KRIS ANDREW SMALL
Sydney Based Artist & Designer Kris Andrew Small’s idiosyncratic collection of work ranges from lucid abstract pieces & photo based collage, to fervent textural pieces and kinetic type based works. Kris’ work is hard to define and often the result of multiple influences. “I guess a lot of my work comes from my childhood, growing up in the 90s in a tropical part of Australia was pretty colourful and flamboyant, that has always really stuck in my brain.” These early influences are clear across Kris’ portfolio and help to connect the dots and to define his energetic aesthetic.
“With a distinctively bold and unencumbered visual language, Kris’ work is also hard to define and often the result of multiple influences and experiences. These early influences are clear across Kris’ portfolio of kinetic type, photo-based collages and “lucid abstract pieces” but it’s his abandon when it comes to producing work, that really makes it stick.“
HOMME - June 20-29, Blue Shop Cottage, London.
'Homme' is an exploration of Masculinity. It’s something I’ve always been really confused by and felt I don’t relate to… but does that make me any less of a man? This show is a way for me to challenge that and say hey, ‘being a man’ has literally 1,000 variations and I don’t necessarily agree with the current definition or perception of masculinity. The show also aims to present an alternative view of masculinity, weather this is a more feminine man, a more sexual man, or a more emotional man. This concept will be explored with lucid textural pieces, kinetic type based works and wallpaper and fabric installation. 'Homme' will feature Screen, Riso, Giclee & Digital print pieces, as well as original works.
Fluoro Screenprinting T-shirt workshop
Wednesday, 12 June 2019 from 18:00 to 20:00 - £25 per person
Fluoro screenprinting T-shirt workshop with Kris Andrew Small and 3rd Rail Print Space.
Come along to Blue Shop Cottage and pull your very own Fluoro-gradient screenprinted tshirt.
Choose which fluoro colours you'd like blend and make your very own tee with a one off Kris Andrew Small design especially for the show. All materials will be provided.
'Don't Use The Grid': Design talk
Thursday, 13 June 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 - £10 per person
A design talk from Kris Andrew Small about his design process and talking through some of his past and current projects. Perfect for aspiring designers, students or people who need give their design practice a shake up.
Whilst at Art School or studying traditonal Graphic Design, there are often so many rules and our practice can become governed by the grid.
But Kris says “to hell with the grid”.