Pick Me Up – Somerset House
If there is one exhibition in a year that I would recommend to people who loves illustration to go it’s Pick Me Up. It always promises a feast to the eyes, with cool illustrations from selected illustrators.
Here are works that I saw and love. Maybe you can see a pattern.
Work by Lynnie Zulu, her work has African influence in it. Love the striking colours and characters, these are print works but looks like a collage. More of her work here.
The next set of work are quite childlike, but I absolutely love it. They are just so fun!
Billy ( Alex Godwin) paints on the streets and his studio. Her work are soo cool! Check out the all her mural and her other work on her blog.
The next set of work is by Isabel Greenberg, I love the bold lines, and how they are based on folklore or made to a folklore like stories, with Gods and animal totems.
These colourful set of print drew my attention because if you look closely there are little people in it doing randomn things.
On the second floor of the exhibition is where the collectives of artists are displaying and selling their work.
This is a very fun floor where the collectives have themes to attract audience, or have an activity you can participate in. Like these:
A collective are usually a group of artist that shares a similar style of work, or theme, or more likely use similar equiptment usually printing gear.
There were also agencies with a selective portfolio artist on the next level, this was when I found Gemma Correll’s work a few years back. This year she also run a session at Pick Me Up, but it was on a day I could not make.
What do you think? Have you got an illustration exhibition similar to this near you? Let me know🙂
Next update would be the things I couldn’t help to buy at the exhibition.