Lynnie Zulu

LynnieZuluAdmiring the vibrant artwork of UK-based illustrator, Lynne Zulu. Her illustrations indicate a strong African influence:  colorful, energetic, exotic with a bold tribal appeal.
She says this of her work in an interview with creative website, It’s Nice That:

“My work used to be quite stripped back, pen to paper; no crazy embellishments or juxtaposing of materials. Now I feel I’ve grown into my work and by experimenting with photoshop I’ve found it to be hugely influential as to how I now approach a piece, taking layers and effects into greater consideration. Sketchbooks have always been a huge part of my work because my work is so spontaneous as it’s always a surprise to see how my illustrations evolve.”

Images: Courtesy of Lynnie Zulu.

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Jessica Harrison

JessicaHarrisonLove these tattooed ladies of refinement created by Edinburgh-based sculptor, Jessica Harrison. The artist uses found ceramics and paints traditional tattoo images of skulls, hearts and daggers on these demure, feminine figures. She explains the juxtaposing as follows:

“Moving beyond a bi-directional model, Harrison proposes a multi-directional and pervasive model of skin as a space in which body and world mingle. Working with this moving space between artist/maker and viewer, she draws on the active body in both making and interpreting sculpture to unravel imaginative touch and proprioceptive sensation in sculptural practice. In this way, Harrison re-describes the body in sculpture through the skin, offering an alternative way of thinking about the body beyond a binary tradition of inside and outside.”

Images: Courtesy of Jessica Harrison