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