"I often combine food with portraits. On the surface, this absurd combination appears to reject any sense of reason (an extension of my own twisted sense of humour). However, obscuring the faces of my portraits with food is designed to not only challenge traditional notions of beauty, but also to provoke, tease and confuse the observer. I don’t set out to control the outcome of any piece but rather I want the observer to empathise with the subject through subtle suggestion. By concealing the faces, I remove any distraction and invite the observer to slow down and join the dots in order to seek out the hidden. I guess the real power of the final composition is what can’t be seen. At this point the observer holds all the power and the artist none! Although my mental approach is analogue, my physical techniques are digital. In order to avoid digital excess, I employ a self-imposed ban on using any more than two, and on the rare occasion three, elements." Harriet Moutsopoulos
Australian born and bred, I am a collage artist who works under the name Lexicon Love. "I simply love the idea of being able to renegotiate and manipulate the origins of an image through the medium of collage art. Ultimately it’s the way in which collage art challenges traditional notions of aesthetics, which I find most appealing. I am drawn to the surreal and unsettling and try to inject that into my work where possible, always seeking out the unexpected connections between humour and tragedy. At first glance, the elements of humour and tragedy don’t seem to go together, yet they are so absolutely inseparable. Their relationship is complicated and one cannot survive without the other. It is in combining the two that true magic begins." Harriet Moutsopoulos
ArtStar now has a 2 week lead time on all orders. Please note that lead times may change at any point in time due to changes in the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects our production facilities’ operations. We will do our best to keep all orders running on track. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this ever changing situation.
Once your artwork is made by our printer, it must be allowed to outgas for 24 hours before being framed and/or shipped. ** Please note that we employ professional framers, shippers and handlers on all orders and only handle our prints with white gloves. While occasional damage by USPS or FedEx in transit is out of our control, we are happy to work with you to resolve any damage that does occur. However, damage in transit is relatively rare.
As our prints are custom made to order according to your preferences, all of our prints are final sale and non-returnable. We guarantee the quality of our prints, so if your order was shipped with a defect or arrived damaged, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Choose from our high-end white, black or natural frames, or opt for a more modern look by selecting facemounted to thick Plexiglas.
All frames include:
- UV-blocking acrylic glass, which protects against 91% of UV rays.
- Acid-free, archival mats and materials.
- Taped backs to prevent dust from getting into the frame.
- Strainers on the back to reinforce the structure of the frame.
- Wire on the back of the frame for easy installation.
- Facemounted works are hung on a metal French cleat. Installation instructions are included in the packaging.
Extra small and small frames have .75" molding 2" mats, and are 1.2" deep. Medium and large frames have 1" molding, 3" mats and are 2" deep. Mattless frames have a spacer to prevent the print from touching the acrylic.
We do not frame the extra large print sizes because they are too large to ship without risking damage.
ArtStar does not accept returns.
Each order is custom-made just for you and, therefore, non-returnable. Shortly after your order is placed, our team of professional printers and framers goes to work.
We print and frame everything in the US; we use the best paper on the market, only fine art printers, and we hand-assemble every frame.
ArtStar color matches every print to the artist's source file and fully authenticates every piece. We stand behind our art with a 100% quality guarantee.
If your work is damaged or you received the wrong image, please contact us at email@example.com or call 212.995.5352 no later than 14 days after receiving your order.
Make sure to include photos of the shipping box & detailed shots of the damage in your email, along with your order number. We will work with you to resolve the matter, but refunds or merchandise credit will not be issued.
Warehouses and 3rd party receivers:
All work must be checked and approved upon arrival if you ship artwork to a warehouse or 3rd partyreceiver, including art installers, framers, storage, or onsite contractors.
Ownership of the work transfers once checked in at the warehouse and is no longer the responsibility of ArtStar.