Ed Sheeran | + Album Cover Art Print

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Weight 0.2 kg
Print Size/s

A3 Landscape (420 x 297cm), A4 Landscape (297 x 210cm)

Specifications

Giclée Print, Hand Signed Certificate, Limited Edition

Full Description

In this iconic portrait. Ed Sheeran sat for Phillip over two months. The artist has been friends with Ed Sheeran since childhood and watched him gig around venues since his college days. Phillip told me how he wanted to show the singer finally emerging coming out of the darkness of the clubs and venues that the singer would go to and perform on his steady rise.

We are immediately confronted with the singer’s face in this hauntingly beautiful, coming of age portrait. I find it rather interesting how the artist has made no reference to the singer’s background who’s known for also carrying and playing guitar. Rather Phillip has introduced a stillness and silence amongst the chaos of the music industry on a whole.

I like how the artist has skilfully captured the unassuming shy grin, the suggestion of the unknown and the unsure, almost uncomfortable young adult looking back at us. This as Phillip explained to me is how he sees the singer who seems quite shy an at times uncomfortable in coping with his newfound success and being in the public eye. Ed Sheeran seems to be momentarily glancing at us but sharing his experience with us at the same time.

His ultra realistic portraits present the viewer with not only an honest study of the subject but also a deeper connection with them. Phillip tends to punch right through the barriers and show what lies beneath.

Illustrator's Lounge

Phillip Butah is the youngest ever artist to win the Prince of Wales Young Artists' Award, and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. He lives in London, UK.

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Editorial Review

Butah, whose portrait of Ed graced the cover of the singer's + album, provided the artwork for this project -- nearly 50 images drawn with pencil, pastels, charcoal and graphite.

MTV News

Emilee Lindner

His ultra realistic portraits present the viewer with not only an honest study of the subject but also a deeper connection with them. Phillip tends to punch right through the barriers and show what lies beneath.

Illustrator's Lounge

Phillip Butah is the youngest ever artist to win the Prince of Wales Young Artists' Award, and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. He lives in London, UK.

Amazon

Editorial Review

Butah, whose portrait of Ed graced the cover of the singer's + album, provided the artwork for this project -- nearly 50 images drawn with pencil, pastels, charcoal and graphite.

MTV News

Emilee Lindner