You Can’t Sit With Us, by London based visual artist Grazie, is an original artwork on canvas painted with acrylic paint and finished with spray paint.
Originally from New Zealand, her distinct style blends a number of factors. Inspiration comes from fashion, music and pop culture to create works that are impactful and evocative. However, she repeatedly turns to a distinct colour palette. This brings to life a series of bold pieces that merge underlying elements of pop, street and abstract art. You Can’t Sit With Us is a great example of this.
In addition to this, Grazie’s style is easily recognised by her portrayal of popular imagery and icons through a faceless painting style. She references many of her favourite artists in her work often combining art history with contemporary figures and settings.
Grazie on her influencers for You Can’t Sit With Us and her other paintings:
My influences are rather varied. They include David La Chappelle, Andy Warhol, Terry Richardson, Tom Wesselman, and Keith Haring. I utilise popular branding and fashion magazines.
Firstly, read the Grazie Interview – Forty nine questions and art ain’t one.
Secondly, check out Grazie’s other available artworks