Since 2008 Bonnie & Clyde have been engaged in the practice of mixed media collage and screen print. Her method of working often begins with her photography taken with a rangefinder camera in cities that inspire and create emotional responses in me. She is often drawn to urban environments, the sea and the people in their environments. 'I want my art to consist of accessible modern speaking visual pictures that draw the viewer in and I use layers of photo-montage to express this'. Real elements are merged with texture, words and colour to create abstract scenes based around the social and political scene of the studied environment. Bonnie & Clyde often uses typography, signage, objects and architecture in their work.
Bonnie & Clyde
David Wightman is known for his intensely-coloured paintings and prints of fictional landscapes. He describes his imagined landscapes as both idealised and impossible.
Wightman studied Fine Art at Middlesex University (2001) and gained an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2003). He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and has been commissioned by English Heritage and Arts Council England.
Wightman has also collaborated with the fashion label Akris. Wightman's work has featured in Harper's Bazaar, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Financial Times, and Money Week.
He lives and works in London.
Frances' 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.
Kate Banazi was born in London and studied at Central St Martins. She currently lives in Sydney, Australia.
Mainly self taught in the art of silk screen printing, Kate's work is experimental, intuitive and often playful, with bold colour and graphic elements a key reference. Science, space travel and the Quadrivium hold great interest and are often referenced in her work. Kate's experiments on perspex, paper and wood sees her explore the process of screenprinting and its outcomes.
Kate has exhibited in group and solo shows Internationally and her work is commissioned by private, public and corporate clients.
Kate's recent body of work during 2017 and 2018 is initially derived from life drawing studies.
The silkscreens are unretouched and paper is hand printed, embracing all the aws and inclusions that naturally occurred - each one in an edition becomes subtly unique.
Fold - Limited edition of only 10. 2017
Having left the fashion industry after 10 years, Gjoen brings a touch of punk- sensibility to the art tradition. His fashion background infuses Magnus' art, re-thinking old concepts and re-interpreting them for the contemporary climate. 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.
Maria Rivans’s eye-popping collages explore the idea of existing alternate realities and fantastical other worlds which transport us into a surreal and exciting universe. By appropriating an array of sourced vintage ephemera, Maria seeks to overwhelm us with her compositions by combining vivid and seductive colours with powerful and often humorous imagery.
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.
Lauren Baker Artist
Lauren Baker, born 1982, is from Middlesbrough, UK and currently lives and works in London.
Lauren Baker is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist who exhibits internationally. Her work explores the fragility of life, energy-fields, the after-life and other dimensions. Using neon light to express her positive messages and life mantras, she aims to raise the vibration of love and connection in the world.
Lauren has created installations at The V&A, Tate Britain, ran an art workshop at Tate Modern and directed the windows of Selfridges. Lauren has shown internationally at Art Fairs in the UK, Europe and the US.