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#SKETCHBOOKTHOUGHTS 199

IN CONVERSATION | PAINTER- JANE CLATWORTHY

09.07.20

“It’s about finding a balance and creating a model that perhaps gives a sustainable return, but not a mega return, because you have a value system that might be changing from sort of huge profits to medium profits and nurturing the community around you.”

-Jane Clatworthy

Jane Clatworthy is a figurative artist based in Earlsfield, London. Her work is based primarily on the male form, exploring concepts of masculinity and vulnerability. It encourages questions and dialogue on the validity of the continuing stranglehold of the patriarchy on today’s culture. In particular, how the nude male body still remains behind almost impenetrable walls of censorship and taboo. [janeclatworthy.com]




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IN CONVERSATION | ABSTRACT ARTIST- BRIAN REINKER

06.07.20

“It’s really nice and inspiring to be able to touch base with other people, see what they’re doing, you know, just to be able to kind of explore within this environment because of what’s available.”

-Brian Reinker



Brian Reinker is an abstract and op-art artist. Working in the language of landscape, architecture, and topography, his colourful abstractions depict real and imagined places with the disciplined approach of an architect. Reinker aims to distill the essence of these places using a variety of techniques and media. His work can be found in collections in the UK, France, Spain, South Africa, Australia, Argentina and the USA. [www.brianreinker.com]










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IN CONVERSATION | CERAMICIST- LILY PEARMAIN

30.06.20

“New builds can be sort of fairly featureless and when plopped into the middle of existing communities that can cause friction or tension especially in kind of deprived areas. I hope the idea of putting studios into ground floors of new developments becomes more of an established thing because it creates a link to the community.”

-Lily Pearmain

Lily Pearmain is a ceramicist in southeast London. She studied Russian at UCL before turning to sourdough baking and then to pottery. She’s driven by experimenting with processes and approaches to clay as a material, while keeping the work clean- often using simple forms and minimal glazing. [ lilypearmain.com]




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#SKETCHBOOKTHOUGHTS 196

THE HOME OFFICE REBOUND

29.06.20

The home office existed traditionally as a separate room, with a door to close from distractions. By the end of the 80’s, laptops were seemingly becoming popular among business-people. Laptops, tablets, and smartphones, as we know them today, are reinventing the “home office,” with over 67% of the UK owning a laptop, the home office can now be at a café, the kitchen table, a sofa, even gardens or parks.

However, during the global lock-down due to COVID-19, we’re now seeing people are missing the confines of the traditional home office. It is interesting as a design studio to see over time the constant rebounding between the traditional and the new age.

#SKETCHBOOKTHOUGHTS 195

IN CONVERSATION | SCULPTOR- ANDRZEJ SZYMCZYK

24.06.20

“As much as London offers a lot of opportunities for exhibiting and acquiring new contacts, which is very important at the early stages of establishing yourself and building your name, once you feel confident and you have enough recognition, it’s good to make a move.”

-Andrzej Szymczyk

Andrzej Szymczyk is a sculptor from Krakow. His sculptures are founded in hyper-realism in both human and animal forms. He carefully studies and analyzes the anatomy of every subject to recreate the subtlest tensions of musculature and movement. This allows him to articulate his vision with high levels of accuracy and gives him the deep understanding of physical characteristics to be able to create something new rather than simply replicate existing reality. [www.andrewsculpture.com]



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EVOLVING | HACKNEY WICK

23.06.20

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IN CONVERSATION | CERAMICIST- MIMI JOUNG

17.06.20




“It [London] has a different energy, which I really enjoy. I think London actually gives me, I wouldn’t call it creative energy, but it has a different air to me.”

-Mimi Joung




Mimi Joung is a ceramist originally from Korea, who gained her masters in ceramics and art from the Royal College of Art. She has developed a range of work through installations, artist residencies and private commissions in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. Her work focuses on issues of “displacement,” with objects addressing a wider discourse, beyond origin and usage, to reference human situations and experience. [mimijoung.com]










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IN CONVERSATION | EMBROIDERY ARTIST- CHLOE AMY AVERY

03.06.20

“It’s just got such a buzz and a diversity that I don’t think many other places have. It’s a very inspiring creative city so leaving the city you sort of lose a part of yourself. For us anyway or for me. ” -Chloe Amy Avery

Chloe Amy Avery is an embroidery artist with a Masters Degree in Surface Textiles for Fashion. She hand embroiders large scale, intricately detailed art-work as well as wearable pieces. Her style is hyper-realistic impressionism, using food and nostalgia as the inspiration for her work. [chloeamyavery.com]








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IN CONVERSATION | PAINTER- TOM FRY

01.06.20

“My expression comes from everything that surrounds me and the idea that’s in the moment, and sort of like, the current state of mind, trying to express that as well. I think whatever environment I’m in that’s always gonna have an impact on the way the finished piece looks.” – Tom Fry

Tom Fry is a painter and visual artist who explores his mental states and societal observations with his abstract style. His love of London’s urban street art culture, combined with his unique experience as an evolving voice can be viewed in his wide array of bold pieces. [tomfrystudio.com]

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IN CONVERSATION | DESIGNER- ADAM NATHANIEL FURMAN

28.05.20

“London is kind of everything. It is what’s defined my way of seeing the world. It’s allowed me to be who I am, I don’t think I could be who I am if I hadn’t been brought up in London.” – Adam Nathaniel Furman

Adam Nathaniel Furman is trained in Architecture and Fine Art, working in areas of products, interiors, writing and teaching. His designs are “always approachable, usually adorable, often cheeky, and take inspiration from a passionate & lifelong exploration of the themes of Queerness, colour and ornament as a political- aesthetic project, with his objects, artwork, spaces & installations invariably being embodiments of the diasporic, fluid & roaming cultures that surrounded him as he grew up and continues to fascinate & inspire him to this day.” [adamnathanielfurman.com]

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