Born: 1971 Exeter, Devon. UK
Nothbrook College, West Sussex 1990-1992
Leeds Metropolitan University 1992-1995
Graduated from Leeds Met University in 1995 after completing a BA in Graphic Art and Design, specialising in Experimental Film and Animation. After finding gainful employment in various non-creative institutions went back to basics and began work with pen, pencil and computer.
Has spent almost 20 years crafting skills, absorbing influences from every facet of visual culture and archiving found objects and ephemera to substantiate his work. He has worked as a freelance illustrator with numerous clients in publishing and entertainment, more recently pursuing the more traditional gallery/exhibitive path with solo shows in London and Bristol and group exhibits in the U.S. Numerous sell out print releases and coverage worldwide.
His current work is an clash of styles from classical to pop surrealism, focusing predominantly on the human form, though also abstracting elements from nature and the animal kingdom. Covering subjects such as superficiality and isolation progressing into more socio-political expressions.
Solo Show–Soup Gallery.DITCHLING 2001
Group Show–Philtre Gallery.BRIGHTON 2001
Group Show–Coningsby Gallery. LONDON 2008
Solo Show–Red Propeller Gallery. BRISTOL 2008
Group Show–Vyner St Gallery. LONDON 2008
Group Show–Ultralounge. Selfridges. LONDON 2009
Group Show–Dreweatts Urban Art Auction 2009
Group Show–T+P Fine Art. PHILADELPHIA 2009
Solo Show–Signal Gallery. LONDON 2009
Group Show–Weapon of Choice Gallery. BRISTOL 2009
Group Show–Dreweatts Urban Art Auction 2010
Group Show–Metropolitan University. LEEDS 2010
Solo Show–Red Propeller Gallery. DEVON 2010
Solo Show–Signal Gallery. LONDON 2010
“I’m an artist, recent graduate, specializing in photo realistic watercolors, painting what the camera can’t capture. My work is perceivably on the darker side, but the actually is, it’s about exploration.
My two current bodies of work are of military, and anatomical themes. The military pieces were derived from countless interviews with military personnel deployed overseas, in the attempts to illustrate what they went through, the war in their eyes.
My anatomical works combine classic poses, in dramatic chiaroscuro lighting, with a very contemporary twist… illustrating what’s underneath the skin, and the portrayed figure dissects a region of their body to show the structures that lay beneath”.(Danny Quirk)
“My name is Zach Franzen. I’m an illustrator who lives in Greenville SC. I work a lot in oil underpaintings with digital enhancements. I am represented by Matt Silver of the Silver Agency (silveragency.net)”.
“I’m a spanish illustrator. Actually I’m focusing in advertising illustration, but I too work in children’s and fantastic artwork, and also in comic.
Personally I think creativity is the more important skill of an artist, and I always try to improve It much more than other things”.(Jonatan Cantero)
The young designer from Ukraine
I am engaged in design of an interior
I develop pieces of furniture
And also design of light on LED and Faber optic technologies
*creativ and not standard thinking
*big an operational experience, more than 200 realised projects
*Knowledge of modern materials and tendencies
In expectation of a miracle…!!!!!!!)))
P.S. Seeking agents / dealers / in every country and city.
I can offer mutually beneficial terms of cooperation for clients, building organizations, interested persons and others.
Maximum quality of performance, short time, an adequate price offer and discount.
Consider any offers.
For the Mondial de l’Automobile 2010 in Paris, France, smart, a subsidiary of the Daimler AG, decided to show two alternatives of electric mobility: an all electric scooter and an electric bicyle.
The design and development process started in June 2010 (tough schedule!) and went on till mid September. Fortunately, at that time I was doing an internship at the Advanced Design Studio of Mercedes-Benz in Sindelfingen, Germany – so I got the task of designing the bicyle!
Here are some impressions from the show in Paris, some press images and some sketches and renderings from the design process.