Written by Peter Stitson on April 19, 2011
Painter Beatrice Boyle will be exhibiting and selling her work at 3939 gallery from January 20th 2011. Also available to buy on our online shop throughout 2011.
Beatrice Boyle initially gained recognition at her London College of Fashion degree show at the Royal Academy in 2008.
In the two years since, Beatrice has collaborated with Browns Focus on a collection of pieces printed with her work, worked with American Rag Cie and Dazed Japan and had a series of exclusive pieces of work featured in Elle.
Having studied BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins previous to her degree at London College of Fashion, Beatrice is immersed in both the worlds of Art and Fashion. She initially started working in this recognisable method using found images, ripped from glossy fashion magazines and advertising campaigns, flawless images of models were destroyed by the paint, creating an aesthetic and subtext entirely different from the original depiction of glamour and intent to evoke desire in the viewer in order to sell commodities.
In recent work Beatrice has used her own photography as the initial point for her paintings, selecting the model and constructing the image entirely, adding another process to the method by which she makes her work.
The artist’s work has gained significant press in the UK and Internationally, including features in Harper’s, Grazia, The Sunday Times Style, Plastique, Dazed & Confused and Elle and Vogue online.
Written by Peter Stitson on January 16, 2011
Illustrator and animator Yuko Kondo will be exhibiting and selling his amazingly surreal, colourful and graphic pop art at 3939 gallery during November and December 2010. Pick up some beautiful limited screen and digital prints! Also available to buy on our online shop throughout 2010-2011.
Yuko Kondo graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2003 with an MA(hons) in Communication Art and Design. Since then he has worked full time as a freelance illustrator, art director and animator, who is fast becoming in demand with major brands and creatives alike for his vibrant and intelligent work. Yuko has spent the last eight years building up an impressive client base.
In 2006, Yuko received a D&AD nomination, which brought him to the attention of international brands such as Nike, Play Station, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and more.
Yuko participated in many exhibitions across Europe, USA and Japan and published his first book ‘Too Fat, Can’t Fly’.
Through his work, Yuko aims to ‘entertain’ the viewer, with his bold use of colour, pattern and repertoire of surreal and often darkly humorous characters. He takes much inspiration from the world of Pro-Wrestling.
When he was 15 years old his dream was to become a professional wrestler himself. He tried to go through the wrestling exam but he was to skinny and small at the time so his dream didn't come true. But he wouldn't give up and so he decided to express himself in a different way through the wrestling. He loves Mexican wrestling called “LUCHA LIBRE” meaning ‘free fight’. It’s totally entertainment style with colorful costume, masks and fun. Their performances are a lot acrobatic style that is really beautiful. These are roots for his works.
Written by Peter Stitson on August 08, 2010