Series Spotlight - Deborah Azzopardi - The 'Private View' Limited Edition Collection
"This is our own ‘private view’ and it is not open to the public. It is a perfect scene, although we have not been invited. This is a mischievous glance through a keyhole, observing a close and personal moment. Asking for permission to look would have taken away the magic. We are looking and we shouldn’t!" - Deborah Azzopardi
Playful and provocative, the work of Deborah Azzopardi is a thrill for the senses. Moments of impulse, closeness and fun are explored in her distinctive style. With vibrant palettes and graphic lines, Azzopardi brings a feminine touch to the pop-art genre. Working primarily in acrylics on board or canvas, her paintings are a testament to living life in full colour.
She breaks down her subject matter into moments we have all experienced, capturing them forever in paint. The drama of relationships, seductions, fantasies and worries are explored with a sense of honesty and imagination.
Azzopardi is determined to enjoy life to the fullest and express herself creatively. Her sense of humour and mischief influence her practice, inspiring her to paint the subjects that make her happy. Based in London, her career has spanned over thirty-five years. Her debut book 'Sshh...' showcases over 100 artworks; colourful compositions which celebrate the everyday (and the night!).
This new series of limited editions, are printed on Hahnemuhle paper using our exclusive Gouttelette® process; These are of exceptional quality with remarkable colour saturation and continuous tonal characteristics. Each edition is hand numbered, stamped and accompanied by a certificate signed by Deborah Azzopardi herself.
"‘Velvet Merlot’ is a luxurious image. The gold conveys a concentrated richness yet the figure is the centre of attention. The red drape hangs naturally on her shape and is effective - making her movement graceful. Red is often associated as an extroverted and optimistic colour, radiating energy." Edition 50.
"‘Velvet Azure’ is an elegant image. The azure blue drape is provocatively wrapped around the body and hangs naturally on her shape, suggesting a graceful movement. Azure is often described as the bright blue colour in a cloudless sky. The image offers individual interpretation, letting the viewer read as much or as little as they like into the work." Edition 50.
"Resist the urge to judge or assume - she is secure, confident and beautiful. Immune to being embarrassed, actually she is inspirational. Walking her own path. We could learn from her."
"This is our own ‘private view’ and it is not open to the public. It is a perfect scene, although we have not been invited. This is a mischievous glance through a keyhole, observing a close and personal moment. Asking for permission to look would have taken away the magic. We are looking and we shouldn’t!" Edition 75.
"She performs with elegance and grace. With confidence and a persuasive manner, she seduces the onlooker. She could be genuine or just playing as she creates her own charisma. Skilful and manipulative, knowing exactly what she is doing. A ‘Smooth Operator’, calm and charming, accomplishing what she wants!" Edition 75.
Private and Confidential
"This is for your eyes only! ‘Private and Confidential’ is written on correspondence to emphasise that only the intended recipient must see the content, rather than someone else. This was intended for you - the admiring recipient of this image. It allows you to have your own interpretation. And you do not have to reply!" Edition 75.
"Is he taking them off or putting them on? Getting undressed or dressed? Where has he been or where is he is going - perhaps he is somewhere he shouldn’t be? A man of secrets, he allows you to make your own interpretations. Or is he just simply ... ‘late again?’" Edition 75.
"Putting strokes, concentration and practice, golf is a serious love affair. We are witnessing the determination to improve skills in the Bedroom. Admirable, unless you don’t play golf!" Edition 75.