We like the mixture of cut-up, found textures and drawing in South Korean illustrator, Gwen Lee’s work. The blending of the two techniques makes a nice contrast for the two styles, making both catch the eye even more. As well as the found paper surfaces that have their own patterns, Gwen also uses her own marks on the paper before cutting them up, following through with the hand-drawn feel in the collage. She tells us more.
Sarah Greaves’ series of work, ‘Embroidered Graffiti’ is the kind that makes you take a second look and wonder, “how’d she do that?” At first glance, the typography is elegant cursive that sits comfortably on the objects as if written on with the lightest touch. Look closely and you will see that the words have had to be forced through the material, which include complete wooden doors, metal, and the chassis of a toaster.
Illustrator, Smithe has mastered some pretty great hatching techniques, which he diligent applies by hand to create his surreal images. Although they are modern and bursting with his own style, his work includes more traditional mark making that shows that he really knows what he is doing.
Alone, they are already haunting, moving images, but this series of illustrations are part of the larger work that illustrator, Jim Kay did for the book, ‘A Monster Calls’. It’s a project for which he developed the visual style from the ground up, resulting in a emotional illustrative language that is unique to the book.
Coming from a fine art background, Louise Boulter has brought along her love of textured surfaces and hand-made marks, and infused them into her illustration work. The work she is doing now is full of narrative and intriguing characters, but you can see her background in expressionist painting is the areas of fine colour and detail, and in the emotional marks on the paper.
G. Eddie Guidry’s series of architectural drawings a diligently filled with endless streams of pillars, archways, and other structural details. We like the time and energy put into these and the amount of focus they must have taken.
We like the work of one of Camberwell’s recent graduates from this year, Charlotte Mei Jones. She’s produced this lovely series of ceramic pieces, which are particularly illustrative. We like how, in this case, the ceramics are as much about being objects as simply being a different medium for her drawings.