Apr 1 2012Apr 29 2012
Sam Blown ~ Andy Potts ~ Mark Taplin
Three diverse and extremely talented professional illustrators showcase their work in this month long exhibition.
The humour, clarity, visual rush and response to the day to day ,popular music ,films, culture and industry is all shown in sublime printed images.
Do not miss a chance to see cutting edge illustrators working within the industry today sharing their completely individual talents.
All works for sale and editions available to order.
Sam was born in Dover in 1986, grew up in an antiques shop in Deal and studied Fine Art in Canterbury. After graduating, he moved to Edinburgh to gain some fresh inspiration. Deciding not to be too precious over an idea he produced a drawing a day and posted these every day on his website. Since then he has moved to London where he works as an art-worker and participates in markets and exhibitions armed with his bizarre but accessible illustrations.
As a freelance illustrator my day-to-day work is to answer a client's creative brief so for this exhibition I took the opportunity to showcase some self initiated work. These include travel colleges of London and New York alongside film and music themed portraits, all rendered in ink with my trusty brush pen before screen-printing or digital finishing. I love to mix traditional and modern techniques, hand-crafted elements blended with digital collage and vivid colours. Hope you enjoy.
Born in 1973 Andy Pots is a London based illustrator originally from the West Midlands. Over the last ten years he has worked on numerous commissions for a wide variety of clients in advertising, publishing and design and his eye-catching illustrations have appeared in many international newspapers and magazines. His clients include the BBC, IBM, The Guardian and New Scientist.
Influenced by reading too many 2000AD comics, drawing large scale dogfights on A3 paper and loving Battle of the Planets as much as Henry's Cat, I have grafted in the illustration/animation/multimedia industry for clients such as MTV, BBC, The Guardian, John Brown Publishing and currently working as Animation Director for Landor Associates.
This exhibition will take place in Gallery 3. Our galleries are open 9am - 6pm daily (10am - 6pm Sunday's / 5pm winter hours)