Customise a Curatr Canvas

Over the past two years, product customisation has been growing massively. It’s set a president on personalised gifting and the thoughtfulness that goes into it. Enter Wall Art Customisation…

One really doesn’t need to be an artist to add personal touches to a gift of Wall Art. It’s about the meaningful sayings, icons and expressions that turn a great gift into the ultimate in gifting superiority which doesn’t have to cost thousands of rands.

Take this simple black & white Mickey & Minnie canvas that we custom imported for an order. Our customer took it home and added some pop art personalisation to it as a meaningful gift to his wife. I mean could that just not melt your heart!

With the emergence of Pop art in the 1950’s, it presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane mass-produced objects. Richard Hamilton described the style, writing: “Pop art is popular, transient, expendable, low-cost, mass-produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous and big business.”

Want to know how to go about it? To start here’s some basic principles & ideas:

  1. Draw on imagery from advertising and consumerism with prominent brand names – you’ll see many French and Italian Designer labels used, Campbell’s Tomato Soup, icons like Kate Moss and Charlie Chaplin. Andy Warhol elevated everyday objects to museum status.
  2. Step & repeat, duplicate & overlay all the way
  3. Add some of your own photos in black & white or colour as a single focus point or even in a collage
  4. Add some of your own sayings, doodles and icons to make it speak to the person it’s being gifted to.

This can be done with any canvas from Curatr in any size you desire.  Select and order one of your favourite satin-finish canvases from our vast range. Buy a tin or two of acrylic paint and brushes. Start playing around with your customisation ideas on some cardboard. It’s trial & error until you get it just right! Once your canvas arrives, apply your designs to it, let it dry and frame it! And you have the most spectacular gift one could ever expect to receive.