‘Minotaur Eth – Dark Days’ by Karl Trewhela
Artist: Karl Trewhela
Title: ‘Minotaur Eth – Dark Days’
Medium: Pen and ink – Copic Multiliner 0.03 on Heavyweight Art Board
Dimensions: 11.7″ x 8.25″
Framing: Framed (Frame size: 14.5″ x 11″)
Year of Creation: 2022
Artwork Will Ship From: UK
About the Artwork:
“This piece is about our modern dark times, a time of chaos and confusion. The propaganda machine working on over drive, keeping up an appearance of mighty power while built on a house of cards.
The Ethereum symbol situated in the gut of the minotaur, a glimmer of hope as the world around us becomes a little more mad. Inspired by Doré, Beksinski and Greek mythology, with a labyrinth of detail covering his dome.
Over a hundred hours spent traditionally drawn pen and ink dark art piece.” – Karl Trewhela
About the Artist:
Karl Trewhela was born in Dublin to a South African father and an Irish mother. The youngest of five children and brought up in the South East of England, Karl drew from a very early age. Taken to wildlife parks as a young boy, drawing animals, nature has always been and continues to be a tremendous influence.
He received his BA Honors in Illustration & Visual Communication at Middlesex University, however, self-taught on the whole, using life and the great pen masters of the past as his teachers. Forever fascinated with the detail, delicacy and emotional power of traditional drawing and in particular ink work, Karl uses the finest pen points within a dreamy landscape. A visceral, therapeutic and meditative journey exploring feelings, balance, the wonder and absurdity of life.
The authenticity and strength of the dimmest of light shining through the dark is paramount, a sign of hope.
Exhibited in London and Seattle.