A collection of twelve large portraits, each one representing a different zodiac sign. The paintings are sumptuous, exuberantly framed and uniquely Temper. The journey from inspiration to canvas involved the study of the four elements, the planets and constellations, whilst appreciating and understanding the star signs and their associations to nature and human personality.
Temper interviewed hundreds of models to pose for this collection, selecting only twelve that would represent his vision of how the nuances of human characteristics would aptly communicate the traits of each sign into a human form. Each painting, when studied, reveals elements that are neither idle nor placed by chance, including within each portrait the constellation of individual star signs and associated connections to flowers and birthstones.
A limited number of prints of this collection are available to purchase, each contains an individual bio explaining the journey from concept to canvas and provides a unique key to the secrets hidden within the composition of the paintings.
WHITEHALL PALACE LONDON
Temper remains the only graffiti artist to ever exhibit at a Royal Palace.
Whitehall Palace, London beneath Ruben’s famous ceiling, he would launch a collection demonstrating the most advanced examples of freehand graffiti anywhere in the world. Temper’s principles of art aligning with the early values of the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood. A group that formed in the mid-1800s who believed the classical poses and elegant compositions of Raphael, in particular, had been a corrupting influence on the academic teaching of art, hence the name “Pre-Raphaelite”.
Temper’s Post-Graphaelite demonstrates his determination to improve the perception of graffiti art whilst pushing the boundaries of his skill with aerosol. The word Post was carefully chosen and illustrates his desire to push beyond anything that has come before. Whilst Graphaelite is a combination of the words Graphic and Raphael, the latter gives a nod to the brotherhood values he found alignment with whilst staying true to his art form of graffiti.