Unique hand-pulled split fountain screenprint depicting a hybrid form figure composed of a pixelated photographic head of the musical icon Beyonce wearing a gold 'B' crown on a stylized bumblebee body in purples, blues, and pinks wearing gold high heeled shoes. Titled lower left, signed and dated lower right.
- H 20” x W 16”
“BEEyonce” screenprint by Jonathan Hanisits
Jonathan grew up in the suburbs of Sacramento, California, later inhabiting northern California with long stints of beach life in Santa Cruz and big-city livin’ in San Francisco. He has been an Oregon resident for the last eight years and is continually inspired by the clean air, default friendly demeanor, and general appreciation for sunny days.
"I am a screenprinter who is curious about the ever-changing world around me, and the expectation to keep up. My work is inspired by queer experience, pop culture, and the emerging importance and influence of technology in our everyday lives. I am fascinated by the process of human robotization, and the challenge of disconnection in our media-heavy world. What separates humans from other animals is the ability to use tools, so why have these tools made us in turn, less human, and more robotic?
Screenprinting is a process as complex and messy as you make it, with a margin of error that increases in relation to the mess and complexity of the work. I can relate to messy and complex."