Even now with an extended closing date there’s still only 7 more days to check out the Hear Me Roar exhibition and I highly recommend getting down to the printspace in Hoxton if you are nearby. Curated by Skull & Heart, an online art gallery, the exhibition is only showcasing female artists and illustrators who are currently rising in the world of design. The pieces have been beautifully selected and there is something for everyone – the perfect opportunity to update a few prints in your home for an absolutely reasonable price too.
Keeley Sheppard | www.keeleysheppard.com
Of course I was so blown away by Keeley’s work that I didn’t actually take a picture of it (keep an eye out for it on Instagram when it arrives though!) Her work is bold and refreshing with characters that you want to be/ need to be friends with. After looking at her site she’s also a dab hand at animations so definitely one to watch.
Kristyna Baczynski | kristyna.co.uk
I loved the mix of purple, green and orange in Kristyna’s prints. I instantly thought of a friend who would appreciate the pieces but since checking out more of her work I’m even more taken myself. With some great animations and very cute notebooks, Kristyna creates a lot of mythical creatures and atypical characters, all with contrasting colours and detailed lines. I’m especially a fan of her patterned projects and unique illustrated typography.
Kate Prior | www.kateprior.com
Kate’s tongue in cheek posters had me chuckling from the get-go so I had to claim one for myself. I love a nice thick line paired with a few brash colours so in a sense I’m sure that because I ended up purchasing a monochrome piece there will be plenty more to come my way. She’s also actually the sassy lady behind those urban outfitters stickers you get with your delivery and recently created a hand painted facade for the Urban Outfitters photo booth at It’s Nice That’s Here London 2015.
Ciara Phelan | ciaraphelan.com
By mixing both analog and digital images Ciara creates abstract images that are playful and energetic. Although her designs can be vintage-inspired and pretty floral for magazine clients she can also convey strong messages through her work as showcased on a recent project on feminism for The Guardian. The collages shown at Hear Me Roar are entitled String Theory and they feature geometric, monochrome doodles along with a pop of pastel pink. Such a great use of mixed media to create pieces that are raw and edgy.
Here’s a full list of the all-female line-up:
Brie Finn / Bunny Bissoux / Caitlin Hackett / Chelsea Shoneck / Christina Mrozik / Ciara Phelan / Claudia De Sabe / Elena Gumeniuk / Ellannah Sadkin / Emily Forgot / Hannah Adamaszek / Hannah Truran / Hannah Waldron / Helena Perez Garcia / Jess Das / Kate Prior / Keeley Sheppard / Kristyna Baczynski / Laura Callaghan / Lauren YS / Leah Stewart / Liane Plant / Lou Hopper / Lucy Snowdon / Lynnie Zulu / Marjolein Caljouw / Miss Led / Muxxi / Pippa Toole / Sam Dunn / Shae Detar / Suzi Kemp / Tasha Wild / Yema Yema
Skull & Heart is currently on show at the printspace until the 28th July 2015, 74 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DL. Why not combine it with a trip to the Hato shop as per my previous post? All of the prints are also available to buy in a number of sizes from: art.tt/t3t