Chinoiseriez Life Joy



‘Chinoiseriez Life Joy’

Print description

This print depicts a mischievous bearded classic Asian dragon flying over the Brighton Royal Pavilion. It is my fun take on the fact that the interior of the Royal Pavilion is decorated in Chinoiserie style with the depiction of dragons appearing in ceramics, wall paper, lamps and so on.

To name the print I have combined two words: the word ‘Chinoiserie’ that relates to the European decorative style that in XVIII and XIX c. uses historic Asian elements and my surname end ‘ez’ . The inspiration for the creation of my dragon looks towards the East again at South Asian dragons around 1244 from the Southern Song dynasty dragons by artist Chen Rong. He painted a paper roll called  ‘Nine Dragons’. It is a handscroll painting that depicts the apparitions of dragons soaring amidst clouds, mists, whirlpools, rocky mountains and fire, the painting refers to the dynamic forces of nature in Daoism. The depicted dragons are associated with nine sons of the Dragon King, while the number nine itself is considered auspicious in Chinese astrology and folk beliefs.

Digital pigment print from original ink drawings. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks. Available in sizes A0,A1, A2, A3 or A4 as limited editions of 100. Each print is individually signed and numbered.

inspection of print named Chinoiseriez Life Joy by artist alej ez
Print inspection at studio
base drawings for print named Chinoiseriez Life Joy by artist alej ez
Photograph of the base drawings for the art print. I draw these on A3 sheets of pigment marker paper with calligraphic brushes, fine-line ink pens, sponges, sand paper and other materials. The medium is ink, charcoal and wash. I scanned these to form the main line work and patterns in the final print.
This print forms a triptych. A celebration of joy and colour through prosperous classic Asian dragons and the Brighton Royal Pavilion.
‘Chinoiseriez Life Enchantment.’ The twins dragons with a Pavilion dress for the occasions with golden draperies.
‘Chinoiseriez Life Joy.’ The wise and mischievous bearded dragon.
‘Chinoiseriez Life Delight.’ The Prince of Wales feathered dragon
room with print named Chinoiseriez Life Joy by artist alej ez
‘Chinoiseriez Life Joy’ framed art print
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Additional information

Dimensions N/A
Print sizes: standard portrait and square

A0 print size, portrait, A1 print size, portrait, A2 print size, portrait, A3 print size, portrait, A4 print size, portrait


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