Pick Me Up

With graphic art fair Pick Me Up just around the corner, we can offer you an exclusive peak at some of the artists’ work set to feature.

Hammer and Thread 2001, Polly Becker
Hammer and Thread 2001, Polly Becker

This rather foreboding junk food dystopia, replete with ‘sweet’ and ‘sour’ knuckle tattoos, is the work of McBess (Matthieu Bessudo), born in Cannes.

Fat 2010, McBess
Fat 2010, McBess

A 3D animation graduate of multimedia school Supinfocom, McBess now lives in London and is known for a polyphonic character based style influenced by American animation studios.

His monochromatic cartoons are often coloured and modernised by contemporary themes symbols and type.  

Lost in Translantion 2010, Victo Ngai
Lost in Translantion 2010, Victo Ngai

This forlorn rhinoceros effort is by Victo Ngai who came to the Rhode Island School of Design from Hong Kong and now lives and works in New York. Her background which also takes in England, China and Japan has impacted on her design style which is particularly influenced by Japanese Woodblock prints.

Daydream 2009, Yoh Nagao
Daydream 2009, Yoh Nagao

Yoh Nagao based in Aichi Japan takes inspiration from skateboarding, graffiti, hip-hop and street culture. He rose to fame by winning the Shift 2008 calendar competition and works in bright acrylics and colour pencils. 

Children Wonder 2007, Takeru Toyokura
Children Wonder 2007, Takeru Toyokura

An exhaustive line-up has already been announced featuring greats like Anthony Burrill, collectives including It’s Nice That and Print Club London, and much lauded individuals  like Kate Moross and Mr Bingo. 

Cadavres Exquis 2009, Julien Roure
Cadavres Exquis 2009, Julien Roure

See DW https://www.designweek.co.uk/full-pick-me-up-line-up-unveiled/3023635.article , 18 February.

Pick Me Up: Contemporary Graphic Art Fair will take place at Somerset House from 17-27 March 2011.

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