"Bonnie and Clyde is a UK-based contemporary artist who uses photography, paint, collage and print to construct mixed media originals, 3D pieces and limited edition screen-prints.
Travel plays a huge part in shaping her art, and as each image is distorted, cut and layered, Bonnie and Clyde creates bizarre and far off places that still retain an element of familiarity."
Riseart.com - 2020
Bonnie and Clyde is a contemporary British artist, whose mixed media collage and print-work centres around scenes of the urban imagery. Crossing medium and type, Bonnie and Clyde’s work takes the form of limited edition screen-prints, mixed media originals on paper, wood and canvas as well as 3D pieces. Employing a blend of photography, collage and paint, the emotive art of Bonnie and Clyde explores the psychogeography of the metropolis, immersing the viewer in beautiful and bizarre cityscapes.
Steph Burnley (the creative spark behind Bonnie and Clyde) studied 3D design at Kingston University, before setting up her own graphic design business in Manchester. It was in Brighton, however, that her passion for photography and graphics fused in the art of screen-printing: a practice that became the cornerstone of her distinctive, collage aesthetic.
“The Power is from photos I took in Venice and Santa Monica LA with a tree taken on a Mexico beach after a stormy day. Although small for one of my works It feels an imposing piece. It’s based around the theory that we are all made of energy and we have as much power as we allow - the idea that power of one connected to source is greater than millions. Good Day is a piece from a few years ago. This represents the title - good day - when everything is beautiful - even those things that seem broken and a little run down - it all makes for a beautiful life. They are both a celebration of who we are.” - Bonnie and Clyde on her Spotlight works.
The two limited edition works that Steph has created for her D’Stassi Art Spotlight collaboration are endlessly intriguing, filled with more wonder with every view. Texture and detail are packed in, with elements colliding joyfully - showcasing the eclectic nature of her process. They will be available only via the Spotlight Store - on a short run.