Jacco Bunt

Jacco Bunt

Jacco Bunt

AFTER THE STORM IS OVER

Jacco Bunt

After the storm is over we won’t be the same.

EDITION #11. May 2018

THE ARTWORK

Paper: Arcoprint Milk 300g // 18 x 26 cm // Digital offset

“My works are the reflection of my daily life. I usually implement a lot of things that I read; see or what goes on in my life. In this print, I put a lot of elements that represent my life in the past month when I had a lot of personal conflicts. So you can see a screaming cock, a ramen, two coffee, a hot teapot, Affligem triple and some other things. All these things together are like a riddle and you need to have the right context to read it how it supposed to be.  

My work really evolved from the traditional still life/nature morte into hard lines and abstract backgrounds where a lot of things are going on. The subjects change and define what I visualize. I like to play with what people immediately see, implementing strange combinations of icons, animals and ordinary things to create unusual combinations. I like to trigger interaction between the artwork and the viewer; it should create an open conversation where there is no right or wrong because explanation and meaning are not given.”  

THE ARTIST

Jacco Bunt (1990) is an illustrator based in Rotterdam. Graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in 2015 and is working ever since on a diverse range of projects.

With his work, he tries to capture the essence of our daily life and translate this into colorful and balanced compositions. Influenced by early 20th-century art movements he devoted his work to creating posters, illustrations, and paintings and not be limited to a certain medium. 

Stewart Easton

Stewart Easton

STEWART EASTON

THE MERRY PRANKSTER

Stewart Easton

THE MERRY PRANKSTER

EDITION #12. June 2018

THE ARTWORK 

Paper: Arcoprint Milk 300g // 14,8 x 21 cm // Digital offset

Since school days I have been interested in counterculture  – specifically the time period of the 1960’s – onwards when self and communal exploration through creativity and psychedelics came to the forefront of youth culture.  

I am re-reading the Electric Cool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, a book I tried to read and couldn’t finish when I was fifteen – a very long time ago. The piece is based on the Merry Pranksters – the 1960’s acid test as led by Ken Kesey

The image is based upon a fictional character involved in one of the ‘Acid Tests’ and depicts an LSD user’s experience during the test.  The work has been hand drawn using Posca pens.”  

THE ARTIST 

 Stewart Francis Easton is a visual storyteller based in London who works in thread, ink, paint and digital media. Easton received an MA in Illustration and Animation. He has had a number of solo shows both in the UK and USA as well as being involved in numerous group shows in the UK and USA.   

Breaking the traditional boundaries of craft, Stewart Francis Easton’s work fuses together hand embroidery, sonic art and design-based illustration. He has been removing the ‘storyline’ of a visual narrative by creating geometric/graphic forms in stitch.  

This reassembling of his work ethic in a conscious measured layout enables the viewer to be free of their preconceptions of story. Some of his artworks are part of private collections in the UK and internationally. 

 

 

Otto Baum

Otto Baum

OTTO BAUM

BAUMHAUS

Otto Baum

BAUMHAUS

EDITION #13. July 2018

THE ARTWORK

“My artwork shows the elements of my recent works with linocuts and printed forms.

I like the textures in contrast to the monochrome areas. The forms I printed are random. Mostly leaves and trees because my artist last name Baum means translated „Tree“ so I got a green thumb.

This Baumhaus / Treehouse has many rooms and many views out of it that was my idea to show them in this work. The lines in my works are not straightforward so I although I am very structured and orderly.”

THE ARTIST

Otto Baum was born in 1979 in East Berlin. He studied textile and surface design at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee. Since 2004 he is part of the artist collective KLUB7. He lives and works in Berlin.

He is fascinated by simple forms, the feel and structure of materials such as wood and paper, and in particular, by the unpredictability of working with analogue printing techniques such as linocut or monotype.

He always combines childlike curiosity and impartiality to create. He’ll for sure apply an extra dose of enthusiasm to come up with a unique piece for Le Timbre members.

Sophy Hollington

Sophy Hollington

SOPHY HOLLINGTON

A Mushroom Cap Thrusts Upwardly

Sophy Hollington

A Mushroom Cap Thrusts Upwardly, Declaring Neither He Nor She.

EDITION #14. August 2018

THE ARTWORK

“I’ve been dipping in an out of a book called ‘The Sacred Mushroom And The Cross’, which explores the intersection between ancient fertility cults and the major religions.

It’s said that the mushroom was venerated by ancient folks due to it’s mysterious, hermaphrodite reproductive cycle and psychedelic properties and that over a very long period of time, these mushroomy factions morphed into the major religions we recognize today. I wanted to create an image that returned to this mushroom-appreciating mindset with the view that the gender-bending fungus is a relevant symbol for our current times too.

The piece is a linocut that I’ve colored digitally, which is how I create the vast majority of my work.”

THE ARTIST

Sophy Hollington is an illustrator, artist and printmaker living in Brighton, UK.

After graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in 2011, Sophy has been using traditional linocut printmaking as a trademark of her work. Her illustrations are often seen on The New York Times, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek, Wetransfer, Esquire Magazine, It’s Nice That, Tom Dixon, AIGA, The V&A and The Poetry Society

She also plays the guitar in the band Novella.

Anja Bartelt

Anja Bartelt

ANJA BARTELT

LUCID DREAMS

Anja Bartelt

LUCID DREAMS

Edition #15. September 2018 

THE ARTWORT

“I usually depict scenarios that evolve from imagined and recently experienced situations. Inspired by the ordinary, surroundings and behavior of people, I like to create images that are based on the usual, but where I further can develop an enigmatic atmosphere and include slightly odd characters.

With a vague idea in mind what will appear on the paper, I let myself guide by my intuition by trying to capture certain emotions and offer different narrative possibilities to the viewer. Herefore I am always looking to maintain the analog feel in my work and experiment with different materials and techniques.

Set in lush greenery each to their own seems to be caught up in their own thoughts. Gazing into no certain direction when the air is filled with the sweet nostalgic sensation that summer is about to end soon, we let our imagination wander and try to keep our place of longing in memory.”

THE ARTIST

Anja Bartelt (1986) is an illustrator and graphic designer from Berlin. After graduating from the Fachhochschule Potsdam, she moved to Madrid.

Her work is inspired by everyday life situations that she translates into whimsical, soft colour toned images with a glimpse of humour.

Kasya Denisevich

Kasya Denisevich

KASYA DENISEVICH

LIVING ROOM

Kasya Denisevich

LIVING ROOM

Edition #16. October 2018

THE ARTWORK

“A friend of mine was born and raised in a house that was demolished, on a street that isn’t there anymore. That struck me as a metaphor for the impossibility of returning to the past. I realized that I, too, had many rooms in my life that now exist only in my memory. I will never see them again physically; however, I remember every detail so well that I can close my eyes and imagine I am there.

So from time to time, I draw those lost rooms. Everything is a little distorted, lighting is more important than perspective, some objects are missing and some are very accurate because that’s how I remember it. This is a room in the apartment where I started living on my own, first as a university student, then as a translator and a teacher. I remember sitting there on the door by night, mesmerized by my new grown-up life.

I love trying out new techniques, yet my favorite tool is one particular Indian ink by Winsor and Newton. All I need is three or four different brushes, a pencil, ink and some water. I use very thick watercolor paper that allows putting many layers on top of each other. Drawing like this is a very slow process, since every shape is very watery and has to dry completely before proceeding any further. Nonetheless, it proved perfect for the Rooms project, since it matched so well the process of remembering places I hung around and things I used to love.”

THE ARTIST

Kasya Denisevich is an illustrator and graphic artist living in between Moscow and Barcelona.

Anna Gusella

Anna Gusella

ANNA GUSELLA

BETWEEN THE LINES

Anna Gusella

Between the Lines

Edition #17. November 2018

THE ARTWORK

Drawing is thinking, an expression that is much more than beautiful images. Everything is possible: combinations, distortion, concentration, abstraction, collection, compression, reduction, simplification, experiment, reflection, documentation, absurdity to poetry. Drawing offers the possibility to show new perspectives and to create a thinking space.

I always like to try new techniques and to beat a new path. As drawing is thinking, the drawing itself can become a thought. The translation is a creative process, that links language with the movement of the body. Association and linking different topics is a core skill — not just in a creative field.

In “Between the Lines” the body is the central player — the line separates and connects at the same time. Observation is in the focus, but the interpretation is up to the observer.

THE ARTIST

Anna Gusella studied visual communication at art school Berlin (KHB), Fh-Potsdam, university of applied sciences and Willem De Kooning Academy (Rotterdam, NL). She loves clouds, popping popcorn, observing people who feel unobserved and to work with her hands, eyes and heart to sense the process of development.