Friday, 1 May 2015

Man's Best Friend

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The Last Big Cat, 59.4x42cm
Printed on German Hahnemuhle Etching paper
Limited edition of 30

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The Trap, 59.4x42cm
Printed on German Hahnemuhle Etching paper
Limited edition of 30

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Don't feed the elephants, 59.4x42cm
Printed on German Hahnemuhle Etching paper
Limited edition of 30

Big thanks to everyone who came down to Bat Country Collective Man's Best Friend exhibition opening last night, I had a great time! Also big thanks to Fika for having us and for helping us organise it all. The exhibition will be up until the 1/7 so if you missed it last night there is still time to check it out. Here's are some of my prints for the show, I will upload some photos from our opening night later.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Hello you!

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Working on a gigantic print to the upcoming "Man's Best Friend..?" exhibition at Fika, here's a sneak peek.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Man's Best Friend…? Exhibition

Bat Country Collective are exhibiting at Fika in London!

The exhibition is raising quiestions regarding Man's Best Friend and features new work from the London & Stockholm based illustrators behind the collective;

Karin Söderquist
Emma Farrarons
Dani's Drawings
and Åsa Wikman

The exhibition opens 1/5 and will be up and running until the 1/7 at Fika, Brick Lane , E1 6SB London

Private View 30/4 6-9PM, Welcome to join us!

See you there!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Exhibition time - sketch book up!


It's nice to finally have some time to draw again!  Currently I am working on new prints for a upcoming exhibition with Bat Country Collective, the name of the exhibition is "Man's Best Friend" and at the moment I have so many ideas that I think that my brain will explode and the ones that I have tested so far I am not really happy with so I have a few very busy weeks ahead. Wish me luck!

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I have been fascinated in how some people have close relationships with wild animals for a very long time and have spent hours watching youtube videos of people cuddling with their cheetahs, lions and tigers, playing and swimming with wolfs, foxes and even white sharks and polar-bears. There's a lot that could be said about this, personally I don't even have a cat as I think it would be cruel in my tiny flat with no garden and of course I would much rather have a lion running free in the wild then being someone's pet but let's leave that debate aside and just look at the relationship that some people have with their animals for now and also remember that not all of these animals have been captured, some have been saved by humans and would not have been alive without them.

I would like to share one of the films I have been watching with you, it's about Chito & Pocho in Costa Rica, a man and his best friend, a crocodile - watch it and try to not be amazed.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Time to wake up from the winter sleep and play!

I have been hibernating for a while but now I am slowly coming back to life!

For me it has always been important to play and experiment, I never wanted to work in just one way and in one style - I find that quite unchallenging and boring and want to develop and try new things.

Currently I am getting bits and pieces together, running around London with my camera and has started to play with my ideas for a new print and pattern collection, this time I will work with mixed media and graphics.

I like to work with collage now and then as it's a very different way of working and feels more free and less controlled then drawing and I can get some use of my love for photography.

Let's see how it goes.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

I Like: Advanced Style

Images from the Advanced style blog.

Hi Everyone,

I have been awfully quiet lately, I have been busy enjoying London city; cognac and cocktails in dim-lit  pubs and hidden bars, long walks and exhibitions but also my new hobby; kick boxing - and of course, new exciting projects!

I will exhibit with my Bat Country Collective gang this spring in east London so I am looking forward to that and will keep you posted, until I can share all the new stuff with you I wanted to share a short documentary that I really liked, "Advanced Style", based on Ari Seth Cohen's blog with the same name.

I am well aware of that there's more important things going on in this world then fashion and elderly women walking around the streets of New York dressing how ever they feel like but this is about more if you ask me and in a world obsessed and focused on young people and beauty how inspirational and cool it is to see women at the age of 70-100 being happy, confident, absolutely gorgeous and enjoying life!

See it and let me know what you think.

That's it for now, enjoy your weekend!