Inspired by the famous 19th Century Adam Styka painting, Couple, and a repurposed image of Gustav Klimt’s 1907 work The Kiss, Ben Ramzy’s collage, Not a Kiss, has one foot in history, and the other in contemporary craftsmanship.
With a foreground embezzled with mosaic stonework and a gold washed background, Not a kiss is a painting which presents two figures almost melting together in hungry embrace. Their bodies are bound within the same cloth, a shimmering golden tapestry, laden with symbolism focused on both anatomy and intimacy. They smile into the distance, totally engulfed within each other’s grasps, beguiled and mesmerised in the golden haze of romance.
The work is playful, and through its capturing of two iconic paintings of history from entirely different cultures, indicates to viewers the universality of love.
Ben Ramzy is a graphic designer currently based in Oran, Algeria. He is currently working in communications, whilst making pop art and collage in his spare time.
Each artwork is made available in one size only that is specifically chosen by our in-house art curators based on the most ideal dimensions for the artistic creation on display.
The current artworks' size is:
42x32" / 106.7x81.3cm
Comes in our framed canvas which is a 38mm stretched canvas within a traditional picture frame. The simple addition of a high quality wooden picture frame creates a completely new form of wall art; quite distinct to any other form and is sure to create a timeless piece on your wall.
The thin frame sits approximately 5mm from the edge of the canvas helping create a floating border.
Substrate Weight: 400gsm
Frame Colour: Black
Paper Type: Fine Art Canvas
Glaze: Gloss Varnish
Frame Type: Float Frame, 38mm Standard Stretcher Bar
Shipped assembled & ready to hang.
Please allow 9-12 days for your order to arrive.
In order to understand why the shipping time may seem long, let us explain our process.
We only sell exclusive, limited edition and hand selected artworks which are developed, printed and framed on a floating canvas paper to a professional standard. We spare no expense in the crafting of artworks so that they are high-quality, archival grade timeless editions to a collection of any size. Our printing supply chain works with world-renowned museums all around the world.
For more information on our printing process, read our Quality page.
We offer a 110% guarantee on all our artworks. If you are not satisfied with your purchased artwork, we will refund you the full amount and pay for the return shipping then give you 10% of the purchase amount extra.
That is how confident we are with the quality of our products. For more information, see our Guarantee pledge.