The Dutch artist Christiaan Lieverse had his first solo exhibition in 2000 and rocketed to international fame in 2005. A recurring theme within his artistic expressions is the individual identity in relation to globalisation, generalization and genetic manipulation. In various series Lieverse uses the human face as the subject matter, while determining its identity through various painterly manipulations.
In 2015 Lieverse founded Atelier Lieverse. This is an atelier which creates high-quality editions that guarantee the authenticity of christiaan lieverse. the editions are based on selected originals and are fully realized in the studio, under close supervision and together with Lieverse. the small and exclusive circulation is numbered and individually manufactured, making each work unique.
an edition comes in different executions, circulations, and sizes. the basis is a photo of the original artwork, in some cases digitally adjusted before being printed with archival uv-ink directly on prepared canvas. each work gets multiple layers of texture-based paint, wall paint, and acrylics. while of course, the basis in each artwork is identical, in the end, the artworks in the edition are significantly different because of different techniques being used like destroying, burning, smudging and painting. each work is signed on the front by Lieverse and numbered on the back and provided with the blue handprint.