The Patternbank team visited London’s Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park last weekend. The Affordable Art Fair’s formula is simple, yet unique: a relaxed, inspiring environment and lots of good quality contemporary art. In this post we give a quick snapshot of our favorite finds whilst walking the show. Check the website for dates and info on other global cities that the fair is visiting.
Anna Niestroj aka Blink Blink is part of the Berlin Handmade and DIY scene, she was born in Poland and bought up in Germany. She creates these beautiful handmade patterns with a beautiful mix of bright colours, lines, shapes and textures from her studio in Berlin. She also runs her own very interesting blog, go check out more of her excellent work on Flickr.
These glitch fuelled visuals are the stunning work of Hong Kong based artist and photographer Laurent Segretier. His digital artworks take on new forms when computer screens displaying original photos are smashed up and then re-photographed. Amazing and refreshing stuff, see more of his work on his tumblr site – monsieurchon.
Patternbank are loving the way Harold Hollingsworth re-interprets vintage lettering and embellishments into beautiful layered large scale mixed media paintings. They contain a great deal of texture and depth with the beautiful hand painted vintage lettering dissected and then overlaid on to canvas and panels. For more of Harold’s work check out his website.
We love the technique, energy and colours of Lia Melia’s paintings, she creates this incredible work from her studio in a small English village near Cambridge. She has developed her unique style over many years which involves using powder pigments and solvents and baking them onto aluminium or glass. Check out more of her beautiful paintings at liamelia.com
Patternbank love the sketchy quality in the work of graphic artist Philip Dennis. Trained in illustration at University of Brighton, Dennis spent time in Japan before returning to the U.K. to focus on his illustration. His style is heavily influenced by comic books and the hatching techniques used by artist John Romita Jr. who fired his interest in illustration as a child. Dennis creates his pieces by scanning, layering and collaging his hand drawn images and experimental mark making on the computer, and finally colours them digitally to produce the final artwork.
These completely out-of-this-world cosmic creations are created by Brighton based Photographer Jack Hardwicke. Patternbank are loving the awesome clash of colours and the otherworldly abstract qualities of these pieces. Are they photographs, paintings, scientific experiments or fragments from the outer regions of the universe – who knows?, but one thing is for sure they are incredibly mesmerising and beautiful. For much, much more check out The Eidophusikon, and from October 17th to November 13th during Brighton’s Biennial Photography Festival, Brighton Fishing Quarter Gallery presents an exclusive collection of digital art by Jack Hardwicke. ‘Fragmented Moments’ is a showcase of abstract photography, art and design by one of Brighton’s emerging talents – go check it out.
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