I am very happy to see one of my illustrations on a real live person! I was asked to design an interpretation of a Phoenix Bird using geometric patterns. The result was a Bird with three eyes; one looking to the present; the second to the future; and the last one to the past, next to a hand throwing away the old memories.
See more photos here
I am honoured to take part in ‘A Transient Space’, a five day residency followed by a collective exhibition from 12th – 13th December 2015 in Kings Cross, London.
Seven artists and a group of filmmakers have been invited to create work in direct response to a building, to explore and respond to the space as it is. Number 26 Caledonian road: a labyrinth of corridors, irregular rooms, winding stairs and timeworn furniture. This is where Leo Giordani ran his Italian delicatessen and lived with his family for decades…
The Lavender ad agency commissioned a visualisation of their weird and wonderful animation. I was given total freedom to visually interpret the script and asked to make the illustrations and character design needed for the final movie. The agency then animated the visuals and used them for their Lavender Genus graduate program.
Have a look at some of the illustrations here
I was recently commissioned by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia to illustrate their ‘Member Stories’ initiative. I illustrated John’s personal MS story for their fundraising campaign. Art-directed by The Brand Agency I was asked to create a composition combining text and images that reflected his personality, his struggle and his courage.
See the full artwork here here
‘Underworld’, my latest interactive installation in the basement of the Old Rotherhithe Library will be open to the public only for 1 day, on Saturday June 20th.
The installation consists of a large burial ground of objects from my collection in the Library’s basement that will soon be demolished… People visiting will be invited to rescue the objects they like from the ‘Underworld’ (FREE of charge or on donation).
‘Duality is at the heart of mythology and the basic structure of myth.’ Claude Levi-Strauss, 1968.
‘Desalada’ takes my illustration of ‘Duality’ to the 3 dimensions: we developed the character further with new drawings to print on clear acrylic and display them on layers, appearing as the character has depth in space. Read and see more here.
April 2015 was the first time I took part in an improv session, drawing to the music of The Junk Orchestra and interacting with the movement and performance group Messy Sam.
My drawing was captured with a camera and shown on a big projection which allowed for interaction, not only with the music and the dance, but also with the shadows of the dancers on the wall.
See some photos below!
This is a detail from ‘Memories of the Structure of the Universe II’, the 26 metre long mural I recently created for AMC Hospital in Amsterdam. It’s my second commission for their staff offices following the same ethos as ‘Memories of the Structure of the Universe’; a reminder that there will always be a different way to see life – a surreal, lighthearted and above all personal approach to the marvel of being human.
Click here to see the full artwork and to read about it.
I am delighted to invite all Londoners to my new group exhibition ‘Outside Fixed Patterns’ curated by Art Represent. They have gathered a unique collective of working artists each experimenting with creative textures, materials and form. The pieces in this collection range from furniture to prints and organic matter installations. These singular works share an accessibility often-times missing in contemporary art, in that they fluidly integrate both within a budding art collection or in the interior decor of your home.
November 1st - 15th
Private View & Opening Reception.
Saturday, November 1st 15:00 – 18:00
264 Globe Rd
Last week I’ve had the honour of illustrating a map for the ‘Artistic Undergrowth & Expressive Boskage’ event that will take place on Saturday October 18 @ The Robin Howard Dance Theatre (The Place), a celebration of the “forest of creativity”: the natural ability that art has (just like nature) to penetrate, take over and inhabit time, space & theatres…No comments
Cristina Guitian’s solo exhibition Hinges presents an enigmatic tale of life and death. Using a wide range of media including sculpture, drawing and installation, Cristina explores the infinite and finite, holding time at bay, but also gently letting it go…
Photography: Manuel Vázquez
To introduce their new site my Dutch agents Art Associates asked me for an illustration based on the idea of the Magic Glasses, showing the magic within the site.
’2-headed Christmas’ is a collaborative piece whereby provided with a metal structure, I was invited to create a decorative seasonal display.
I brought together some of the objects collected since 2010 from forgotten corners in London, the installation working therefore as a celebration of the last three years exploring this great city, its memories and artefacts.
This Summer I was invited to take part in the 3rd edition of the street art festival VANG!. Over the Summer period a total of 40 artists were invited to visit Es Castell (a small town on the Spanish island of Menorca) to paint on its abandoned walls.
A massive THANKS to the artists and organisers of the festival Pol Marban and Hombre López.
Hohe Luft, a German magazine about philosophy, recently commissioned me to illustrate 4 of their topics.
The illustrations aim to deal with the complex ethical issue that arose out of Boston Bombing Suspect deaths. They also touch on sensationalism and mass media control in dictating our cultural narrative.