Richard Levine is a busy man. After being crowned the winner of IN:SIGHT 2018, the graphic designer and self-confessed pattern enthusiast has released his stunning debut collection.
Hovering between representation and abstraction, his colourful artworks explore the structure of iconic imagery by playing with colour and geometric shapes. One of the nation’s favourite symbols – the humble pooch – has been transformed into something which is both recognisable and unrecognisable all at once.
“The colours and textures of the stripes pass through various stages,” Richard explains. “I swap, replace and finesse them until I can’t push the piece any further. The viewer can focus in to follow the stripes and focus out to appreciate the familiar form.”
It's an exciting step for the artist, who reveals he has plenty more themes up his sleeve. Influenced by Op artists from the 1960s (including Victor Vasarely and Richard Anuszkiewicz), he has come a long way since admiring Andy Warhol’s Mickey Mouse prints as a teenager in Hampstead Heath. He adds: “It still hasn’t quite sunk in!”
09/02/2023Robert Oxley, master of animal portraiture, returns with Triumph, a thrilling new collection for 2023 featuring iconic wild animals. The series features a lion, tiger and gorilla, all painted in Robert’s signature psychedelic style. Robert says he chose these animals “to portray a feeling of everlasting celebration and the feeling of comfort that these majestic and imposing animals share the world with us”.
18/05/2023From Peter and Jayne Smith’s witty imaginations comes the latest in their collection featuring their loveable Impossimals getting saucy with the addition of a little glass of something boozy – Sip!
30/05/2023A new release from Whatshisname mixes fine glass crystal with the naughty wit of his pooping dogs, adding to the menagerie of pets which includes jelly glass and resin pieces.
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