What I See When I Look At is a project started by Graphic Designer/Artist Robert John aimed at re-engaging us with the things we see everyday. When we were kids we use to see amazing things…This project asks us to go back to that imagination, and engage with the world around us.
The more personal meaning of the project is about our concepts of reality. Robert’s father lived with Parkinson’s for many years before his father passed away. During which, he developed Parkinson’s dementia, he began seeing things which were not visible to us, yet they were so real to him, he could see these things, smell them, even touch and feel them. This made Robert think about what our concepts of reality are and what we choose to actually see. How real are they?
Following the success of the 2016 show, which displayed these unique pieces of artwork, Robert will be hosting the RE:Imagined Art Show 2017 at Store Street Gallery in London from 26th June to 1st July. Thanks to BIC’s financial sponsorship and product donation, this year’s show will see an increased roster of 15 emerging artists who will be producing a variety of creations, ranging from illustrations, sculptures and fine art to photography and animations. Each piece will ask questions about how we visualise the world around us. In addition, some of the artists will be delivering workshops and a Q&A session, aiming to increase the interaction with attendees. Tying in with BIC’s ambition to inspire creativity from a young age, two primary schools will also be attending the event to
gain some artistic inspiration and awareness about Parkinson’s. All profits from art sales at the show will be donated to Parkinson’s UK.
The show will feature works from the following artists:
Malaika Ibreck, Henriette Heimdal, Curtly Adams, Tamsin Corrigan, Connie Liebschner, Charlie Leverett, Berkin & Mika, Lauren Goldie, Sultan Kinns, Jason Nepomuceno,MJ Colegate, Jamie Firminger, Alexander Green, Ella Shepard & Margie Houlston