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contemporary painting, illustration and textile design


paintings, drawings and textiles

painting, drawings, textiles, contemporary art


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aside, artist adonna khare

Kirsty Warman

Aside, it is incredibly important for an artist/ creative to find inspiration, a rumble of ingenuity and a flash of insight. These surrealistic drawings are a collection of the whimsical and the curious, you will find yourself returning to the artwork only to discover more. Here I present you with American artist Adonna Khare whose predominant tool of choice is the carbon pencil.

Here is a sneak peak at Khare's studio space where we get a sense of the sheer scale of her works, it is a slice of voyeuristic wonder for me. 

Adonna Khare's website, here

there are only patterns - artist Rune Christensen DK

Kirsty Warman

Untitled Portrait 3, 2015.  Acrylic, posca and molotow pen on canvas - 650 x 760 mm

No Fixed Address, 2015.  Acrylic, posca and molotow pen on canvas - 610 x 610 mm

Rune Christensen is a self taught artist and globetrotter based in Denmark who is notorious for creating art within art. He has travelled the world, and became fascinated with the patterns and colours of traditional handcrafts, costumes and the temple decorations of Asia, South America, North Africa and Native America. Shooting all those artistic memories with his camera, he uses them as references for his work, both with acrylic paint and Posca pens. Combining brush strokes and illustration makes sense for an artist who celebrates juxtaposition in his work (images and text via 19karen).

Reflection, 2015. Acrylic, posca and molotow pen on canvas - 800 x 800 mm

You as the viewer will be aware of my art practice, in that, each painting and/or drawing cannot be without pattern. Understandably then, I am drawn to Christensen's artworks. Further, I have observed the quote to follow, that typifies pattern, one of which, I am somehow going to muse over and consider for my February exhibition. Somehow. 

There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. 
If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. 
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher. What we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish.
There is no free will. 
There are no variables.” 

― Chuck PalahniukSurvivor


VIDA Voices Collaboration

Kirsty Warman

Recently, I received an unexpected email from VIDA who are Google Ventures backed fashion ecommerce platform that brings together designers and makers around the world to create original, inspiring apparel in a socially conscious way. 

They kindly invited me to collaborate with them to design clothing apparel using my artwork, which is both exciting and alittle overwhelming. 

'VIDA’s story is that of the rich, interconnected world we live in -- the story of contemporary life and mindful, global citizenship. We are a global partnership of co-creators, from a designer in Paris, to a producer in Karachi, and a consumer in San Francisco'.

VIDA gives its designers the chance to convert their design vision into products like scarves, tops and dresses. For every VIDA product made, the company offers literacy programs for the makers in Karachi, Pakistan. These makers have the opportunity to learn reading, writing and maths, which they may not have had the opportunity to do before. 

If over the next week any of my designs hit 3+ pre-orders each, VIDA will produce the design - how wondrous would that be! Supposing you very much like, do kindly quote this coupon code VIDAVOICES  for a 20% discount. To order please visit my VIDA shop here.

Have a happy weekend,