rag paper and archival inks|
|Premium Paper:||Printed on thick, white, premium grade matte papers from worldy renowned suppliers like Hahnemühle, Canson and Legion Papers|
|Mouldings:||Real wood mouldings|
|Standard Glass:||Standard Glass|
|Acrylic Glass:||Optional unbreakable lightweight acrylic glass with UV protection, instead of standard glass (option for small and medium formats).|
|Shipping Packaging :||Protective cover inside art-secure packaging|
Alicia Lorente trained in photography with Joan Fontcuberta and, later, in photocomposition and collage with America Sanchez, both in Barcelona. She began her professional career as a fashion photographer in the ‘80’s, but moved gradually toward portraiture where her subjects grew to include artists from multiple disciplines.
The creative impulse is described as the urge to create so strong that artworks have appeared in all cultures, from the earliest days of humankind. Images made by people are uniquely human and we do it so often and so naturally that we take if for granted.
Alicia Lorente knows that energy that propels her art production all too well. A professional photographer, she has been making art since a few years, opting for large format and striking forms. The creative impulse that drives her to work in such a large scale and with such intensity is a demanding taskmaster. The latest series of works took close to two years to produce, and the results are impressive.
Lorente incorporated gold leaf into her work, having briefly researched the technique of applying the delicate film of pure precious metal. Laid in horizontal or vertical stripes of different width across a black, textured background, or in giant circles that swirl and dissipate, the gold immediately takes centre stage, directing the eye in an unexpected visual storyboard as they converse with each other. Several smaller works present a scaled down version of the large pieces, and look more like fragments of jewelry. There are 17 in all in this series, and they have turned the artist's spacious atelier into a high-end contemporary art gallery.
Alicia Lorente was born in Spain, and now lives and works in Montreal. She is one of hundreds of artist inhabiting this exciting metropolis who labour alone in their studios, without the benefit of a gallery or art dealer. They are just as talented, in many cases more so, as the artists whose works hang in the countless galleries that make Montreal so exotic to visitors. It is therefore a particular treat when they open their studios to the public; an opportunity not only to see works that otherwise would not be seen, and to take a peek into the inner sanctum of the artist.
Creativity does not depend on inherited talent or on environment or upbringing; it is the function of the ego of every human being. (Silvano Arieti)
The Picturalist offers you first quality, customized artwork that ships in just 4 to 7 days. This lightning speed service enables you to display artist original wall art tailored for your design project, within a week of ordering. It guarantees you can choose your artwork in the size you want, in the medium you prefer and in the frame finish you desire, to match your project décor.
A limited number of each work is printed to ensure the value of the work. We team with each of our artists to create numbered and authenticated limited edition prints of their artwork. Each print is then crafted to order to the highest standards, using archival pigments on Photo Rag® quality – a quality that is found in museums and galleries.
Each The Picturalist Limited Edition print includes an authenticity card containing the title of the work, the artist’s signature and the edition number.
All The Picturalist prints are produced to the highest industry standards by a fine art printer, using fully archival Epson inkjet pigments on Hahnemuhle, Canson and Legion (cotton rag) paper. Also known as giclee, this printing method exceeds digital C-prints or screen printing, producing distinct color accuracy and unparalleled detail. We only use acid-free archival mats and materials, natural wood frames and standard glass.
We also offer optional unbreakable, lightweight acrylic glass. We like to recommend it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant and protects your artwork against 98% of UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic glass may be a bit more expensive than standard glass, but it has now become the new standard in framing.
OPTIONS WITHOUT A MAT
You can frame the artwork you choose without a mat on 2 variations:
1. Without mat and without border or "full bleed", meaning the frame will slightly overlap the artwork by a 1/4 inch.
2. With a white border all around, typically a 2 inch wide white border. A great look to highlight your print.
OPTIONS WITH A MAT
1. With an off-white textured mat: Depending on the artwork you choose, consider using the "off-white" mat for antique prints. Makes a warmer transition for antique prints set in traditional decors.
2. With a thick white mat: For a more contemporary and richer look
3. With a black mat: For a dramatic contrast. Offered only on specific prints
All our framed artwork comes ready with a wire to hang on your wall.
At The Picturalist, we check each artwork before it leaves the premises. All our packages are sent in specially designed boxes to guarantee picture perfect deliveries. We ship to your drop-ship location, home or office, on weekdays and Saturdays, anywhere in the United States and Canada within 4 to 10 business days.
Consult our overall and print dimensions chart here.