Visitant Roma oil on canvas with rope and stones
40” x 60” 2016 Collection Jeannie Courtney
Sloane Bouchever was born in New York City in 1958 and began painting in oils at the age of 13. He started life drawing classes at 14, and went on to receive his BFA in studio art from Trinity College in 1981 where he studied under “color field” painter George Chaplin, a disciple of Josef Albers.
Bouchever lived and painted in Florence, Paris and Barcelona for the better part of 11 years during the 80’s and 90’s. His work is featured in numerous collections throughout the US and Europe and he has participated in many solo shows and group exhibitions over the past 40 years. He currently lives and paints in the charming & historic town of Bisbee, AZ.
NEW PRINT SERIES
Vessels & Visitants
Bouchever's new print series is inspired by and includes his original artwork. He first paints a "color field” on stretched canvas laying down transparent glazes of oil color and stencil patterns. He photographs the canvas and embellishes the image using various apps on his iPhone to add digital silhouettes, shapes and shadows. Bouchever then adds ancient vessels and Greco-Roman sculptures to the digital image. The final step is printing the composition on canvas with museum quality archival inks.
“After 45 years of putting charcoal, brush and oil to canvas, I wanted to create compelling images combining my oil paintings with the tools modern technologies enable. It’s been incredibly exciting and liberating building these prints from my original art.”
Among the painters Bouchever most admires are Caravaggio, Bronzino, Pollock, Gudiol, Rothko, Botticelli, O’Keeffe, Soutine, Goya, Velazquez, Zurbaran, Picasso, Modigliani, Chagall, Nerdrum, Schiele, de Lempicka, Kline, Tapies and Banksy.
Visitant Gray 2018
Vessel Quinacridone Red 2018
Visitant Pink & Orange 2018
About the prints
Bouchever Prints are museum quality and designed to last over 100 years. They are strong and durable products that withstand the test of time.
Inks: We use UltraChrome GS3 HD inks, which have a wide & rich color gamut range. This allows us to match the exact color fidelity of the artwork. The inks are sprayed upon canvas, hence the “giclee application,” with extreme detail and vibrancy, thus creating a stunningly sharp image. Tested by Wilhelm Research, these lightfast, archival inks are designed to last 100+ years. In giclee printing, when an ink is called lightfast, it means it can withstand exposure to direct sun light and resist fading.
Canvas: Our canvas is supplied by Breathing Color, the top canvas manufacturer in the world. The canvas has a built in coating which makes it moisture, UV protected and abrasion resistant. Your print can hang in direct sunlight and will remain fade resistant and as beautiful as it was the day it was printed. The canvas is durable enough to withstand cleaning by taking a damp cloth to the surface to remove dust.
Wood: The wood used to create the stretcher bars for Bouchever Prints are made from poplar trees, which have extreme strength and stability. The grain in poplar wood is straight and fine making it manipulable for uniform cuts when building any custom size stretcher bars.