Last Saturday I went to Pick Me Up, Somerset House’s annual contemporary graphic art fair. I met up with fellow illustrators Jo Cheung, Rachel Clare Price, Rachel Lewis, Emma Cowley and June Chanpoomidole. What a talented and lovely bunch.
The Pick Me Up Selects was supposed to be ‘up and coming new talent’. I think some of the artists included might have been a little offended by this title, as many of them had been well known and working in the industry for many years. However there were some fantastic discoveries to be made. Seiko Kato collages were amazing. Fantastically detailed and intricate, with layer after layer of lush flora and fauna.
I also loved Kate Moross’s geometric screen prints. If you’ve ever done screen-printing you will know how tricky is to get that many colours so perfectly registered.
Victo Ngai’s drawings were simply beautiful. They featured unusual perspectives, a rich colour palette and dreamy scenarios.
I was also a big fan of Jessica Hische’s lovely typography.
It was also lovely to see copies of Amelia’s Compendium Fashion Illustration in the shop.
Look out for a more detailed review from me soon on The Young Creatives!