“A good old dog named Tech. Tech is the best friend of Anthony D. Smith—a popular American Football player. He’s a small-sized dog with a very strong character. Tech always barks like crazy and does a full body scan of everyone entering Anthony’s home to make sure he’s safe and after a while, the joke of Tech being the house bodyguard caught on. I would even go as far as to say Tech started taking his job even more seriously after that,” explains the artist, Volodymyr Pielikh. “But like all things, Tech was growing older, and it seemed to me he would be retiring soon. So I thought to bring Tech the dog into his favourite role once again with this piece. Not only will Tech be remembered for his thorough body checks but now he can also be remembered as the loyal, dapper, loving pup he was.”
“This piece was one of my first digital drawings. Tech is wearing a suit and is meant to portray that of a real bodyguard. The background is that of Downtown Los Angeles, which is where Tech has spent his whole life.”
“As I was drawing this piece I was thinking about life and how precious it is. One moment it’s here and we’re thriving and then the next, we’re nearing the end of our time. I want people to appreciate youth and then, when we are old, remember the good old days with a smile.”
Born in a small urban town in Ukraine, Volodymyr Pielikh realised his love for art after attending a small art school at 13. However, he went on to attend the Polytechnic University National of Odesa, where he began studying at their Institute of Computer Engineering. He later worked as a model and actor across the globe, and his love for arts became more of a hobby. However, the Covid-19 pandemic allowed him to refocus on his first passion, art—and now, you can find his work across the globe.
He specialises in acrylic paint, oil pastels and digital drawings, but also has a love for clay and creating 3D sculptures. “In a lot of my art I like to create images of male and female bodies as well as to use my art to show the world’s political or ecological problems to bring people’s attention to it in a different way. I think it's very important that we as humans are all aware of the global problems,” he says.
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Posters, Mini, Small and Medium prints are generally dispatched within a 10 days of purchase. What happened if my print is damaged during transit?
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