17 November 2010

Raw talent

One of Camberwell's finest Illustrators Kyle Platts is putting on an exhibition at The Bear on the 30th November showcasing some of the most talented up-and-coming illustrators.

Kyle is executing a really interesting concept that makes the exhibition even more enticing, he has paired up 14 illustrators and asked them to duplicate the work of their pair - the results will be exhibited alongside the original.

I've had a sneak peak at some of the work each pair is going to have to reproduce and there are some tricky illustrations in the mix. Really detailed fine liner drawings that are going to be very labor intensive, and collages which will mean hunting down the exact materials used to make the match. It is going to be a challenge for the illustrators, but an exciting one at that!

Kyle is not looking for exact replicas, but wants to celebrate individual mark making and the result of your own hand through comparison between duplicate and original. His exhibition poster shows Kyle himself attempting to copy his own hand, duplicating the face he first drew on the otherside.

It's going to be a good show, well worth popping your heads in!

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