Contemporary artist, Preston Paperboy explains his evolving style and shares how art has been a therapy

Contemporary artist, Preston Paperboy explains his evolving style and shares how art has been a therapy

Preston Paperboy is emerging as one of London’s premier contemporary artists, Paperboy’s unique style blends the pragmatic structure of photorealism with the colourful vitality of abstract expressionism. Using a broad array of mixed media, Paperboy has separated himself from other artists by creating complex, textured portraits with vibrant colour schemes. 

We’re delighted to be featuring Paperboy’s work in Curatorial Volume.1, Leaders in Contemporary Art. We took the opportunity to take a deep dive into his creative practice.

Read our interview with The Shanghairen's founder, Benoit Petrus and find out how you can get involved!

Read our interview with The Shanghairen's founder, Benoit Petrus and find out how you can get involved!


The Shanghairen aims to showcase creative visions of Shanghai. It's inspired by the iconic covers of 
The Parisianer and The Tokyoiter. The project was first introduced to us by Drawn Volume.3 artist, Xuni Gong who designed a beautiful cover for the project. We spoke to founder Benoit Petrus about The Shanghairen and he walks us through some of his favourite pieces.

Figurative expressionist painter Dzintar Kalnin explains how symbolism and duality influence his work

Figurative expressionist painter Dzintar Kalnin explains how symbolism and duality influence his work

Painter Dzintar Kalnin produces work in a figurative expressionist style. He aims to produce art that results in ‘making invisible and insensitive things visible and meaningful’. His creative practice is heavily influenced by the concept of duality. Light and darkness is a theme throughout his body of work. We spoke with Dzintar about his creative process and the message he seeks to convey through his work.

Kajsa Råsten is an illustrator, animator and storyteller from Sweden. We spoke to Kajsa about her mission to promote equality in the motion graphics industry

Kajsa Råsten is an illustrator, animator and storyteller from Sweden. We spoke to Kajsa about her mission to promote equality in the motion graphics industry

 Kajsa Råsten is an illustrator, animator and storyteller from Sweden. We are thrilled to feature her work in Pictoria 1 and 2. Alongside her work in animation and illustration, Kajsa is deeply passionate about promoting equality in the motion graphics industry.  We joined Kajsa for a virtual Swedish fika to find out more about her mission, and learn what we can do to help.

Multidisciplinary artist Raf Reyes talks to us about his creative process, influences and shares his favourite new creative trends

Multidisciplinary artist Raf Reyes talks to us about his creative process, influences and shares his favourite new creative trends

Raf Reyes is a 21-year-old artist who produces dramatic work that aims to (re)consider our inner consciousness, the natural world, modern consumer society and describe how they all interact.
A multidisciplinary artist, Raf's practice combines mixed media collage, analog and digital art as well as graffiti based performances.
He enjoys experimenting in across a range of media and techniques including pop art, photography and collage. The counter-cultural aspect of digital art appeals to him, especially emerging digital art trends such as vaporwave, glitch art and grime/slime.

Concept Artist and Illustrator Temarius Walker shares his tips for aspiring concept artists and gives us an insight into working for Apple

Concept Artist and Illustrator Temarius Walker shares his tips for aspiring concept artists and gives us an insight into working for Apple

Temarius Walker is a Concept Artist and Illustrator, currently working in San Francisco, United States. Temarius has enjoyed a successful career in the games and entertainment industry, as well as founding his own creative practice. We sat down with Temarius to get a closer look at his inspirations, influences and motivations. We’re excited to be featuring Temarius and his work in Drawn Volume.3 Leaders in Contemporary Illustration (out July 2019)

Painter and educator, Rebecca George describes her creative process and shares her advice for creatives looking to develop their practice

Painter and educator, Rebecca George describes her creative process and shares her advice for creatives looking to develop their practice

Rebecca George is a Contemporary Mid-Career Painter who has maintained an active professional studio in Chicago, IL since 1993. Her work has evolved along a spectrum of figure-narratives to abstraction, focusing heavily on material and application method. The surfaces of George’s paintings are highly attended to with saturated, gestural compositions that are continuously pushing into new territory. Her influences include Willem DeKooning, Helen Frankenthaler and Paul Gauguin. She maintains a rigorous exhibition and studio practice and is represented by The Art House Gallery. Her work is collected worldwide and she is well-published. She holds a BFA from Maryland, Institute, College of Art and MFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

You can enjoy more of Rebecca’s work in our upcoming publication, Curatorial Volume.1, Leaders in Contemporary Art (out July 2019)

HIBRID founder, Courtney Shelton talks hand-lettering, entrepreneurship, collaborations and more

HIBRID founder, Courtney Shelton talks hand-lettering, entrepreneurship, collaborations and more

HIBRID was established in 2014 by designer Courtney Shelton. It is a design space with a passion for a variety of design fields including hand-lettering, fashion, interior design, illustration, pattern design and more. HIBRID focuses primarily on hand-lettering and has produced a number of collaborations with brands such as Collective Ex, Lou & Grey, May Designs, SewKC, Regas Studio, and more.

Courtney completed her studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned a BFA. in Interior Design, and a MA. in Graphic Design. You can enjoy more of Courtney’s work in Ascenders Volume.1, Leaders in Contemporary Lettering.

Artist Jane Park explains how she produces her woven artworks and how this is a meditative process

Artist Jane Park explains how she produces her woven artworks and how this is a meditative process

Jane Park ( 박재인 ) is a Korean-Canadian artist with a BFA in textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design.

She is a maker of tangible objects, bringing back the attention towards the process of slow making. She discovers creativity in discipline, and finds liberation in rendering her visual diary into tactile wovens.

Jane shares an in-depth look into her creative practice and explains the method she uses to produce her woven artworks and how this is a meditative process for her as an artist. Read on to find out more!

Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Liza Donovan spoke to us about her diverse range of influences and projects close to her heart

Graphic Designer and Illustrator, Liza Donovan spoke to us about her diverse range of influences and projects close to her heart

Liza Donovan is a Graphic Designer and artist living in Charlotte, NC. She has always been a passionate art lover and project enthusiast. Not to be discouraged by her very first drawings of gross anatomical displacement, where arms grew out of heads, she honed her technique only to find that arms CAN grow out of heads. Drawn to the nonsensical, playful, and surreal she has always turned to art for expression and is inspired by the culture and fashion of the ‘60s / ‘70s, American post-punk posters, Eastern European poster art, and cats everywhere. Read on to find out more about Liza’s creative practice and be sure to check out Liza’s portfolio in Pictoria Volume.1, The Best Contemporary Illustrators Worldwide.

Albert Trulls is an art director, illustrator and letterer. He shares details of his creative practice and the importance of curiosity

Albert Trulls is an art director, illustrator and letterer. He shares details of his creative practice and the importance of curiosity

Albert’s work focuses on the use of illustration and lettering as a single visual language where both interact and express themselves at the same level.
He has been invited as a speaker in several events and his work has been shown and issued in numerous exhibitions and publications, as well as awarded by major design institutions such as Art Directors Club and Communication Arts. Recently, he’s also been selected by The Type Directors Club as one of the Ascenders 2018.

We’re proud to feature Albert’s work in both Pictoria Volume.1, The Best Contemporary Illustrators Worldwide and Ascenders Volume.1, Leaders in Contemporary Lettering

Virginie Kypriotis spoke to us about her creative practice and details of a project for the Philharmonie de Paris

Virginie Kypriotis spoke to us about her creative practice and details of a project for the Philharmonie de Paris

Virginie Kypriotis is a French artist currently living and working in Paris.  After spending several years working in the animation industry as an art director she evolved a desire to develop a more personal approach to expression within her illustrations. 

Her trademark style is often accompanied by busy images, with lots of odd characters and various stories coming together, leaving the viewer with many details to discover.

You can enjoy more of Virginie’s work in Pictoria Volume.1, Leaders in Contemporary Illustration.

Spanish illustrator and graphic designer Fernando Sala Soler shares his top tips for merchandise success

Spanish illustrator and graphic designer Fernando Sala Soler shares his top tips for merchandise success

 Fernando Sala Soler is a graphic designer and illustrator currently residing in the Mediterranean town of Jávea, Spain. Fernando’s creative practice encompasses a range of design and illustration projects including logo designs, editorial illustrations as well as textile and apparel design for both clients and his personal brand.  We spoke to Fernando about his work, and he shares his top tips for artists seeking to create their own merchandise. 

You can enjoy more of Fernando’s work in Pictoria Volume.2, The Best Contemporary Illustrators Worldwide.