Tuesday, 17 August 2010

currently listening to...

huuuuummmm. DWEAMY.

Hollis Brown Thornton...

Tonight I'm just quickly mentioning one of my current favourite artists, Hollis Brown Thornton.

If you don't know his work you should... using a combination of techniques such as transfer, painting, drawing and CAD, his work generates a humble yet innovative feel, and the photographic imagery has that transparent nostalgic hue I'm instantly drawn to. Theres bits of cheeky humour (in the non-naughty sense) peeping through in a few pieces....maybe I shouldnt be saying that.......maybe its not meant to be. But I do like little girls unaware of wearing giant squiggles on their heads, and anything with Chunk chuffle shuffling on, well, thats always going to gain a smile. 

With todays boundary breakdowns between textile and print design for fashion and interiors, illustration, art, craft, graphics and perhaps even photography, as a contemporary print designer myself I find his works something of an inspiration for us all. With feminine and masculine elements, experimental yet sophisticated colour palettes, techniques that make you wonder 'how'...(always the best pieces) and a feeling of nostalgia with edgy - if you will, 'hip' inspiration coming through. Its just mouth watering stuff don't cha thunk!?!