Nick Holdsworth Signed Limited Edition Prints
Nick’s creative process is both playful and complex and informs the entire message of each powerful portrait. Once he has chosen an image to work with, he will manipulate it using a pixelation process, this is a technique that requires vigilant control over the placement for each pixel (of which there are hundreds for each image). The pixelation is then overlaid with Nick’s chosen repeated icon, often a famous brand logo, which he identifies for its association with the chosen subject. An example of this is his Kate Moss portrait; this was based on a photoshoot she did for Playboy Magazine, so the graphic Nick chose to work with was the playboy bunny. Nick then adjusts the scale of these icons to enhance the definition of the overall subject and finishes by using airbrush and inks to add colour and tone to the painting, thereby introducing a hand-finished and original element to each piece.