Lot 56 - Kistjana S Williams - Untitled (2)
Signed on Verso
Curated by Lee Sharrock
Icelandic born artist Kristjana S Williams studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins, and quickly gained critical acclaim as Creative Director of 'Beyond the Valley', a position she held for eight years. In 2011 she began creating fine art pieces as well as illustrating books and designing interior items. Her designs are inspired by nature, and her technique involves digitally and physically layering nature upon nature to mirror the symmetry that exists in all living things. Each piece is its own magical universe of exotic botanicals and vibrant animals.
Described by the New York Times as part of the ‘new antiquarian movement’, Kristjana’s three dimensional original work, Limited Edition prints and interior products feature Victorian engravings, which the artist has blended with verdant and exotic flora and fauna to stunning effect. Animals and insects are intertwined with lavish foliage, layered over ancient shipping maps and antique photographs. Fantastical new creatures are born, and what Kristjana calls ‘wishful forests’.
Kristjana’s unique aesthetic, which is both mythical and modern, has led to collaborations with heritage brands such as Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Browns Hotel and Penhaligon's as well as the iconic contemporary marques such as Paul Smith, Victoria & Albert Museum and London’s Shard.
Kristjana lives and works in West London.
Kristjana S Williams studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins.
These alluringly immersive two and three dimensional tableaus have won Kristjana many international awards including the Pentawards, D&D in book, a Clio Award and first prize in the New York Festivals Grand Prix.
Art Republic, Rise Art, TAG Fine Arts, Westover Gallery, Saatchi Art
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
The themes behind these two postcard are very dear to me. One is all about self-care, and taking the time to enjoy every little moment in life. Taking care of yourself with a nice bath or gifting flowers helps overcome those difficult or stressed time easily and with a deep notion of the self.
The other one is focusing on women and their many qualities, especially how we take care of every small details and appreciate every single moment, it's about our sensitivity and our great quality of embracing the world with feelings. The magnifying glass here is the symbol of details and little things in life.
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