Zodiac by Hannah Rowlands.
Now for the downstairs section of the Kingston Illustration and Animation Highs For Your Eyes graduate exhibition.
Soo Choi was one of the nominated student illustrators at the V&A Illustration Awards last week, and her installation was a lot of fun, featuring all sorts of explorations around the idea of an Emotional Gym.
George Mein plays with lines to create beautiful patterns. I’m not sure how he makes the marks but I particularly liked these monochrome pieces which look like drawings on a blackboard.
Young Ju Lee focussed her illustrations around the art of drinking tea. Her delicate work was very cute.
Marin Matsuo had a pile of screenprints featuring Bak the Dream Eater, the star of her children’s book. And what a cutie he is!
Frances Ives does beautiful things with watercolour washes. Her degree show pieces were focused on a dissection of fear, tracing the movements of emotion like lines on a map.
Kelly Tester showed some intriguing monster models known as Cat Boxes. These deliver dreams to humans.
Ka Yiu Lai used sewn and embroidered techniques to create a bunch of cute bananas and strawberries with legs.
Emi Hazlett had produced a traditionally beautiful piece of papercut artwork.
Claire Benoit chose the ever popular theme of owls for her degree show. Omer Owl is a particularly nice specimen don’t you think?
I don’t remember seeing Lotte Beatrix‘s degree show but I like her Triptych to Peter Grimes.
Lastly Hannah Rowlands showed some gorgeous collaged 3D zodiacs. I couldn’t peel my eyes away from her lovely lion and so she accosted me, which was exactly what she should have done given that I spent so much time mooching around her stand… She recognised me from the talk that I gave at Kingston in 2009 when I remember urging them to use twitter, and it seems that finally many of them are online and starting to network. What excellent news.
I liked this guy in the stairwell but I’m not sure who is responsible for him. Don’t forget to take a peek at the Kingston illustrators that I discovered upstairs too as well as the best animation!
animation, Bak the Dream Eater, Cat Boxes, Claire Benoit, Emi Hazlett, Emotional Gym, Fear, Frances Ives, George Mein, Hannah Rowlands, Highs For Your Eyes, illustration, Ka Yiu Lai, Kelly Tester, Kingston University, Lotte Beatrix, Marin Matsuo, Omer Owl, owls, Papercut, Red Gallery, Soo Choi, tea, Triptych to Peter Grimes, V&A Illustration Awards, Young Ju Lee, Zodiac
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