Patternbank love Lulie Wallace’s ability to see the vibrancy and pattern in the landscapes and flowers that surround her. One of her flower paintings, Phoebe, has been enlarged as a wall mural for Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, Wallace’s favourite store, sell some of her paintings alongside their home ware, a perfect partner to their own vibrant textiles. Wallace’s paintings and textiles are available to buy on her website but snap them up while you can, they’re pretty popular!
Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka are the talented duo behind the London label SWASH. Swash and Yamanaka met at Central Saint Martins in 2001 and in 2004 won the prestigious Hyéres prize. Now based in creative East London their distinctive hand-drawn scarves and womenswear label grows in popularity, stocked in Barneys, New York, Le Bon Marché, Paris and Liberty, London. Patternbank love their fun whimsical style, where they feature Candy their beloved Whippet, a prominent lucky mascot who pops up in many of their scarves and accessories. To see the full collection visit swash.co.uk
Inca Pan (潘昀珈) was born in 1983, and started his career in 2002. He is a Taiwanese illustrator working in gouache and ink with most of his work being published in Taiwanese newspapers. We love his whimsical characters set in magical botanical landscapes with a beautiful pallete of colours that demonstrates an obvious love of nature and the patterns they create. See more of his inspiring work over on Flickr or Behance.
Azerbaijan artist Faig Ahmed breaks tradition by distorting and re-arranging rugs until they begin to take on another form altogether. The result is breathtakingly modern, turning a two dimensional craft into a new dimension where something more brilliant comes to life. You can see more of Faig Ahmed’s unique fibre works at faigahmed.com
Patternbank are loving these complex artworks by Brazilian illustrator Zansky. Mixing techniques such as letterpress, wood cut and screen printing, Zanksy delivers a combination of both folk and surrealism in his work. Based in Sao Paulo his work has life and passion through creative means. See more of his colourful, abstract pieces on his portfolio site zansky.com
These beautifully executed studies of the human form are the work of artist Dimosthenis Prodromou. Prodromou studied Moving Image and Fine Art at East London University. His primary subject matter is the human nature and our activities. Using various materials he explores the human form to create visual evidence of our human behaviour. Patternbank loves the simplistic application of collage with a sensitivity of colour to create depth and movement in these pieces. See more from Prodromou here.
Amanda Hughen creates these delicate paintings with a series of mark-making, screen printing, rulers and freehand drawings building layers of depth and movement. The shapes and forms accumulate until they amass in one area jostling for space and taking over the page. Hughen says, “I am interested in the “loaded gun” theory o[...]
Nuria Mora’s work has a beautiful delicate touch which is often juxtaposed with the fact that she often exhibits her work in busy urban settings. Her work encourages passers by to slow down and appreciate the space around them which is always a good thing. Check out more of her multi-disciplined talents on her website. [...]
Patternbank loves the sleek sophistication and retro style that oozes from the illustrations of Anja Kroenke. The New York based artist was born in Vienna, Austria where she studied Textile Design and Fashion Illustration. Her career kicked off in Graphics but after moving to New York Anja devoted her time to illustration. [...]