Her mixed media collages including cloth, newspaper, thin paper, wood and plastic and vintage materials are scenographies reinventing 1950’s and 1960‘s interiors and design. Using stamps as paintings and fragments of handwritten letters or vintage magazines for wallpaper, the viewer is drawn into the interior becoming part of the era represented. Juxtaposed to the colourful interiors are black and white images of selected actors - the ‘celebrities’ of the day.
Best known for her intricate surreal landscapes, pin-up portraits and 3D boxed works, the viewer often experiences a visual and sensory overload from the hundreds of carefully cut-out found elements culled from her huge collection of vintage paraphernalia. Influenced by the extraordinary colours of Hitchcock films shown in Technicolor and sci-fi TV shows such as Land of the Giants and Planet of the Apes, these heroes from the past have been altered by combining and blending other found imagery scavenged from different eras, thus inviting the viewer into her strange and peculiar world.
Rivans’s collages have a firm running theme of vintage Hollywood films, B Movies and TV trash. The screenplays of vintage films like The Birds, Mildred Pierce and Planet of the Apes have been rewritten and reinvented, resulting in newly collaged screen plots which intertwine throughout her body of work, spinning bizarre and dreamlike tales.
The Pin-up series has been evolving rapidly. Each individual movie star develops their own firm identity, as if they were a solid memorable character starring in one of Rivans’s invented scripts. These leading ladies have been highly influenced by strong female...
Music and ﬁlm, signage and iconography, bleed subtly into Bonnie and Clyde’s artwork, while her passion for twentieth-century architecture - from modernism, to brutalism, to postmodernism and beyond - suffuses the overall aesthetic. With a sensitivity to the relationship between the built environment and the natural landscape, the work of Bonnie and Clyde opens out a space in which to explore human interaction in urban sites. Her work responds emotionally to the delicate association of the socio-political and the deeply personal, in a way that resonates with contemporary cultures of modernity.
Bonnie and Clyde works with a combination of monochrome and highly saturated areas of colour, collaged with photography, textured paint, elements of distressed paper and magazine cuttings, to represent the beautiful, messy, vibrant and chaotic nature of life in the city. Her work undergoes a combination of digital and tactile processes, playing with layers of material, until the ﬁnal collage or screen print takes shape. Through cut-up, bricolage perspective, each of Bonnie and Clyde’s abstracted pieces tells a story: a dizzying, non-linear narrative of the individual within the city.
The iconic topography of California - from the vibrant architecture of...
When I work I usually begin with an idea of what I want to make and sift through source material from old books and illustrations, allowing myself to be led by what I find and whatever associations may arise, whilst keeping the various possible final outcomes in mind. I scan these source elements where I play around with them and excavate the final picture, adding scans of my own ink drawing where necessary. This intuitive process of exploration is the basis for my working practice and leaves room for unexpected ideas to arise as I head towards the final image. Usually I aim to produce a series of like pictures that will work as a whole whilst retaining their individuality. Finally the work is produced as a screen print or sometimes an ink drawing.
Nearly all of my work is figurative and comprises totemic or iconographical combinations of human, animal, plant and mineral forms. The subjects are generally set in blank spaces devoid of context. The characters in my pictures display an emblematic composite of human and non-human attributes, drawing on, but rarely literally depicting, ancient mythological beings, Victorian freak-shows, dream imagery, religious iconography and subconscious inspiration, whilst promoting a sense of transformation,...
Webb's work has become on online sensation with hundreds of thousands of people sharing his images on the internet. As well as going viral in the virtual world, Joe has exhibited and sold work across the world. His original collages and prints can be found in the Saatchi Gallery, London. “I started making these simple hand-made collages as a sort of luddite reaction to working as a graphic artist on computers for many years.
I like the limitations of collage...using found imagery and a pair of scissors, there are no Photoshop options to resize, adjust colours or undo”. Joe lives and works in the UK.
Benjamin studied painting at the University of Brighton, and has since goneonto exhibit for a number of London galleries. His detailed landscapes,encapsulating a sense of joy, invite us to cross over from reality into a parallel world full of colour and possibility.
Working to shed new light on past treasures, Magnus' works alters the relationships between the viewer and the preconceived notions of objects; something which is ostensibly powerful and destructive is transfigured into beautiful and fragile objects of art, be it weapons, animals or the human race itself.
Taking inspiration from the street and pop art and juxtaposing it with fine art, Magnus creates new and modern takes on old masterpieces, questioning the correlation between religion, war, beauty, destruction and art. His art at once uplifting and damning; this is salvation for a godless generation.
Magnus was born in London to Norwegian parents and studied design in London and Milan. He worked as a denim designer and fashion designer for Vivienne Westwood among others. He holds a MA in Fashion Design from the Istituto Marangoni in Milan (2003)
Her work crosses disciplines but primarily involves painting, collage and the re-assembling of defunct materials. Inspiration is often drawn from mid-century Architecture and Design, the history of Abstract Art, objects that have fallen out of use and childhood memories.
Lauri has exhibited regularly since completing a BA in Fine Art from The University of Chichester in 2012. Her work has been selected for numerous National Art Competitions and has appeared in group shows across the UK. She has won awards for best exhibitor at Palace Art Fair and has sold to collectors internationally.
After spending many productive years working as a freelance animator and motion designer primarily in the music industry, he has devoted his time to developing his own style in 2D mixed media work.
His recent bodies of work are an abstract combination of screen print, painting and collage, which allows the exploration of surface texture and graphical composition.He takes inspiration from Science Fiction Novella from the 1950’s and 1960’s in which he embraces colour and shape and amalgamates with a contemporary gritty urban feel.
His work is energetic and spontaneous, using multiple layers, which are built up over a substantial period of time, until a final composition is realised and refined. He finds a unique excitement in this layered approach which sees screen print forced to react with painted and collaged surfaces. Multiple techniques are used to decay and age the surface, which culminates in a final piece that has a striking first impression and a gentle beauty within its close up detail. Mark currently lives and works in Sussex, England.
Lebourgeois works in various medium including digital, collage, pencil, pen, ink, watercolour and screenprint but her working process always starts with an initial collage of found elements: “I am not very good at drawing therefore I need reference for everything. I create a rough on computer with cut out photos, drawings, paintings that I patch up together until they look like I need them too. It sounds a bit like Frankenstein's monster but this is the most exciting part, when the idea comes to life. Then the drawing begins with pen or pencil depending on subject matter and whether the piece will be a limited edition or an original.
”Her latest series “Smoke” moves away from the intricate and very detailed pictures of crowds and armies featured in previous bodies of work, with images portraying a single individual smoking alone in calm surroundings. “Smoking is an interesting topic nowadays... in a society becoming more and more sanitised, we are not far from it turning into the next rebellious thing. For me, it belongs to youth and living the moment”
Delphine Lebourgeois was the winner of the Images 29 Critics Award. She was also one of the 4 artists nominated by public vote for the Club Monaco Emerging Artist Award in November 2011 and...
Her work can best be described as a series of fascinating dreamscapes exquisitely created in three-dimensional collage. Each piece is like a small theatre set which plays with space and perspective to draw the viewer into the curious worlds she creates. The subject matter varies from the domestic to the industrial to the natural but there are recurrent themes throughout her body of work. Notably there is always a suggestion of parallel realities – it might be a juxtaposition of what is considered ‘real’ and what is imagined or desired or the conflict between the façade and what might be really occurring behind it. However the meanings are not prescriptive and it is for the viewer to contemplate and reflect upon these scenarios.
Taking inspiration from pop and op art and artists like Victor Vasarely, Richard experiments with image-making to produce 2D prints which are sometimes transposed into textured objects and patterns to provide tactile element which plays with light and movement. Having worked as a freelance animator and designing and implementing title sequences for international films (including Bridget Jones’ Diary)
Richard now works from his Hove base producing positives and negatives to create intensely unique and progressive images which yield a powerful and dynamic response.