Illustration by Anna Suwalowska.
Now for the final round up of the best of Ovo Show from Camberwell College of Arts illustration graduates.
Penny Klein used simple swathes of paint to create abstract landscapes.
I liked Callum Mclean‘s delicate housing blocks with the features of a face.
Crossing rock formations with intimate slicings of anatomy, Jennifer Crouch splashed semi abstract drawings across ceramics and fabric chair coverings. Very appealing, but in a slightly strange way.
Alice Devine was on the stall downstairs when I bought my Alice Stanley knitted bear so we had a bit of a chat, during which I was most distressed to learn that this is the last year that the Camberwell Ceramics degree course will run… for it is closing down and illustration students will no longer be able to experiment with intriguing ceramic applications for their drawings. Sad days indeed.
Her fun illustrations are based around idiosyncratic narratives – the poster for sale featured a selection of famous figures named John. Follow Alice Devine on Twitter.
Anna Suwalowska‘s work quite simply took my breath away. Her surreal vision of hell was full of interesting oddball detail.
In front of this an installation called The Trapped Mind was inspired by Kafka’s novel The Trial – inside the giant head a labyrinth conveyed the absurdity, angst and helplessness of life. Amazing. Follow Anna Suwalowska on Twitter.
Next door there was some fine prints and soothing landscape abstracts from Tendayi Vine.
Alice Roche used germ facts as a basis for her range of germ embroidered hankies, table clothes and printed mugs.
Phew! I think that’s Camberwell done… Don’t forget to check back in with Ovo Show review one and Ovo Show review two before you leave… now to tackle the multitude of other shows I’ve yet to write up….
Afrographics, Alice Devine, Alice Roche, Anna Suwalowska, Callum Mclean, Camberwell College of Arts, Cephalopods, ceramics, embroidery, Fort Rixon, Franz Kafka, installation, Jennifer Crouch, Katie Wheeler, Kunyalala Ndlovu, Morgane Parma, Ovo Show, Penny Klein, Tendayi Vine, The Trapped Mind, The Trial
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