The modern world can be a very clean-cut place. More and more, technology allows us to achieve perfection in all fields, especially those of art and design. But too many straight edges and flawless lines are not natural, and leave the soul longing for something more genuine. No wonder grunge art is making a comeback.
Originating in the 1990s as a response to the increasing commercialisation and regularity of the design world, grunge art aimed to inject the rough edges of reality back into the visual domain. Pure blocks of colour and dazzling white were replaced with smoother transitions and more natural tones, with an emphasis on mixed media and hand-crafted elements. Aspects of vintage design were blended with modern sensibilities to create unique new forms and ideas as artists found novel ways to unleash their creativity.
As you might expect for a style so rich in innovation, our range of grunge pictures includes something for everyone. Spruce up your bedroom with vintage maps and flags for a sense of old world adventure, or pay tribute to the beauty of everyday objects with one of our more modern coffee or kitchen-themed prints (also perfect for cafés!). Those with a taste for the surreal or unusual also have plenty to choose from, such as the striking Llama or Sybille Sterk’s the burden of the inquisitive mind. Perhaps you need a splash of psychedelic colour for your living room wall? Then look no further than our series of abstract prints by Wolfgang Rieger.
Our collection also includes several gems of grunge photography – the perfect focal point to bring calm and inspiration into your home. Among the most popular are Dieter Ziegenfeuter’s Penrose and Optical illusion over… series, which offer perfect examples of the grunge movement’s ability to re-imagine familiar realities and scenes. And fans of cult film and television won’t be left wanting either, with grunge art from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Joss Whedon’s Firefly and many more available in our store.
Of course, the classic way to enjoy grunge art is on a poster made using high-quality photo paper. These can be framed for a higher-quality look or delivered as they are for those with a more flexible lifestyle. Or for a more down-to-earth, grainy feel, try printing your grunge art on our finely textured cotton canvas. Acrylic glass, Forex and Dibond formats also available.