Tipped as an artist to watch in 2020, Lene is a Danish artist based in London, working from her studio in Crystal Palace, South London as a full-time visual artist and freelance graphic designer. Typography and grids drift in and out of her pieces creating haunting images and surprising messages. She often creates her work by incorporating unusual materials, often recycled.
Sir Peter Blake is a British pop artist, best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band & the cover of the Band Aid single "Do They Know It's Christmas?"One of the best known British pop artists, Blake is considered to be a prominent figure in the pop art movement.
Creating beautiful hand crafted linocuts & screen prints from his studio in Worcester, Chris Bourke started his career running the independent skate shop, Spine. Influenced by tattoo imagery, religion/religious art, music, nature & politics, he designed the Poetry of The Deed album cover for Frank Turner.
A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Adam lives and works as an artist in Cambridgeshire. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2006, Bridgland has used a diverse range of materials and working methods to pursue an incisive and often witty exploration of distinctively British sentiments.
Lucy Bryant is a contemporary multi-media artist and graphic designer. Having graduated from the University of Derby, Bryant is less defined by her formal art training than by her loose, creative approach & varied influences, which include Pop Art & the Punk music scene. Responding to contemporary culture, Bryant’s art subverts the everyday and the banal.
Dominic Bradnum is a visual & audio artist working in Brighton. Dominic pioneered the style of neon painting, creating very distinctive, highly saturated images of neon lights in oil paint. Dominic manages to capture the flickering, incandescent qualities of neon light brilliantly through building up layers of paint on canvas.
Colin Brown has an established & ongoing record of research and creative practice. For over thirty years he has built up a strong international career profile, with regular exhibitions of his paintings throughout the UK, Europe and America. In his current work Colin pulls together random elements and fragments into closely controlled compositions.
Alex Bucklee’s art explores contemporary social and personal themes such as
loneliness, homophobia and political apathy. His humorous and graceful work attempts to help tackle the problems within society and his own mind by sparking discussion.
Gerry is part of a new generation of print-makers combining cutting-edge digital illustration and the time-honoured discipline of screen-printing. His work focuses on the relationship between people and iconic places.Buxton's prints are based on his photographs. By combining many photographs from the same location he captures much more than just a snap shot of a single moment of time. The final prints are an idealised version of the scene and capture a progression of time into one single image, charting the progress of different characters as they make their way through the scene.
A self taught artist, Scott has been developing his unique style of paintings since 2008. Unable to categorise his work into any specific genre, he happened upon the phrase 'Sui Generis'; Latin for 'of its own kind' or 'Unique in its characteristics'. This seemed fairly apt for his supercool sculptures!
Citing his main influences as a well spent youth dancing in disused warehouses and playing pixelated games, arl Cashman is a contemporary artist based in Devon, who creates stunning, vibrant geometric-based optical art.
If you've ever visited Brighton, you may well have seen Brighton based Cassette Lord's work covering the green electrical junction boxes around the city. Influenced by the pop art aesthetic, his bright, cheery pieces are great fun.
Working incognito, Catman's identity remains a mystery. Their work is often politically charged or created as a social commentary. Much of his street art can be seen around Whitstable in Kent.
After graduating in 2008, Gemma worked within the fashion industry as a print designer. Her contemporary style experimenting with pattern and texture has now been applied to her artistic practice. Her beautiful artworks have crossed from high street fashion labels to gallery walls, interiors and street art murals.
Artists Mike Snelle & James Golding have taken the art world by storm under the pseudonym, The Connor Brothers. They entered the art scene as fictional characters, Franklyn and Brendan Connor, American twins brought up within an extremist Christian cult known as 'The Family'. As children, the twins were deprived of access to information from outside of their commune. This ruse lasted until October 2014, when their true identities were revealed.
Dex is a Londoner. An artist and graphic designer, who works in a range of media from illustration to typographic animation. Best known for his highly creative typographic maps, that have featured in numerous publications, and have been exhibited widely.
Pop Art, Dada, Surrealism, Rock & Roll graphics have influenced John Dove & Molly White since they started working together is the late 1960s. Their "multiples" are a master class in screen prints, with simply stunning paper & the deepest inks.
Mike Edwards is one of the pioneers of contemporary Typographic Art. In the Word Paintings - or Text Portraits - each single letter is rendered in a separate colour. When viewed from a distance the letters merge to create an image with a photographic-like quality.
Primarily a painter, Glasgow based Tinsel Edwards practice also includes printmaking, working with found materials, installation and public ‘art stunts’.Tinsel’s art responds to a wide variety of contemporary social and political issues whilst also referencing her everyday experience. Her paintings offer biting social commentary entwined with humour, emotion and honest autobiographical narrative.
Born in London, Ben Eine is one of the most successful street artists in the world and is regarded as a pioneer in the exploration of graffiti letterforms. Originally a graffiti writer, Eine started his career over 30 years ago, leaving his first tag all over London before developing his distinct typographic style.
Gareth is currently best known for his artworks ‘My Father’s Books’. Each book is represented as a delicate hand cut swallowtail butterfly and is finished with a varnish or crushed glass. The butterflies are laid on textured Bainbridge mounts then mounted between two frames chosen to represent the specimen cases you may find in the Natural History Museum.His latest series, ‘Geisha’, presents exciting, surreal, yet calm and captivating images. Drawing inspiration from a childhood 2000A.D. comic obsession and a classics degree, the blend of vintage, retro and contemporary is clear to see. He uses a mix of photography, digital techniques, hand applied finishes as well as traditional pencil and brush work to achieve the finished pieces.
Christian Furr won recognition of his enormous talent early in his career. At just 28 he was the youngest artist commissioned to paint an official portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. Today Christian focuses on keeping oil paint a fresh contemporary medium, and is continually interested in the exploration of new concepts. Christian examines everyday objects looking to reach the essential nature of his chosen subject, be it a flower, a still-life or a measure of cheese.
Based in East London, Charlotte Gerrard produces beautiful, highly original animal paintings & screenprints. Her prints focus on feathered animals, primarily ducks. They are all one-offs or very small editions. There are some lovely hound prints too!
Born into a family of Cornish pirates & smugglers Emma developed an obsession with treasures early on in life. She creates painstaking artworks out of miniature hand-crafted components, often involving precious and curious materials. Emma worked for Damien Hirst for a total of 7 years, including the installation & exhibition of his infamous "For The Love of God" diamond encrusted skull at it’s UK unveiling in London.
Born in London to Norwegian parents, Magnus Gjoen grew up in Switzerland, Denmark, Italy as well as in the UK. As a contemporary artist Gjoen has exhibited worldwide and questions the notions of beauty by juxtaposing a range of styles and media, incorporating a street and pop aesthetic with a fine art approach. His pieces draw on history and allusion, using existing artworks or fragments from the past to create his own, contemporary aesthetic.
Pam Glew is a contemporary British artist, known for her unique bleaching technique on vintage flags and fabric. Antique American quilts, brocade and old jeans are dyed black and painted freehand with mixed media paint. The portrait slowly develops in the painting process resulting in an image emerging from the textile.
grAzie is a New Zealand born visual artist based in London. Her distinct style blends inspiration from fashion, music and pop and youth culture to create works that are impactful and evocative. She repeatedly turns to a distinct colour palette bringing to life a series of bold and provocative pieces that merge underlying eelements of pop, street and abstract art.
As an accomplished and inventive screen printer, Martin eschews photographic & digital techniques, hand painting his stencils directly onto the screen to create his unique screen prints. Martin's work is created at his studio in South London.
Glasgow based, Steven perfected his 3D collage & print technique during a spell in Canada.
Henry Hate is a London based visual artist & tattoo artist whom works from both his tattoo studio in Shoreditch East London, and his art studio in Bermondsey south east London. Henry Hate’s work reflects his fascination with Sin & Salvation, Damnation & Redemption, Consumption and Corruption
After studying graphics at college Antony, under the name H, teamed with partner Pez and quickly rose to become one of the foremost artists in the late 80’s Rave scene. With this growing popularity there became a constant demand for bespoke commissioned murals and paintings. These works challenged H’s skills to explore new directions in medium and style, providing a great foundation for what lay ahead.
Keith Haynes is a contemporary artist whose work is driven by a passion for music and design. Nostalgic and playful, Haynes has carved out a contemporary Pop Art niche, blending subject and object through his use of culture ‘clutter’ - button badges, album covers, and vinyl all feature heavily in his original artworks. With his flare for design, Haynes creates work of striking visual acuity, playing with texture, colour, and composition to generate an eye-catching aesthetic.
Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol and grew up in Leeds. In 1984 he moved to London, where he worked in construction before studying for a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths college from 1986 to 1989. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995.
Since the late 1980’s, Hirst has used a varied practise of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death.
The London based artist Illuminati draws on his punk roots and lifelong passion for rock music, its attitude, articulation and cultural dynamism. Using vintage and historic flags, clothing and distressed materials which he crowns with neon and in doing so brings new life to these lost materials and phrases.Every neon art piece is hand blown to the highest standard and created in Illuminati's west London studio.
This artist is one of the most notorious and prolific graffiti writers in UK history to emerge out of the 80’s Bristol scene. Painting alongside 3D, Crime Inc, Nick Walker and Banksy, in 1989 the ‘Kingpin’ was arrested as the head of 72 other writers in the UK's largest ever Graffiti bust, Operation Anderson and went on to come 2nd in the 1989 world street art championships. Since then his work has been keenly sought by worldwide collectors.
Clare's practice evolved as a result of a move from London to the most Easterly town in England. Living in an industrial landscape has highlighted a long held love for practical buildings where form follows the function. Now dividing time between Lowestoft and London Clare hunts country wide for suitable industrial buildings and landmarks.
Bricoleur, agent provocateur, wordsmith, artist, hoaxer, and collaborator, Brian Jones spent five years studying art and art history, gaining a degree in Fine Art at Liverpool Polytechnic. During his time there he was was tutored by Jamie Reid. Subsequently he began assisting and collaborating with Jamie Reid on various projects, exhibitions & events.
Urban artist & trainspotter
Generally considered one of the most provocative artists of his generation, Hayden's work often critiques social media, popular culture & world politics.
K-GUY has bombarded the urban art scene with his incisive observations & visual comments about life in 21st century. He often uses discarded trash and found objects as the basis or medium for his work or degrades his imagery on purpose to add depth and texture. He has added a fresh slant with his thought provoking street installations which have attracted worldwide media coverage.
FOR THE PAST DECADE M.K. KOMINS HAS BEEN PASSIONATELY COMMITTED TO THE PURSUIT OF CREATIVE EXCELLENCE. BASED IN PHILADELPHIA, SHE DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM THE POLITICALLY VIBRANT, COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS OF ITS ARTISTIC COMMUNITY. HER WORK USES HYPER-STYLIZED, BOLDLY SATURATED COLORS TO EXPLORE THE WORLDS OF HUMANITY AND CULTURE.
Living & working in the north east of England, Lusky produces historically & politically motivated work which is designed to challenge the general status quo and nonsense we are continually fed on our news channels in the west. Working with canvas in oil and acrylic he also paints satirical pieces on US American dollar bills.
A stencil artist based in the UK, M.One creates cool urban landscapes
Rebecca Mason is a UK-based artist who has been working with neon and text since 2013. She has exhibited widely in the UK & has collectors across the globe. As well as original neon works, Rebecca also offers beautiful limited edition prints
Millie McCallum went to Newcastle University and studied Fine Art. Since then she has established herself as a leading contemporary artist, exhibiting internationally. The inspiration for her paintings comes from nature with a particular fascination for birds & animals.
As a self-taught artist Pete has developed a signature style partially influenced by his years as a professional cartoonist.His work explores various themes including working-class culture and humour.
Louise McNaught completed her Fine Art Degree BSc (Hons) in 2012 at the University of Greenwich, and she has continued to work as a professional artist ever since. Louise‘s creations feature nature and animals, where the animals are God-like, sublime and ethereal in their presence and depiction.
Scott Mackie started doodling from a very early age and all through school and art school. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Scott now works solely with ballpoint pen, sometimes combined with spray paint on paper to create contemporary modern pieces. Scott has also developed a fascination with historical documentation and incorporates these with ballpoint pen drawings of animals to musical and movie icons.
Russell Marshall is an award winning newspaper designer and journalist living and working in London. His work reflects 25 years in the tabloid industry, reinterpreting often well known images with his own particular magic.
Mixed media artist Graeme uses recovered & vintage mirrors to create stunning artworks
Michelle Mildenhall is an artist who creates unique, striking portraits. Through her stylized imagery, Michelle seduces the viewer into a world of disconcerting beauty and mystique. By using popular but somewhat taboo themes of sexuality, fetishism and subversion, she creates work in which a fascination with the subject evolves.
Carl makes work that sits on that fine line between comedy & tragedy, coupled with a pinch of the absurd. Works include animals pretending to be other animals, animals in the act of comedic suicide and another body which plays on the semantics of ice-cream. His Dripsters are bold and colourful animals with their clear markings reduced down to individual drips of paint, which appear bar code like in their simplicity.
Mr. Brainwash rocked the art world with his innovative and fearless style. He uses elements from pop
art’s past and the raw components of his street art beginnings to create larger-than-life exhibitions and
Mr Sly is a British Artist known for his mixed media collages. His contemporary interpretation of 20th Century pop culture, combined with bold and graphic images offer his signature style.
James Mylne is a British contemporary artist known for his drawings in ballpoint pen. His technical abilities with the unorthodox art medium have earned Mylne recognition in Europe and the UK, where he is considered among the leaders of the genre.
My Dog Sighs's style is characterised by the combination of melancholic and often naive portraiture with the use of found materials including abandoned food cans. My Dog Sighs is fast becoming an important figure on the contemporary art scene.
A native of Chile, Otto Schade brought his vibrant art to the UK in 2005. After attaining an architecture degree in Concepción, Otto began his career as an urban sculptor. But it was his fascination with surreal art that led him toward his passion to paint. Combining his love for architecture and art, Otto began painting creative pieces with one-of-a-kind urban contemporary themes. Originally starting with oil paint on canvas, Otto explored various styles and mediums from collages, to illustrations, to stencil free-hand spray paint on canvas and walls.
Street art duo, PAHNL paint miniature people, dogs, cats and birds out in the street. Going strong since 2006, they use stencils, stickers, posters, animation, screen printing, sculpture, film and photography to bring their small world to life.
Horace Panter graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Coventry’s Lanchester Polytechnic in 1975. It was there that he met Jerry Dammers and together they formed The Specials, a band that went on to become one of the most defining British bands of the 1980s. A huge fan of pop art, Horace's work is a joy.
Trafford's funky screen prints are an affectionate nod at popular culture. From James Bond through to Marilyn Monroe via Godzilla, Trafford's prints are simply stunning.
Terry Pastor is an artist probably best known for his iconic album artwork for David Bowie's Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust. While it is these albums that usually grab the headlines, in reality this work is just one element of Terry Pastor's career. Over the past 10 years Terry has worked mainly using digital media, although some of his work also incorporates traditional airbrush technique, mainly when he enjoys collaborating with other artists and photographers.
Dan Pearce is a mixed media artist based in a South East London. Following college he moved to Sydney where he honed his creative skills and fell in love with urban art. He set about mixing modern day influences of Dface, Shepard Fairey with his older art college influences of Warhol and Lichtenstein, carving out his own style, a unique explosion of energy and colour. Dan is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s most talked about & collectible artists.
Pegasus is the tag name of London-based American street artist, Chris Turner. Pegasus’ signature pop-meets-street style is immediately recognisable. Pegasus creates striking images of cultural icons through a unique process of layering detailed, hand-cut stencils coloured with bright, explosive aerosol spray paint.
After a decade spent producing digital illustrations and designs for online games, Richard sold his business and took up screenprinting full-time. His work ranges from explorations of colour and geometry in his pylon-inspired prints, to a series of banknotes for the fictional "International Bank of Popular Culture" and his ongoing series of covers for fictional magazine "Endless Week".
Mostly known as just Petty. Half Irish, half English, London born & based Mark is a self taught image maker & artist. He is addicted to the visual arts with a staunch creative curiosity. Specialising in hand-pulled screen prints, diamond dust, gold leaf and glass featuring heavily in his work.
PINS is a multi-disciplinary British artist who has an insatiable desire to connect and engage through his work. Based in London, his entrepreneurial mind and ambition formed his philosophy & strap line: Push It Never Stop!
Plastic Jesus is a Los Angeles based street artist that specialises in bold stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture and politics. His critically acclaimed work combines humour, irony, criticism and unique opinion to create art that engages on many levels.
Contemporary artist Sara Pope is well known for her bold, seductive paintings of voluptuous lips. Taking inspiration from Haute Couture fashion and beauty trends, she captures the glamour and power conveyed by the lips and mouth, raising questions of ideals of beauty and femininity.
East London based, their designs are based around elements such as typography, music, optical illusions & geometry. Bright colours are the hallmark of their signature style and combined with bold, flat graphics, the result is a range of products that are both classic, modern and timeless.
Illustrator and art director, Chris Thornley AKA Raid71, always want to draw comics. Inspired by Alan Moore and Grant Morrison, he spent 6 years studying Art and Design, and realised his dream career as a graphic designer.
Recycled Propaganda is a socio-political artist acclaimed for his graphic exploration of a broad variety of contemporary issues from global history to current affairs.
Carrie Reichardt is a contemporary artist, who works from a studio in London, The Treatment Rooms. A member of the Craftivism movement, Reichardt uses murals, ceramics, screen-printing and graphic design in her work.
Jaqueline Schafer is a mixed media artist, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Scott Kelly and Ben Polkinghorne are friends and creative collaborators who founded a creative agency that works across advertising campaigns, art projects, photography & more. Award winning creatives Scott & Ben are also known as Ben & Scott.
Clive Sefton is a Brighton-based artist and designer. His series of "Word Search" art works combine clean and beautiful designs with fun and interaction.
Shuby's street art began in 2006 with work inspired by the singer and dancer Josephine Baker, illustrator Martin Sharp and film maker Busby Berkeley's, 'Lady In The Tutti Frutti Hat'. The common motif of the three being the banana. Shuby has pasted her collaged posters in many destinations around the world from busy cities like New York, London, Paris, Sydney & Berlin. Her banana and bunny motif have become a naughty but innocent calling card, instantly recognizable & intrinsically humorous.
Louis Sidoli is one of the UK’s most innovative artists, best known for his “Most Wanted” mugshot art and groundbreaking neon art portraits.
Fauntleroy Snooty is an anonymous UK based artist, using stencils freehand & spray paint to create his eye catching pieces. Sought after by collectors worldwide, he has many famous (and infamous!) followers.
Based in Glasgow, Social Recluse is inspired by music of the 1980s & 90s.
STATIC is the combined creative output of Craig Evans & Tom Jackson. Founded in 2006, STATIC have worked with a number of international galleries and have painted murals in the UK and as far away as Japan.
Simon Stephenson is a London based artist and professional illustrator. Simon regularly draws inspiration from London and its denizens, both human and animal.
Preferring to remain incognito, Mason creates incredibly detailed works that are familiar yet twisted. His play on old masters give new light & offers a refreshing take on classic work.
Street artist Stewy has gained a reputation for his portraits including Factory Records boss Tony Wilson, entertainer Frank Sidebottom, poet John Cooper Clarke and writer Quentin Crisp. His indigenous animals series feature the UK's historic beasts.
Anne Storno is a printmaker and mixed media artist based in London whose photo based screen prints embrace the brightness of pop art.
Straiph Wilson is a self taught Scottish artist creating art independently. His work his shown & collected worldwide.
Created in 2009, the duo John & Wayne create unique limited edition prints, with British eccentricities & a twisted nostalgia.
David Studwell is a contemporary British artist and print maker who studied at Central St Martins School of Art. Having worked as an artist for over 20 years, Studwell harnesses the spirit of the sixties and seventies, the cult of celebrity and the legacy of Warhol to produce iconic screen prints.
SYRETT artist, is a fashion focused, contemporary modern artist who uses nail varnish as his medium. The resulting artworks are super glossy, rich & textured.
British artist Will Teather is renowned for creating contemporary images that reveal an adventurous imagination. Influenced by magical-realism and lifting motifs from diverse sources such as Flemish still life, baroque art and Weimar painters, the artist enters into conversation with the history of painting with the aim of bringing a present-day sensibility to the table.
Benjamin Thomas Taylor is known for his bright, Pop Art inspired landscapes. Fuelled by a sense of joy, his detailed paintings and prints open up hyperreal spaces, crossing from reality into a parallel world of limitless possibility, full of colour and creation.
THIRSTY BSTRD (aka Julien Surdeau) is a French visual artist from Paris. Using spray paint, stencils, stickers and videos, his work is a satirical commentary about society, politics and consumerism. By giving powerful symbols and popular images a humorous twist, Thirsty BSTRD’s work is emotive and thought provoking.
Berlin based, Patrick Thomas is a graphic artist, author and educator. He studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London before relocating to Barcelona in 1991 where he founded the multidisciplinary studio ‘laVista’.
On New Year’s Day in 1999, three men embarked on a mission to adopt an internationally recognisable street art image, that image was the toaster. Found anywhere from billboards, shop fronts, stickers and stencils, the urbanised toaster can be seen across the UK and beyond, appearing on the streets of Berlin, LA, and Tokyo to name but a few.
Twinkle Troughton is an artist living and working in Margate who makes paintings inspired by landscapes, narrative and notions of displacement or belonging. She has exhibited both in the UK and internationally and has work in private collections.
Tony Dennis aka Tape Deck Art is a self-taught British contemporary artist with a passion for music and design who paints and creates giant ticket stubs & giant pin badges.
UK based VeeBee is a multidisciplinary artist, inspired by pop & urban art themes and icons.
Want Some Studio is award winning illustrator Marco Bevilacqua. Marco creates detailed hand drawn pencil illustrations that incorporate portraits, typography & icons. The work is usually created with a range of fancy pencils, some £1.00 felt tip pens from Lidl and a wee bit of digital from his studio in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dana Wyse is a Canadian writer and visual artist. She lives and works between Vancouver and Paris. In 1996, Wyse began her best known artwork, a pill-themed installation called Jesus Had A Sister Productions. It is a work-in-progress to which the artist adds new elements each year. Using humour and irony, Wyse’s pharmacy discusses such universal themes as gender, race, existence, spirituality, death, politics, sexuality, identity, dreams and aspirations.
Scottish artist A A Watson is known for his darkly humorous works of art, which blend the old and the new for a unique, contemporary aesthetic.
Lu West is a South African printmaker and illustrator working and living in London, United Kingdom. Working from her Kew Gardens Studio, Lu uses traditional silkscreen printing to create her bold and colourful limited edition wall art.
London based Whatshisname (Sebastian Burden) creates joyful and fun pieces that collectors can enjoy forever. Often featuring childhood favourites, Whatshisname's work allows viewers to step back to easier times.
Originally from Singapore, Cassandra Yap is an artist & art director based in London. Fuelled by her love of pin ups, the female form and an unhealthy obsession with vintage erotica, her photomontage halftone style images are dark, bold and humorous with a kinky edge.