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The work of Steve Smythe is flavoured by his background as a graphic designer. Smythe’s prints - which make deft use of mixed-media techniques, collage styles, and material innovation - are distinguished by their bold use of colour and compositional practices, crossing the line from graphics to art in the style of early Warhol or Paolozzi. ‘Minnie 003’ employs Pop Art printing techniques to exceptional success: a photographic image of a semi-nude woman stands provocatively with a cartoon Minnie Mouse head collaged over her own. Smythe has colourised the character in washes of vibrant-blue and pasted the image over a block-painted, electric-pink background, to create a bold icon of contemporary urban aesthetics.