Monday, 5 December 2011

Artist Feature #10: Jonas Beuchert

Stuttgart-based Jonas Beuchert is a broad spectrum graphic designer and artist whose projects are as ambitious as fresh and spontaneous.

Digital dementia, social paradoxes and time/space obsessions are but a few of the themes he deals with. Jonas is the co-founder of Edition Taube

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Artist Feature #9: Mark Lazenby

As a veteran collage artist, Mark Lazenby creates unique visual environments by juxtaposing the odd and the familiar, with a particular interest for vintage objects. In his works text often takes on the role of binding element.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Artist Feature #8: William Edmonds

With its breezy composition to provide a sunny backdrop, Edmonds' artwork has all the excitement of a playground where elemental geometries and colours jump around alongside inspiring slogans.

As well as making pictures, Edmonds is also a trained potter and musician, and is currently based in London. He is one third of Nous Vous.

Artist Feature #7: Liam Stevens

Witness member Liam Stevens is an illustrator and designer based in London. He favours simple materials enabling him to craft an image through expressive lines or graphic shapes.

Liam also creates impressive animations through his co-formed MakeMakeStudio.

Liam Stevens

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Artist Feature #6 Oliver Pitt

Medieval imagery, psychedelic patterns, odd growths, characters and furniture all go hand in hand in Oliver Pitts work.

Creating collages, prints and paintings with great freedom, Mr Pitt effortlessly embraces both the abstract and pictorial.

Oliver Pitt

Monday, 10 October 2011

Artist Feature #5: Leah Fusco

Leah Fusco recently graduated from the Royal College of Art and continues her practice as an image-maker through illustration, painting, moving image and sound. Her work explores landscape and culture, with a focus on the relationship between past and present.

Leah Fusco

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Artist Feature #4: Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber

Alchemic, hypnotic and often paradoxical, Neil and Michael form a pair accustomed to inhabiting a space lying somewhere between the utterly absurd and the all too real. The paintings which sprout from their long-standing collaboration infiltrate the subconscious, their fragile equilibrium begging some concealed emotional question.

The Winnipeg-based duo began working together in 1996 as founding members of The Royal Art Lodge Collective.

Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber 

Monday, 29 August 2011

Artist Feature #3: David Jien

Los Angeles based master of graphite, David Jien weaves stunning panoramas where geometric shapes reminiscent of letters and numbers reside alongside dead forests, owl faced wizards, giants, robots and
aerosol wielding lizardmen in an isometric world. Look long enough at his geometric "letters" one can get the sense that they try to convey some lost information through an archaic language.

David Jien

Saturday, 20 August 2011

I can try again

If you are in Germany this September don't miss more than a hundred drawings by our witnesser Samuele Bastianello, exhibited in the prodigious Yachtklub boat house under Alte Brücke, Frankfurt.

I can try again
Drawings by Samuele Bastianello
September 6 - 11th
Deutschherrnufer/Alte Brücke
Frankfurt am Main

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Art Crank

This Friday a few of our friends will be exhibiting at the art crank's "poster party for bike people" at Look Mum No Hands in Old street. Both Mark Lazenby and Kai Nødland will be displaying their work there amongst many other talented artists. So if you're into bikes and/or art, drop by 19th Feb and get some affordable limited edition art (the prints are all going for an incredible £30 each!)

Look Mum No Hands
49 Old Street
London EC1V 9HX

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Look Mum No Hands

Artist Feature #2: Kai Nødland

This guy's work is all raw energy, made up from the remnants of childhood, that mental freedom and the comical tragedy which we now can recall with great fondness.

Distinctive sketches, colourful digital work, his work is playful as it is varied, containing a simplicity in its ramified structure.

Kai was born and raised in Norway and now lives and works in London.

Kai Nodland

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Artist Feature #1: Samuele Bastianello

We start off our artist features with Witness member: Samuele Bastianello.

From clinical magnetic tree series to his raw sketch-like series, Samuele's work always intrigues and is unrelenting in its honesty and openness. A strong sense of detachment, uniformity and the absurdity of day to day life makes this particular Frankfurt based Italians work stand out.

Samuele Bastianello

Sunday, 17 July 2011

All's well that starts well!

Here it is! The Witness zines first blog post! Isn't it pretty?

So this part of the internet is going to be dedicated to The Witness art zine. We've decided to use this blog to let everyone see whats going on with our zine, to feature our contributing artists and to feature any other artists we want!

The Witness zine is to be a publication where our talented artists will create something around our theme. To keep things simple, we've decided to leave the theme the same as the name of the zine. The Witness being a theme very open to interpretation, there's no way this zine will contain anything but varied and interesting results!

Our contibuting artists are of some of the most exciting artists out there! And our list of recruits is already starting to grow quite well. Keep an eye out for our top bar under the title for links to them all.