#002 ⤑ Artist Studio Visits
From Sunil Pawar on the end of the Metropolitan line to Brighton Town with Cinema Iloobia, its always satisfying checking out art studios.
just before Xmas kicked in, I managed to get out of North London and visit a couple of studios to get some inspiration for Stickerbomb and for my own artwork.
Back in the day, Ryo and I had a little studio in Clerkenwell.
We made our Stickerbomb books, we made our films and documentaries and for a time it was good. One of the people who made it really good was Sunil Pawar. He was a resident artist who worked in the same building as us and we became crew.
He is a consistently top artist who continues to inspire. Reaching his studio, hanging out, drinking some tea and chatting art was amazing.
At the age of fifteen, Sunil Pawar skipped school one afternoon and walked into the office of music legends Soul II Soul with a bag full of paintings to sell.
Now, this born and bred Londoner exhibits worldwide and has a famous fanbase, including hip-hop artist Kanye West.
Sunil has featured in many of our Stickerbomb books and continues to be an artistic force. From painting and printing to art direction, digital and his work in fashion, he’s got that link and connection between music and art nailed and it’s something that we’ve tried to assimilate over the years into our work.
He recently has creatively reignited skateboard brand Clown and continues to consistently put great work out there.
Another artist we’ve worked with for a long time is Tim Grabham aka Cinema Iloobia. He’s a great illustrator who has featured in many of our sticker books (we worked with him on Stickerbomb journals) and like us he’s an all round multimedia artist who works relentlessly on his art.
He’s recently re-organized his studio to step up his productivity to the next level and I’m itching to see what he will make.
Check out one of his films right here »
‘Films to Break Projectors’ glues, scrapes and splices 35mm, 16mm and 8mm film to create unprojectable celluloid collages. Reanimating the material reveals traces of ambiguous narratives that emerge from the complex loops. Watch it right here
It’s always rewarding visiting artist studios. If you’ve recently done up your studio, have work to share, reply to this email and let us know. You can also follow us on @bombstagram where we can be slow (its been known to happen) or you can follow me over on @shazdirector and you can DM me there.
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