Line-up introduced as we go! Artists taking part include:
@aprilmepham_illustration is an illustrator from New Zealand, now based in Camberwell. Her illustration style combines bold outlines and colours with a hand-drawn feel to create playful and striking designs. Motivated by her love of nature, unique characters and food, her prints are fun, quirky and relatable.
Hannah @jaybirdillustration is a London based illustrator and educator whose mixed media practice combines painting, screen printing and drawing. Evolving from a predominately fine arts background, her work has naturally settled with hand drawn and digital illustration, where she engages with popular culture and aesthetics. Inspiration for her work comes from a variety of different sources; folklore, fauna, ornithology, fashion and music.
@euangstewart is an award winning printmaker whose work is held in the V&A and Wellcome Collections. His linocut figures represent an identity unique to the individual and common to all, moving fluidly between separation and communion.
@samtkerridge is a South London based illustrator and printmaker. His work draws on the city and his urban surroundings, working architectural detail in the fabric of each piece of art. Kerridge begins by deconstructing the fundaments of architecture, reassembling them to create kaleidoscopic, geometric images, each one built with a graphic sensitivity and imbued with a surreal character.
@HeidiSeetzen work starts with a wire sculptures that she turns into print. Mainly figurative in nature, her finished work captures the fragile presence of bodies in space and the perpetual state of emerging that we find ourselves in.
@hannahparkesxx is an artist and printmaker based in Birmingham, UK. Inspired by the relationship between architectural forms, nature and the interactions of light and shadow, she aims to capture a calm atmospheric stillness in her work. The prints on show here are from a new small series. They aim to highlight and celebrate the broad influence that Japanese culture, tradition and mythology has over her practice.
Cezary Walecki @temperowka is an illustrator based in Deptford. He enjoys visually noting things around people’s everyday lives.
Fowsia @earthandstoneprints is an emerging multi-disciplinary creative and artist, focusing on abstract painting and digital design. She enjoys making prints that highlight the beauty of black women and abstract images that combine minimalism, colour and shape with telling stories of love and hardship. Being a poet first, she had tried to weave words in her prints because she loves how words and art go together so well. From her bedroom in East London, she created Earth and Stone Prints to sell her prints and paintings and hopes to continue to grow with her art. Growing up without easy access to art, Fowsia has attempted to find ways to make the art scene accessible for other young artists. She has chosen to hang these two prints because of the feedback from black women who have engaged with these prints and the joy that they were able to share with each other.
@sofiaskold_studio is based in Hackney, London, UK and Österlen, Sweden. Sofia Sköld moved to London in 2003, where she graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Sofia’s creative practice lies in the combination of various disciplines. She merges art practice with concerns of life in order to explore and question the surroundings. Keeping an open mind and all senses acute resume the artist’s philosophy and the underlying theme of her art practise. Her abstract, emotional, freely-scribbled paintings and illustrations often relates to the natural world. The prints shown here are limited edition prints created from some of her work originally made in oil, acrylic and ink. Sofia’s work invites to conversation, reflection and reshaping of perception.
@erenedellaportaart artwork focuses on the female body, how it has been depicted in society and art; this has always fascinated her and been a central theme in her work. Via delicate lines, accident and control, she explores sensuality, movement and the maternal; at it’s core Erene’s work is exploring ways to subvert the male gaze and empower women.
@bru.perrier is a French graphic designer and illustrator based in Deptford. He likes to create strange and naive looking artwork in a style inspired by comic books and cartoons.
@katyherbert_art work is usually flora-focused, but always incorporating a bright and bold colour palette. Katy uses hand made stencils from paints, drawn line or cut papers and often adds monoprinted layers or finishes with spray paints to keep the final look of her screenprints authentically created by hand.
@Irregular.Thoughts prints on display are part of a larger collection of work that plays with Kate’s love of morse code and binary code. The visual elegance of the languages, along with the potential for subtle (often sweary) messaging continues to make people smile.
@that_claire is a London based illustrator, with a love for the hand drawn. Having grown up in a rural area, she is largely inspired by her life now in the city – the buildings, the bustle and the people.
@paulinabiancastudio is inspired by historical architecture, nature, quirky objects and travel adventures. Whilst working in Paris in 2019, she was influenced by the chic, Parisian lifestyle and the city’s Haussmannian and Art Nouveau buildings. Bianca’s art pieces are illustrated freehand in a cartoon-style, with watercolour and ink and have been lovingly designed with a touch of femininity, florals, fauna and whimsy.
@kirstenwestdal is attracted to the raw movement in rocks. She discovered that oil pastels give an immediate tactile response, so that she feels what she is drawing. Using different degrees of pressure, oil pastels can “touch the paper” bringing inert material visually dynamic. Her drawings of rock are turned into human flesh, questioning what at first appears solid and stable in the world.
@naoillustration is a Japanese illustrator recently moved from Melborune, Australia to London. Her love for food has been communicated to others through illustrations featuring local restaurants and cafes.
@autumnbelladesigns collection on show is Amy’s Zodiac range, with prints for all 12 Star Signs.
@subqulture is a pop artist who creates figure illustrations. She primarily draws and paints digitally. Everything she creates references pop culture history.
@alexcruden is based in Brockley and enjoys painting buildings and neighbouring scenery in brightly coloured watercolours and gouache.
@tynkaland works in a mix of mediums, creating children’s books illustration, editorial illustrations and observational drawings.
@artysubu paints food and animals using traditional gouache overlaid with pencils and crayons, or by drawing digitally.
@nonsuch_art prints are based on her love for exploring the natural world and all its facets.
@usva.inei is a queer, non-binary visual and performance artist. They primarily work through experimental printmaking, with textile crafts, painting, and collage.
@kiersteneagan loves bringing stories to life through her illustration and designs and draws inspiration from nature, folklore, travelling and adventures.
@anitaf.studio ‘s creative process explores how simple abstract forms evolve into complex shapes and patterns, opening up an horizon of interpretations for the viewer.
@monicamnencini is an artist who uses drawing and performance to explore pop culture and experiences of girlhood.
@weronika_siuda loves to create colourful designs inspired by Slavic folklore, family memorabilia, nature and vintage items.
@emmmakes makes offbeat illustrations inspired by amusing human quirks, shared experiences and food from her studio in Camberwell.
@r.alkarooni style merges an abstract figurative approach with architectural, geometric and bold forms.
@awornf is a Polish folklore artist whose work is largely inspired by his Slavic heritage and folklore, with a focus on nature, spirituality, people.
@by_laurabarnes mixes hand drawing and painting with digital techniques to create unique, colourful illustrations in her small SE London studio.
@miriluh ‘s art is a joyful exploration of every day life through anthropomorphism of animals. Her illustrations are full of humour, surrealism and detail.
@seventhousandfaces Cal is an artist and primary school teacher. Cal draws every day and in 2020 had an exhibition of 700 drawings at DDA.
@heyzinesters AKA Frankie, has always been inspired by the darker things in life but much of her work is very colourful and she finds herself working in colour cycles.