I love the new challenges in these works; they are stretching the mediums in which they work and we are grateful for the chance to work on the cutting edge of this new art.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
Savvy art investors like movie and record company executives, progressive art gallery owners, digital and graphic artists and art speculators are purchasing ‘Street Art’ from artists such as Banks, Shepherd Fairey, Invader and Mister Brainwash.
This new era of street artists and their unique materials, mediums and techniques have presented new challenges to the field of art restoration. Restoration By Heart is quickly gaining a successful reputation for restoring the works of these new icons.
“Even though the art is relatively new, accidents happen, and using the new mediums to create this art sometimes present problems that are unforeseen by the artists,” says Rod Hewitt, the manager of RestorationByHeart.com
Restoration By Heart, a Los Angeles Art Restoration business, is best known for being the leader in restoring Warhol’s as well as having a reputation for Erte’s, Neiman’s, Nagel’s and Dali’s. They are now acquiring a following among the owners and conservators of this new revolutionary Street Art movement.
Some of the problems that occur with the new Street Art include works on paper that suffer from creases and folds and there are also cases of acid/mold due to exposure to humidity. In some situations, the work has not been properly mounted and the pieces need to be flattened. With one Street Art sign, the undercoat and the glue were not applied in a way that kept the work stable, so it was shifting in the artwork; the lettering on the signs became unstable and needed to be restored.
These new street artists also use many of the old mediums, like silk screening their work and utilizing the lithograph process, but they also create work with Photoshop and new materials to make modern works that have very quickly come to be valued by museums and galleries as well as having a large following of collectors.
Gustavo Perez, the Master Restorer at Restoration By Heart, stated, “I love the new challenges in these works; they are stretching the mediums in which they work and we are grateful for the chance to work on the cutting edge of this new art.”
Perez, who is very well known for restoring priceless oil paintings, is intrigued as well as inspired by the new art. Having mastered the restoration of the works of the old masters, he has now had to learn how to restore multi-layered work that uses sophisticated and creative techniques never before used in mainstream art. This experience has fostered an understanding of the unusual technical criteria employed by the new street artists who are leading the way into the future with their unique artwork.
For more information about restoring your art treasures, please contact Rod Hewitt at Restoration By Heart at 866-635-8516.