Adam was chosen as the Jealous Graduate Print Prize winner from the MA Fine Art Course at Wimbledon College of Art. This print edition was drawn from an ongoing body of work which sets out to investigate the associations between technology and our need and fascination with it. Adam has had great success since his graduation, winning the FutureMap art prize and being shortlisted for the Catlin Art Prize. In October 2010 his work was selected for group show ‘Transmission’ at the Haunch of Venison. Adam’s Jealous Prize print edition is now held in the Victoria & Albert Museum Permanent Print Collection.Return
Speaking of his practice, Andrew states “In my work I combine elements of observation, abstraction and design. In recent prints I have linked and juxtaposed visual elements from different times and places. An idea is developed that starts with a personal response to the experience of something seen in the landscape and then through drawing and the reductive process of cutting away negative shapes in relief prints and silk screen I try to arrive at a coherent balance of shape, colour and pattern. Working with glimpses, fragments and reflections I have enjoyed revisiting particular moments of observation.
I enjoy the play of positive and negative space and the sequence of building a composition from these parts. Whilst many works have been made exploring the use of multiple blocks I have most recently embarked on more complex single images that appear like windows into other spaces.
After working as a painter for many years I have focused on printmaking as a means to explore colour and scale that seems relevant to my subject matter. “ The print made in the Jealous studio is a five colour screenprint, created from films developed from woodcut blocks. Shapes and patterns replicate themselves across the paper, creating dynamic planes of colour and texture, forming a sequential compostion that seems to speak of seasons, a fixed viewpoint in an unfolding scene. Andrew’s Jealous Prize print edition is now held in the Victoria & Albert Museum Permanent Print Collection.Return
Anna Marrow has been working as a printmaker, illustrator and image-maker for 20 years. She studied Fine Art in Bristol and then Communication Design at Central Saint Martins, specialising in illustration.
She now draws at home and make prints at Spike Print Studio, Bristol, working with household paints, biros, fine liners, pencil crayons and screen print. Most of her prints begin as biro and ink drawings in her sketch book. They are developed into collages, and later become screen prints.
Anna makes surprising, sometimes humorous or alarming images by combining mundane objects and environments with exotic creatures and characters. Pin pointing a specific moment in time, she is often often drawn to objects from her childhood such as 70s televisions, radios and cars which all feature heavily in her work, as do urban and suburban landscapes.Return
Born in Hampshire 1964, Charming Baker spent most of his early life travelling around the world following his father, a Commando in the British Army. At the age of 12, he and his family finally settled in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Baker left school at 16 and worked various manual jobs.
In 1985, having gone back to college, Baker was accepted onto a course at the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s, where he later returned as a lecturer. After graduating, Baker worked for many years as a commercial artist, also developing his personal work. Solo shows at the Truman Brewery in 2007 and the Redchurch Street Gallery in 2009 were followed by a show in New York in 2010.
In 2011, Baker’s London show at the Mercer Street Studios cemented his place as one of the rising stars in the world of Contemporary Art. In 2012, a sculpture entitled ‘Triumph in the face of absurdity’ was displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum, (the piece, a collaboration for the 2012 Olympics between the artist and Sir Paul Smith).
His 2013 LA exhibition entitled ‘Lie Down I Think I Love You’ cemented his relationship with the infamous PMM Art Projects, and caused a mass of media interest across America. Baker’s work explores well-trodden and intrinsically linked themes; life, love, death, terror, joy, despair… with an underlying reference to the classics and a dark humour. Although primarily a painter with an interest in narrative and an understanding of the tradition of painting, in recent years Baker has produced sculptural pieces in a wide and varied choice of materials, (from the anciently traditional to the not so). Baker is also known to purposefully damage his delicate painting, including drilling, cutting and occasionally shooting them with a shotgun, intentionally and inadvertently putting to question the preciousness of art, and adding to the emotive charge of the work he produces.
Damien Hirst says of Baker’s work; “It’s hard to say exactly what makes a painting great… Its flatness and its depth, its ease and its complexity, a kind of preciousness that’s also kind of throwaway, a risk factor. Who gives a damn? Charming Baker’s paintings are great.” All the prints here are made with Charming Baker in our studio.Return
Holly-Anne Buck / Collagism is an artist whose practice centres around collage, it has taken form over a twenty-year practice through the media of video, musical composition, live performance and site specific interventions. Her work focuses on portraiture, particularly exploring ways to represent women in an emboldened fashion, exploring beauty, femininity, tenderness and strength.
Holly-Anne’s work has been exhibited and performed widely internationally including Art Athina International Art Fair (Athens, Greece), Tate Britain (London, UK), The National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia), Gallery Sensei (New York City, USA), The Vaults Gallery (London, UK), The Glamour Bar (Shanghai, China), Eyesore (Tokyo, Japan), Huerto Verde Roma (Mexico City, Mexico), Liverpool Love at Liverpool International Art Fair, (Liverpool UK), Scream Gallery (London, UK) among many others. She has been featured in Arrested Motion, Hifructose, Design Week, The Wild Magazine, Vogue, HookedBlog, LDN Graffiti, Digital Arts Magazine, Desktop Magazine, Run-Riot, Time Out London, The Evening Standard, FAD, We Heart, People of Print, The Glass Magazine, Beige Magazine, Speaker TV, Invisible made Visible, COMPLEX, VNA, Wall Street International, 1883 Digital, Phoenix Magazine, Bite Me Magazine and Self.Styled.
David Wightman was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester in 1980. He gained an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2003. While still at the Royal College of Art, he won ‘Young Artist of the Year’ at the Hunting Art Prizes.
His selected solo exhibitions include Redux, 10 Gresham Street + Halcyon Gallery (2014), Hero, commission for House Arts Festival (2013), Brighton, Paramour, Halcyon Gallery, London (2012), Homage to Loreleia, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (2011), Secret Name, Sumarria Lunn, London (2010), Behemoth and Other New Paintings, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2009), and Aspirations, William Angel Gallery, London (2008). In 2010, he was awarded a Berwick Gymnasium Arts Fellowship by Arts Council England and English Heritage. In 2013, he was selected by the curator of House Arts Festival, Mariele Neudecker, to make a site-specific painting for a disused pavilion on Brighton’s seafront funded by Arts Council England. David has previously collaborated with the fashion label Akris for their Fall / Winter 2014/15 collection.
Born in 1987, accomplished print maker Guy Allen grew up surrounded by Norfolk’s natural beauty. The theme of the animal world is central to Guy’s work and inspiration, and his limited edition etchings showcase his brilliant draftsmanship in a contemporary way.
Guy graduated from Central St Martin’s School of Art in 2011, but discovered his passion for the traditional etching process while studying at the École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 2010. In 2012 Guy trained as an assistant print maker at the highly respected Curwen Studios, Cambridge, under Mary Dalton and Stanley Jones, where he mastered other types of printmaking.
Today Guy works as a full-time artist in his Peckham studio and prints at respected Artichoke Printmaking Studios, accompanied by trusty wirehaired dachshund, Loaf.
To create his pieces, Guy marries the traditional technique of etching with a timeless subject matter and print making processes for a more contemporary twist. The stages involved in creating these original prints include etching, aquatint, screen print and lithography.
Guy has adopted a unique approach to etching by using a stippling effect on the plate, a labour-intensive pointillist technique which gives the images a detailed finish and highlights his skill in freeform drawing and etching.
The horseracing world particularly inspires Guy – he delights in the technical skill required to capture horses’ musculature and movement. Most recently, one of Guy’s etchings, ‘Horse Study Blue’, was awarded runner up at the Society of Equestrian Artists Summer Exhibition at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket.
Guy’s work was exhibited in the prestigious Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in 2013 and 2014, and shortlisted in 2016. He has exhibited internationally in Dubai and New York, and is popular at London’s major art fairs including the Animal Art Fair and the Affordable Art Fair. His work is housed in private collections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Guy is represented by Grandy Art in London, The Red Dot Gallery in Norfolk and a number of galleries throughout the UK, and also works to commission. He has been featured in House and Garden and Country Life.
With exceptional draftsmanship, distinctive style and striking ability, Guy continually experiments with his approach; combining etchings with lithography, linocut, aquatint and gold-leaf, adding colour, texture and a more tonal quality to the work.
Guy has been accepted at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition twice and has shown internationally in Dubai and New York. His work is housed in private collections throughout the UK, as well as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong and he has been featured in House and Garden and Country Life.
Icelandic born artist Kristjana S Williams studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins and quickly gained critical acclaim as Creative Director of Beyond the Valley for 8 years. In 2011, Kristjana S Williams began creating fine art pieces, art prints, furniture and more.
Williams’s inspiration lies heavily with layering nature upon nature and ‘the symmetry in all things living’, which stems from the artist’s childhood in Iceland. When growing up the artist found nature there stark and unforgiving. Never seeing trees or colorful butterflies or exotic flowers – everything seemed grey.
Now in retrospect, she feels the complete opposite as though the colors and landscape are like nowhere else in the world. Each piece created by the artist is its own universe of botanicals, atmosphere and animals, each born and grown from the things that have inspired her since being a child in Iceland.
Williams’ work has become well known throughout the industry winning numerous awards including a D&AD award, Clio Award and a first prize at New York Festivals Grand Prix.
Magda Archer trained at Ravensbourne College of Art, Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art before embarking on a series of group exhibitions. In 1996 she produced artwork for The Beatles Anthology in partnership with Peter Quinnell. Since then she was the co-writer and illustrator for the Harry Hill Fun Book.
Some of the artwork produced for the fun book appeared in Peter Blake; About Collage at the Liverpool Tate in 2000. She participated in the group shows Kiss of a Lifetime at Vane, Newcastle in 2009 and in London Calling at Idea Generation Gallery, London in 2010. She has written and illustrated a children’s book, Watch Out Arthur! published by Harper Collins. In 2010, ‘What The Stars Buy’
Magda’s book where Art meets comedy, was published by POLITE. In 2011 Magda had her first solo show, ‘Crazy Mad’ at the Cornerhouse, Manchester. In 2012 Magda’s paintings were used by Comme des Garcons for their spring/summer Shirt Campaign.
Born in London to Norwegian parents, Magnus Gjoen grew up in Switzerland, Denmark, Italy as well as in the UK. As a contemporary artist Gjoen has exhibited worldwide and questions the notions of beauty by juxtaposing a range of styles and media, incorporating a street and pop aesthetic with a fine art approach. His pieces draw on history and allusion, using existing artworks or fragments from the past to create his own, contemporary aesthetic.
Describing himself as an ‘accidental’ artist, Gjoen studied fine art and fashion design which led to a successful career in fashion, working for brands such as Vivienne Westwood. A move back into the art world came from decorating the walls of his London flat and realising he could do so with his own artworks. Thought-provoking and often-emotional, Gjoen’s art offers a modern spin on old masterpieces or manipulates powerful and strong objects into something fragile yet beautiful. By blending two genres from completely different worlds, his art is about rediscovery, taking things from the past and renewing them for the contemporary market. Breathing fresh air into dusty old paintings found in the far corners of a museum or lending a sense of beauty and grace to typically powerful, even dangerous objects, Magnus Gjoen’s work invites a second look. It’s this ability to engage with the viewer and get them questioning, challenging and thinking that makes him a promising and successful young artist in the contemporary art world.