5 September 2016–16 September 2016 This show, Andrew Baker’s first solo outing, celebrates his contribution to the world of editorial illustration and offers a preview of his illustrations for a major new book, ‘BODY, The Graphic Book of Us’, due for release later this year. Andrew is an award winning illustrator with work spanning editorial, advertising and packaging projects. This collection of work explores how his characteristic blend of colour, design and wit has brought to life the pages of a galaxy of publications from Vogue to Nature, from Design Week to The Times. On display alongside original artworks are covers, pages, tear sheets and endpapers showing his images in the context of the printed page in all its variety. The exhibition will be showing at The Coningsby Gallery from the 5th - 16th September 2016, open daily from 10am until 6pm, Mondays to Fridays. The Private View will be held on Tuesday 6th September from 6.30-8.30pm.
We are delighted to introduce you to the talented artist Jon Fox. Jon is a praised illustrator and painter, known for his dynamic structures and vivid use of colour. His work spans across publishing, murals and EP covers. Born in the UK, he has studied in Bristol and Brighton (Fine Art Painting) and participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Égrégore: The Zenith of Pop Surrealism at Yves Laroche Galerie d’Art, Montréal (2014), and has held solo shows in various cities around the world. "A child of the 80s, he was initially attracted to Japanese and American cartoons, comics and computer games, along with hip hop and the graffiti styles that came with it. Drawing on personal introspection, Fox juggles narrative and pictorial composition to produce vivid mindscapes, layered journeys in search of an underlying energy and balance." Click here to see more of Jon's work click here.
We're excited to announce a group showcase of Début illustrators' prints and artwork at the Coningsby Gallery. This exhibit will run from Monday 8th August until Friday 2nd September 2016, open 10am-6pm daily, Monday to Friday. Prints will be displayed from international artists, the majority of which are for sale online through the Coningsby Gallery Shop. Artists include: Peter Strain, Vince McIndoe, Craig Robinson, Walter Newton, Stephan Walter, Patrick Morgan, Katie Edwards, Katherine Baxter, Sarah Hanson, Joe Wilson, H.Y.T Studio, Chris Skinner and Yehrin Tong.
Jacquie Boyd has been asked to create a set of characters and artwork for the 'Be Great Donate' Campaign launched by the charity Scope. Jacquie developed three main characters for the campaign: Chris, Fiona and Sophia, along with print material such as window posters, postcards and till-point signs. They are on a mission, each in their own way, to de-clutter, clear out and donate unwanted clothing to support Scope's work with disabled people and their families. More info about the campaign can be found on Scope's main webpage and Facebook page. To see more of Jacquie's portfolio click here.
We are delighted to welcome artist Chris Skinner to Début Art. Chris joins us as a highly successful illustrator and designer. He has worked for a variety of companies across a range of sectors and media, including interactive, broadcast, motion graphics and print. For the last 6 years Chris has worked as a freelancer and has focussed on illustration work. Chris uses a mixture of techniques in his exceptionally detailed illustrations, including traditional media, 2D digital, 3D modelling and digital sculpting. He also works with motion graphics using 3D and 2D techniques to create style frames and videos. Previous clients include: Marvel, DC Comics, 20th Century Fox, Studio Canal, BBC, Ubisoft, Universal, 2waytraffic, Mondo, Acme Archives, Marks & Spencer and ASDA. Chris also regularly exhibits art in pop culture galleries across America, and his limited edition screen prints are highly sought after. To follow his work click here.