I totally loved the work of Lizzi Mann, it was definitely my favourite from the show. Her work on display was this incredibly detailed screen print of the famous council housing complex Robin Hood Gardens in London. I am slightly obsessed with council estates (I grew up on one), and London certainly has some of the best ones, RHG being the best in my opinion! Unfortunately (or fortunately) It will be demolished soon, with upto 75% of residents supporting this. However, efforts into getting the building listed have been made previously, with not much success.
I think Lizzi’s work is a beautiful reminder of how stunning the building is architecturally. When I am less poor, I really want to buy one off her! You can find her tumblr here. Her site seems to not be up despite being linked in the catalogue. (A shame as I’d like to see more of her work!)
Another favourite was Dan Singer. Yet again, more gorgeous printmaking! I loved his lino cuts with animals and unexplained condoms on them. Kingston is great because illustration students can use the printmaking studio as much as they want (pretty much) and you get lots of help too. Some of the best work to come out from the Illustration BA is the printmaking. I miss being able to explore it more there!
Daisy Hardman displayed a book about oil, called ‘Black Gold’ which I thought was graphically stunning, however when back at home I looked on her website and much preferred some of her other work such as these pieces below, which I think have such an amazing atmosphere in them, I love the texture too.
These three were the strongest for me so i’ll be stalking their blogs from now on. I also thought Peter Judsons work was pretty hilarious. Overall some good stuff!