Mike Edwards is one of the pioneers of contemporary Typographic Art – creating the first ‘readable’ visual images from text back in 2004.
Since then he has gone on to sell thousands of prints and paintings – including to such luminaries and collectors as Felix Dennis, Robert Lyndsay, Roger Taylor, Zoe Ball, and Christian Mathews as well as supplying images to Habitat, Urban Outfitters, Budweiser and Bacardi.
Mike has been seen on the BBC and ITV and recently received press for his Brighton Festival portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi.
David Bowie signed a unique version of Mike’s David Bowie image which went on to sell for £22,000 at auction at Abbey Road studios for Cancer Research.
In the Word Paintings - or Text Portraits - each single letter is rendered in a separate colour. When viewed from a distance the letters merge to create a unique image with a photographic-like quality. Yet when viewed closely the text is clearly readable.
Mike’s pieces draw inspiration from contemporary media, art history, Pop Art, classical painting and Rock and Roll.
A portrait of the Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi made entirely from words to her speech ‘Freedom from Fear’.