Pick Me Up
We took a trip up the river to Somerset House for Pick Me Up 2014 – a contemporary arts festival now running in its fifth year.
The exhibition mainly showcases the work of Illustrators and visual stimulation was in abundance.
There were models, trinkets, collages, live illustrating and some ingenius installations. We made a beeline for the ’photo booth with a difference’ where a ‘Mysery Artist’ sits in place of the camera and draws the subject’s face. The outcome can be seen below. A mini screen printer was also found, which was superb.
Some beers were had, and we sat down to watch standup comedian/poet Matthew Hodson who was as hilarious as he was surreal. A couple of illustrators simultaneously visualised his poetry on a projector for us all to see. Graphic facilitation on a whole new level!
One of the artists which caught our eyes was Thibaud Herem with his immensely detailed pencil and ink renderings of London buildings and landmarks. Other artists, studios and collectives we liked were Lynnie Zulu, Hey Studios, Carine Brancowitz, Andrew Groves and Puck Studio.
— Posted by BR