Himalayan views by Renie Lamers

Himalayan views by Renie Lamers

Himalayan views is a collection of handmade screenprints. They each tell a story with a minimal colour pallet, layering and well thought out layouts, to catch that overwhelming feeling you get while climbing the largest mountain range in Asia.

It is a combination of so many things that inspire her work: open views, wonders of nature, local villages and animals.

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Every single print holds something for you to keep wondering and find that little something that makes you feel ‘on top of the world’. Renie Lamers uses the entire world around her as inspiration for her prints.

Lose yourself in the mountains, right in the big city.

Himalayan views by Renie Lamers

Recollection by Clover Robin

Recollection by Clover Robin

Recollection is a series of digitally printed, bespoke wallpapers.

The collection merges Clover Robin’s craft aesthetic with digital technology, coupling both the old and new.
The series explores the notion of home and our perceptions and interactions with it. Past, present and future.

Clover Robin creates domestically evocative designs from forgotten archived prints, found imagery, drawing and photography, re-contextualising and collaging them together into new interior narratives.

http://www.cloverrobin.com

Recollection by Clover Robin

Recollection by Clover Robin

Recollection by Clover Robin

2013 Royal College of Art MA collection by Beatrice Larkin

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Beatrice is a London based woven textile designer and a recent graduate of The Royal College of Art. She creates woven textiles for interiors and soft furnishings. Broken mismatched geometrics and grids inspired her MA final collection of Jacquard and Dobby woven blankets and throws. Predominantly working with a bold monochrome palette, she manipulates hand drawings and traditional weave structures, offsetting patterns and scales to meet unexpectedly with the intent to create statement geometrics in a freehand style. Made from wool, cashmere and silk, the finished throws have a desirable handle that convey quality, honesty and longevity.

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Seating by Soojin Kang

Soojin Kang

Craft traditions convey a considered thought process and have always recognised the value in reusing and repurposing. Using tools normally alien to weaving, Seating challenges traditional textile techniques. Repurposing the chairs as a framework for the warp provides a new weave; creating unique patterns and form.
Soojin believes the discoveries revealed throughout the making process are equally as important as the final construction.

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Soojin Kang
Soojin Kang
Soojin Kang
The chair in its now deconstructed state is apparently consumed by the weave, providing opportunity to experience an object in a textile. The purpose and possibilities of Seating can be interpreted in a variety of ways. It challenges a new aesthetic statement, crossing the boundaries of art and design, questioning the borders of textile and furniture design.

Soojin Kang

soojin@soojinkang.net
www.soojinkang.net

De Omnibus Dubitandum by Yiannis Limnaios

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Yiannis’ artistic work has always been linked to drawing and painting. The last few years he has used a personal technique, which is painting with oil colors on plain paper conditioned with cassia.* By using plain paper, which is a fragile material and it can easily be destroyed, and by leaving the rough gesture of the dark brown brushstrokes in full view, he tries, on one hand, to expose the ephemeral of art and existence itself, while on the other to distort the boundaries of the painted work in general. Cassia gives the possibility to create in vacuum, in a non-place, but also due to its effect on the plain paper, lights and shadows, shapes and forms emerge, giving the impression of an embossed scenery.

His themes are mainly anthropocentric and figurative. Creatures distorted or fragmented, surrounded by various objects, mostly irrelevant to each other – at least seemingly – which construct awkward compositions imbued with surreal elements and symbolic meanings. Images plucked from the subconscious, are one of his most important starting points for each work. It forms an “automatic” procedure guiding the outcome into fulfillment.

The unexpected, the unknown and the absurd are things that always fascinate and thrive him. Through it, Yiannis tries to investigate inmost concerns, personal but also eternally human, such as hope, fear, obsession, death. In addition he is interested in translating the relationship between the individual and society. How this struggle is or can be depicted through the absurd. How the absurd ultimately tries to explain the world and how consciousness of mortality, operates as a starting point on the need for communication and consequently creation.

Beginning from Baroque and its drama, passing, with a peek at the romanticism of Symbolism, Yiannis finds himself confronted with “god is dead”, its nihilism, the relentless moral vacuum that it bequeathed and of course the new possibilities and potentials it has provided. This leads me to DADA’ s “art is dead”, where nihilism takes the reins of art driving it, eventually, into subconscious quests, through Surrealism, suggesting an internal gaze – hand in hand with the relatively new science of psychology. Reinstating the need to accept and explain the absurd, the impossible and the unfair, lying hidden in all aspects of life. Here he finds himself intrigued by the way sociopolitical conflict leads us – as the chargeable force of all art and critical thinking – to the radical avant-garde movements, such as CoBrA and Situationists International.

All these personal and artistic concerns shape the content of Yiannis’ work and, simultaneously, are the basic contents of the communication he wishes to achieve with the public.

*Cassia is a material used for painting wood. Usually has a dark brown color.

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Yiannis Limnaios
limejann@gmail.com

http://limejann.wix.com/limnaiosjannes

Land. Sea. Sky. by Annette Waddy-Smith

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Editing landscapes, sometimes to the point of abstraction. Finding and simplifying key structures and shapes to form a considered composition. The starting place: a clear framework from which the painting can evolve.

Annette’s colourful paintings can be admired for the month of September at the Arch Window.

mail@annettewaddy-smith.co.uk
http://www.annettewaddy-smith.co.uk

Land. Sea. Sky. by Annette Waddy-Smith

Land. Sea. Sky. by Annette Waddy-Smith

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Industrious by Lucy Safford

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Evolving from her interest in all things industrial, the electric pylon has been the main source of inspiration for Lucy.

Repetitive, controlled, geometric lines have been a prominent feature which have translated into three dimensional designs that explore line and form on many different scales.

Lucy Safford
lucysafford@hotmail.co.uk
http://www.lucysafford.co.uk

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The Origin of Symmetry by erato

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erato graduated from Mokume and specialised in chemical coloring and patination of metals in Camberwell College of Arts, manipulating glass in St.Martins College and worked with the jewellery designer Yen Duong in Cockpit Arts Center, London. She exhibited in: Sierrad, Amsterdam, Handwerk & Design, Munich. Her work is hosted in selected stores and  museums in Greece. She owns ‘Popeye Loves Olive’ tattoos & jewels art studio in Athens, Greece.

Designing jewellery that is assembled in an abstacted form, creating a multitude of viewpoints plus a multitude of applications. This is what originally leeds erato in making innovative forms and she has a clear interest in the reflection of the viewer towards her jewellery.

erato explores architecture influenced by the avant-garde art movements of Cubism & Constuctivism that later influenced trends as Bauhaus & Destijl movement.

This installation represents the interior of a substructure made of iron bars in wooden blocks. The inception of a building is as significant as the Platonic Solids, with the Cube representing Earth.

eratokosmima.blogspot.gr
eratokosmima@yahoo.com

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Tahuna and Inlay

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Jessica Meek experiments with combinations of materials: hard and soft, natural and synthetic; using both digital and hand-rendered processes to create the unusual aesthetic of her installations.

The pieces hanging in the Arch Window are a development from her Royal College of Art MA collection, inspired by the Islamic patterns of the Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.

Tahuna’s translucent tessellating elements seem to float in mid-air, with windmills spin in the breeze, refracting light through Swarovski crystals.

The wooden tiles of Inlay seem to grow organically across the window. Within each panel a cut lattice of bent tabs mimics the arrangement of the tiles, whilst the mirrored reverse reflects light patterns around the surrounding space.

Jessica Meek is an installation artist, set designer living and working in London. She is co-founder of Nice Spread Collective.

http://www.jessicameek.co.uk
info@jessicameek.co.uk
@meek_jessica
@NiceSpread

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Surreal Rainforest

Kylie Newton

Spring is finally upon us and Kylie Newton’s collection of silk prints have brightened up our studio!
The collection has been digitally printed on to silk habotai, creating a triptych and a smaller collection of A3 prints. The title of the work ‘Surreal Rainforest’ illuminates the combination of unexpected imagery amid abstract compositions.

The concept behind the large-scale work is to transport viewers to an allusive place, exploding with colour. Taking the collection further Kylie has recently created limited edition silk scarves that have been hand-rolled to perfection.

Kylie Newton
Kylie.s.newton@gmail.com

www.kylienewton.co.uk

Kylie Newton

Kylie Newton


Arch Window

We believe that young design talent needs a chance. To be noticed, heard and admired. We use our window in the railway arch as a gallery to showcase the work of graduates and established artists. We partner with St Martins, NDA, Loughborough University and fashion colleges and carefully curate every installation. If you are an artist or a designer and want to exhibit your work, please give us a call or drop us a line at archwindow@gpstudio.uk.com

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