The collection of pop art photography by Anthony Abbate come from several series which features bold still life compositions of catus art, fruit art, bird art and Buddha art all gloriously infuse with color. Drawing inspiration from a wide variety of sources, other topics include architectural spaces, flower art and beauty of the beast. Anthony’s artwork is found in collections both private and corporate around the world. Read the artist bio.
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About Photographic Rendering
Photographic rendering is a process that begins with photographing the subject matter with a digital camera then taking the images into Photoshop™ and reworking them, selectively fading or enhancing objects, changing colors, abstracting and embellishing backgrounds, using extensive layering, modification and alteration. Most often the final work looks like a watercolor.
These works are all archival protected in a production process that includes printing with archival inks on archival papers that are then sealed behind clear Plexiglas with archival glue that contains a UV coating or mounted on a thin aluminum sheet, with archival glue and coated with a UV laminate and floated off a luminously colored resin background or a dibond aluminum. Some works are printed directly to a thin piece of aluminum with a process called dye sublimation.
Sublimation onto metal is a new, cutting edge, way to produce an image. Sublimation itself is the process of going from a solid to a gas, back to a solid – skipping the liquid state.
The image is first printed onto a transfer paper and then is adhered to pretreated aluminum. The aluminum and transfer paper are placed into a custom heat press, which is heated to temperatures exceeding 380 degrees Fahrenheit. While being subjected to extreme heat and pressure, the dyes from the transfer paper turn into a gas, are pressed into the surface of the metal, and then solidify into the treated aluminum. As the dyes cool they are permanently infused beneath the surface of the metal substrate.
65+ Years before fading – beats leading photo luster papers (permanence testing conducted by the Rochester Institute of Technology).
Dyes are infused beneath the exterior coating through sublimation. This makes it more durable than traditional paper and canvas imaging because it can’t be scratched or peeled off the surface.
No need to worry about fingerprints or blemishes. A microfiber cloth and household cleaner can be used to clean these prints. Perfect for public spaces and other high traffic areas.
Though extremely rigid and durable, the 90% recycled aluminum is light–weight and easy to hang. A 40×60″ panel with a aluminum float backing weighs approx. 13lbs.