This week, we’d like to introduce a few artists we think would make fantastic art fusion collaborators. What are the qualifications, you ask? Dynamism, a talent for combining the seemingly incompatible conceptual, textural and material forms, and above all, a uniqueness of vision that has the ability to draw viewers in.
Kate Gibb is a well-established British silkscreen artist. An obsessive printmaker and illustrator, she is best known for the artwork she creates for Chemical Brothers album covers, and non-commercially for her graphic and arresting hand-screened single editions. Juxtaposing cultural, social and visual boundaries – between traditional and innovative, static and dynamic, Kate’s work is both bold and mesmerizing. Involving her in a strategically managed collaboration, Gibb could bring a colourful, yet unpretentious voice to a well-established and traditional brand. The energy and approachability of her work has the potential of connecting with younger and fashion conscious audiences, we feel.
Karel Martens, an internationally renowned Dutch graphic designer and visual artist, has become known over many years for his structural, yet playful and super-colourful visual language. Experimenting with found industrial artifacts, Martens has developed a visual expression that’s capable of penetrating with an extreme force through any medium, be it kinetic sculptures, relief prints or paperwork.
Martens could bring to a brand not only a sense of tactile innovation, but a sense of nostalgia for objects that are disappearing from our daily lives faster than we’d like. Who wouldn’t like to see the objects we take for granted redefined and seen from a brand new perspective?
We will be putting interesting artists in the spotlight on a regular basis so keep an eye out for future posts.