Some illustrations are simple and direct, others take many viewings to tease out the full story. By weaving words into image, an epic history spanning centuries is conveyed in a blink of an eye; a tricky metaphor becomes perfectly clear beneath the illustrator’s pen. Books and illustration come hand-in-hand, the words and pictures nourish each other. We continue to need to tell stories, and in the digital age, book illustration can still be magical.
Ko - ax has been running as an open submission exhibition since 2007, as a platform for local artists to bring their work to a wider audience. It is asking artists who live, work or study in Kent to explore book illustration in a variety of mediums, striving for innovative and creative interpretations.
Meet the artists who have successfully submitted at the Private View on Thursday 3 March: 6-8pm.