\\\\\\\'AIZURI-E\\\\\\\' by Ellie Forenan-Peck 

24. Jul - 7. Sep 14 / ended The Book Club

Free

6pm - 9pm

Exhibition | Drawing | London


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\\\\\\\'AIZURI-E\\\\\\\' by Ellie Forenan-Peck

Inspired by artists and works such as Utagawa Kuniyoshi and the Japanese prints in the V&A, this exhibition by Ellie Forenan-Peck will explored the influence of Japanese art on Western European art and advertising. When Japan was opened in the 19th century the world saw such images as the Azuri-e portraits, that greatly influenced artists including Toulouse Lautrec, Aubrey Beardsley and Bonnard. In addition more humble advertising artists produced posters of women similarly inspired, but designed to sell drinks and cigarettes.

This collection offers Ellie’s take on the female form in a pastiche of advertising imagery and nude portraits, reflecting the Japanese influence with the blue colour palette of the Azuri-e prints. Azuri-e translates as ““blue printed picture” and not surprisingly describes prints predominantly printed in blue – but sometimes using accents of red or peach.
Biography:
Ellie graduated from the University of the West of England in 2008 and since then has been working as a freelance illustrator. From her studio in Dalston she works on commissions for a wide range of clients including, GQ, the New Statesman, the Independent and Wired magazine.
She produces portraits, patterns, characters and editorials using a combination of hand drawn line work and collage.

Clients have included:
Random House, GQ, The Telegraph, The New Statesman, The Independent, Gramophone Magazine, Creative Review, The Guardian, The Independent, Eureka, Harvard Business Review, Wired, and CBBC
http://elliefp.co.uk/


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