Textile design - aka Dragondesigns
Nikoo Bafti is a British-Iranian artist living in London. After graduating with a BA in Illustration & FdA in Visual Communication from the Arts University of Bournemouth, she worked as an Animation Development Intern at Disney Channels in London before primarily focusing on her personal artwork and freelance.
Nikoo's work takes a look behind a thinning veil to an increasingly forgotten realm of deities, spirits and magic; exploring a playful side of dark mysticism and arcane ritual, conjured through her intensely saturated palettes and delicate, emblematic markings.
In every artwork, I'm making a conscious effort to create a balance between the monochrome and the polychrome element. This co-existence becomes vital, powerful and unpredictable as the artwork progresses.
From a design and moving image background, Charlie Behrens uses unorthodox processes to investigate our relationship to screen-based media.
Alex is an illustrator, writer and sculptor. The main body of his artwork revolves around the world of the Orata, a fictional tale of animal mythology, upon which his first book in a series, 'Seek The Throat From Which We Sing' is based.
His personal illustration serves to expand upon the novel, by depicting both the earthen magic, animal cultures and symbolism contained within. A companion art book will be released later this year, to collect the drawings and paintings that he created whilst writing the first of the Orata series.
Alex is also the vocalist in a number of bands, where he creates self contained narratives and artwork inspired by his favourite authors, and ideologies shared within the band. He is currently part of Morrow and Archivist and previously Anopheli and fall of Efrafa.
Lucille Clerc is a French Graphic designer and Illustrator based in London. She set up her studio after graduating from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Communication Design. She works within the field of editorial design and illustration for books and magazines, mainly, but also for the fashion industry and occasionally creating interior or exhibition spaces.
A lot of her personal work is inspired by London’s architecture and the relationship between Nature and urbanisation. In the past five years she has studied green spaces, both in the cities of London and Paris.
Her work is mainly handcrafted from drawing to screenprinting which allows her to create large scale compositions, architectural portraits of her favourite places and exploring their past and present lives.
Lucille has been a member of printmaking studio PrintClubLondon for the last 7 years, where she has been practicing screen printing.
In the last 3 years she worked for clients including Berluti, Boucheron, Crabtree&Evelyn, DC Comics, Dior, Elephant Magazine, Eurostar Magazine, Fortnum&Mason, Farrow&Ball, Guerlain, Granta, Le1Hebdo, Laurence King Publishers, L’Obs, Marks&Spencer, Nathan, Penguin, Pernod, Plon, Stock, Rivages, Royal Historical Places, SabéMasson, TGV Magazine, The V&A Museum, Winsor&Newton.
Her work has been regularly exhibited across Europe since she graduated, in group as well as in solo shows.
Nadeem Chughtai was born in 1973 and grew up in the suburbs of South London. He has been selling his artwork since the age of fifteen when he negotiated a deal to produce hand drawn posters in exchange for free membership to his local squash club.
Nadeem studied at Epsom School of Art and Design. In January 2000 he became apprentice to Steve Mitchell, one of the world's finest scenic artists within the film industry. Over the following five years he learnt many of the unique skills and techniques used in this breath-taking art form, assisting in the production of realistic scenery backdrops on many feature films, including 'The Bourne Supremacy', 'Alexander', 'Love Actually' and James Bond 'Die Another Day'.
Nadeem has been working independently as an artist since 2005. The Nowhere Man, the faceless and emotive character that features throughout his work, was partly inspired by the miniature scale figures Nadeem observed in architectural drawings on the film sets.
Over the years the Nowhere Man has drawn on and absorbed Nadeem’s life experiences and has evolved into an enduring character that is able to subtly convey the emotions of both the artist and viewer.
My paintings are never an actual place, inspired by my Cornish childhood they are about the an atmosphere and light that can evoke a memory and and an emotion in the viewer.
Andrew MacGregor lives and works in East London.
His work spans illustration, paper sculpture, set design and art direction.
His love for working with sustainable materials, such as paper, on a three-dimensional level has shown incredible results. His graphic style is built on his interest in people, culture, pattern, colour and the natural world.
His portfolio boasts clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Vogue, Vanity Fair, American Express, Easy Jet, British Airways, American Airlines, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, Soho House magazine, Sainsbury's magazine, Harpers Bazaar, GQ, Mens Health, Wired magazine, Arise magazine, The Daily, Richard Learoyd, Tim Walker, Hillman studio, Mazda, Uniqlo, River Island, Darkroom Store, Nike, Addidas, Lacoste, Chopard, Louis Vouitton, MAC make up, Tony & Guy, TK MAXX, Target, Uggs, Una Burke, Master Crafts Union, FT magazine, Getty, Interview magazine Russia, Fault magazine, Doc Martens, Roksanda Ilincic, Piers Atkinson, Balantines, Maxim, ASOS, EAT17, The Assembly & Paul McCartney.
Siobhán is an illustrator, designer and producer, interested in the poetics of space, craft and exploring how stuff works.
Mark McClure Studio embraces bespoke surface design alongside public art, sculpture and gallery works, all in his bold, geometric style. Mark has exhibited widely both in the UK and Internationally.
With a background in visual design and working with wood, paint and other materials – Mark collaborates with interior designers, architects and public bodies to bring the bold, geometric works to both private and public spaces.
The resulting works explore themes of structure, public space and our interaction with the built environment. They both stimulate and complement through their use of materials, colour and composition – reflecting the structural nature of the spaces they inhabit.
Illustrator by day, asleep by night.
Ben Rider is a fluorescent ink obsessed print mercenary, commercial illustrator and teacher. Ben specialises in rough, raw, punky image making bursting with energy and loud graphics and has worked for clients such as Film 4, 5SOS, Heineken, and Samsung.
Ben loves the gratifying nature of print and what it can add to an illustration, the sense of physically making something with your hands has an honesty, it gives work a certain soul and character and to him this acts as a middle finger to the increasingly homogenised slick corporate world sold to us.
Bill Hicks famously encouraged everyone who worked in marketing and advertising to kill themselves.
reading adverts and posters on a busy train or billboard david often agreed with him. but as these adverts decay and rip he found something very pleasing, both in the imagery and how they lose meaning and gain new ones. this was the inspiration for his work.
RICHARD STONE, Fellow and Trustee of the Royal Society of Sculptors, is based in Pietrasanta, Italy and London, United Kingdom. He has an established practice in sculpture and painting, exploring notions of statelessness, collapse and transformation.
His sculptural works illustrate the continued relevance of classical materials and forms whilst in his paintings, hypnotic mark making captures depth, movement and evocations of nature. His work moves in and out of art historical movements whilst displaying its own unique contemporary viewpoints and eccentricity, resulting in works which are distinctly of his, and, our time.
His work is collected internationally and has been recently published alongside Vija Celmins, Kris Martin and Gabriel Orozco and exhibited with Matt Collishaw, Derek Jarman and Michael Raedecker.