There is so much "Andy Warhol inspired" fruit art for sale on various Print on Demand Shops across the internet, that it's actually hard to decipher where the original inspiration actually came from. It's fairly easy to use a photo of any fruit and create a pop art poster print using Photoshop's "pop art" facility. Some are better than others. I like the one on the right by an online design shop called Hot Hibiscus available at Red Bubble. The above left two artworks are Andy originals from a series of screen prints called "Space Fruit" from 1979. They're pretty colourful and kind of pointless, thus summing up the pop art movement pretty well. In any case, I love the idea of using fruit as a bright and decorative design subject and have been having a lot of fun doing watercolour versions of pop art fruit slices.
The inspiration for my fruit slice series came from some fruit photography I had seen on Pinterest that grabbed my attention. I liked the idea of being able to create some colourful decor posters and wall art that can be customised to suit interiors. Above are examples of my fruit slices and a collage of the prints I have for sale. I'm pretty happy with the way these illustrations have turned out ! They're bright and colourful and they seemed to have turned out better than I envisioned, which isn't always the case.
The middle image above is a photography citrus fruit collage by OvertheRainbow on Pinterest that was inspirational for my own paintings. There are hundreds of examples of similar fruit slice photography prints out there. The image on the right is royalty free stock images of retro fruit. So cool. The print market is really overly saturated with these fruity styles, but nevertheless I thought I'd add my flavour to the mix....
My original fruit art is available on a variety of different products including art prints and canvases here:
Sacha Grossel is a practising Visual Artist from Australia.