ICE COLD KILLA by Sam Creasey

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Contemporary giclée print produced on premium-quality, 220gsm archival-grade fine art paper, giving it a smooth, clean finish. Why not add a bespoke, real wood frame

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Eco-conscious production

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The paper and wood we use is sustainably sourced from FSC-approved forests and we only use eco, water based solvent inks, which are significantly less hazardous

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With a network of print studios dotted across the UK, Europe, US and Australia, we utilise technology to print as close to you as possible. This reduces your delivery costs and our carbon emissions

Description

Premium-quality prints

Paper
Sustainably sourced 220gsm archival grade fine art paper

Printing method
Printed using water-based inks and professional 12-colour giclée printers, giving it colour vibrancy that’s protected for 80+ years

Shipping
Shipped in rigid, crush-resistant, spiral wound postal tubes

Handcrafted frames

Premium materials
Made from high-quality, sustainably sourced and FSC certified wood. Finished with an acrylic glaze for greater durability and UV protection

Handmade
Milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish by a specialist picture framer

Craftsmanship
Carefully glued, pinned and sanded for a seamless look and feel

Shipping
Arrives ready to hang with the necessary back fixture

Popular FAQs

How should I care/look after my print?

Giclée prints are renowned for their quality and extreme longevity, which is why they’re displayed in museums, art galleries and private collections. So it’s important to properly protect and care for your new pride and joy. This is why we always say it’s best to buy your print already framed, as this will avoid it getting damaged. But if you’d prefer to buy a standalone print or use your own framer, try to avoid leaving it rolled for too long

To uncurl or flatten a print, carefully remove it from the postal tube whilst keeping it covered in the protective acid-free tissue paper. Lay it out on a clean, flat surface, image side up. With the tissue paper covering the print’s image, place some smooth, flat objects (like books) on the ends and middle of the print. Let your giclée print relax over-night and it should be nice and flat. Avoid uncurling it by rolling the print the opposite way to receiving it, as you can easily crease it if done incorrectly

Having a frame that is FSC certified and created from 100% acid-free materials is vital. It keeps the artwork in mint condition across the years and ensures the colours stay true. If you don’t opt for one of our frames, make sure you buy one of the same quality, otherwise, the materials can damage the print over time and sunlight could fade the colours

What are the delivery costs?

You just pay the largest fee, with no additional cost for more items. So if you order 1 print and 1 frame to the UK it costs £9.99 or if you order 7 frames, it’s still £9.99

Zone 1 Delivery Prices (UK)

Product type Print size Price +Items
Print A4 – 12×12″ £1.99 £0
11×14″ – 12×16″ £2.49 £0
A3+ £4.99 £0
Framed print All £9.99 £0

Zone 2 Delivery Prices (Europe)

Product type Print size Price +Items
Print All €7.9 €0
Framed print A4 – 18×24″ €11.30 €0
20×28″+ €16.95 €0

Zone 3 Delivery Prices (Australia)

Product type Print size Price +Items
Print All AU$11.20 AU$0
Framed print A4 – 18×24″ AU$14.30 AU$0
20×28″+ AU$20.40 AU$0

Zone 4 Delivery Prices (US)

Product type Print size Price +Items
Print A4 – 24×32″ $6.20 $0
A1+ $14.25 $0
Framed print A4 – 18×24″ $17.35 $0
20×28″+ $24.75 $0
What are the delivery times?*

To eliminate waste and allow for our bespoke frames to be handcrafted, everything sold on DROOL is made to order. But this doesn’t mean crazy long waiting times, as print labs operate 24/7. Unframed prints are usually dispatched within 2–4 working days and framed prints are normally dispatched within 3-7 working days. *Please allow for longer production times during the coronavirus outbreak

What is your returns policy?

My item arrived damaged, or I was sent the wrong item
On rare occasions, items can get damaged in transit. If this is the case, simply let us know within 14 days of the item arriving and we’ll happily get a replacement sent out. Simply send us a few photos of the damage

Additional information

Artist

Sam Creasey

Finish

White Border

Dimensions

42×59.4cm / 16.5×23.4" (A2)

Orientation

Style

The relationship between viewing and understand a painting as opposed to screen-based content, is central to Sam’s image making. Painting is valued by the artist as a remedial activity and a medium for reforming cold digital detritus into an authentic object. The slowed, considered act of craft is celebrated in the work as a means by which to negate certain anxieties of living in an increasingly fast paced and networked world. Painting takes on a meditative role for the artist. Relying on touch, gesture and the physicality of the painted mark to imprint the meaning in the works.

Sam’s images evoke to the viewer a sense of gritty uncertainty and dystopia in the information age, conveying references to internet subcultures, memes, sci-fi and cyberpunk fiction, environmental degradation and e-waste. A kitsch, retro aesthetic in many of the paintings serves as a metonym for the culture of nostalgia across generations and the longing for so called simpler times of the past. This appears in the works through an appropriation of the vapourwave ‘A E S T H E T I C’ – a popular trope of imagery that accompanies music from this genre that reminisces over the early utopian visions of technology, the internet, Fiji Water and capitalism. With this early utopian vision of the internet and networked technologies as a free and harmless space long gone, humans are arriving at power struggle with ever smarter technologies in our attempts to find purpose, peace and truth.

With social media amplifying a gloomy post-truth predicament and the physical world increasingly being flooded by the visual language of networks, the authentic art object retains its integrity to inform and inspire. Sam also utilises photoshop and digital images and in his practise as well as moving image. He is currently studying an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art

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