Yanko Tihov (b. 1977)
London Passport Map
archival print hand gilded with 23 carat shell gold, 2015
signed, from the edition of 30
published by TAG Fine Arts, London
Image and Sheet: 610 x 830 mm.
NEW EDITION LAUNCHED AT MULTIPLIED
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Yanko Tihov’s limited edition print London Passport Map offers a fascinating snapshot of the wonderfully diverse nature of England’s capital, having been constructed using the passports of the various foreign passport holders residing in London, as documented in the latest census. The design of the map is determined by the colours and motifs of the passports, each of which is carefully matched and embedded within the boroughs of London. The passport cover’s texts, seals and coat of arms have been hand painted by the artist in 23 carat gold, adding a unique layer which beautifully reflects and enlivens the surface.
Yanko Tihov (born Burgas, Bulgaria, 1977) attended the National Academy of Arts in Sofia from 1997-2001, before moving to London. He is well known for his figurative portraiture, but has also gained recognition for his series of works inspired by changes to the world map.
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