Saturday, 24 May 2014

Saturday 25th May: Paintbox Fudge Hair

Thanks to Tracy Hayes at FUDGE for another lush colour!!!!  I LOVE this one.  It reminds me of slush puppy!  Achieved with pink moon roots fading into Turquoise Blue and Purple. 

Sat 25th May: Peter Jensen and Julie Verhoeven: Diana Ross, Muses, Fashion at the V&A Museum

Here are illustrations by Julie Verhoeven from last evening's talk at the V&A Museum where Penny Martin hosted a discussion with Peter Jensen and Julie regarding their collaborations and friendship.  The pair who originally met at Central St. Martins and previously worked together on Peter's "Jodie" (Foster) collection have most recently joined forces for his "Diana" (Ross) SS/14.  These are the initial sketches that Julie drew from watching video clips and referencing her many album covers.  Peter wanted to steer away from the current omnipresent trend of dense digital print pattern by toning down the palette and using just 3 colours via screen printing.  Julie worked with Black, Brown and Red to come up with these big Bambi doey-eye renditions of the diva star which became the artwork for a giant print and smaller repeat pattern.  It has become one of Peter's best selling collections, alongside the "Nina" (Simone) season that can be seen here in one of the muse drawings that the V&A commissioned Julie to make for the event.  Each of Peter's collections are named after and inspired by a particular muse and these are just a few that Julie penned into her signature style portraits.  
Shop some of the collection here.
Follow Peter on his favourite medium, Instagram here and Julie here.

Saturday 25th May: 'Everything All At Once' - 15 Folds I.R.L Gif exhibition

Congratulations Margot, Sean and Jolyon a.k.a 15 Folds.  The GIF project that usually resides as an online entity has made its way from the virtual world into I.R.L (In Real Life) in the form of an exhibition at Lyst Studios (formerly White Cube).  This is like nothing I have ever seen before which is a rare feat to achieve these days with emphasis of the art industry on making sales at trade-show style sales fairs.  Its totally fresh, unique and fun.  Its also totally absorbing.  On entering the space you are instructed to use your smartphone to log onto the WIFI and download their own APP.  From here you can start to navigate your way around the white room using your device as a viewer with colourful GIFS jumping out at you from nowhere when your screen aligns with each QR code.  Matthew Stone's contribution is particularity spell-binding as his image floats and slinks around in mid-air like a magic carpet flying and flapping, as apposed to just a regular static box of graphics.  Just look at the list of artists above - its a stellar showcase of previous contributors and newly commissioned names including Iris Van Herpen, Bart Hess, Werkhaus Ltd, Quentin Jones etc..............
This is a show not be missed - its going to open your eyes to the new frontier of experiential exhibitions......... and fill your eyes with joy in the form of moving magic-eye trickery.

'Everything All At Once' - 15 Folds I.R.L Gif exhibition
48 Hoxton Square, N1 6PB