Art

  • Jules Bleckman

    Jules Bleckman

    Jules’ work has recently consisted of making cartoonish figurative sculptures and prints and rendering them into digital media. He’s been intrigued by what happens to the sculptures when their physicality is lost, essentially what makes them sculptures; losing their essence; the figures feel like they have accidentally walked into a new space where they are…

  • 948

    948

    948 is a creative collective operating at the intersection of culture and creativity, in the 75 years since contemporary Britain “wElcOMed” a wave of migrants. They’re exploring how the changing British landscape has affected cultural and creative expression today whilst paying homage to the past, being grounded in the present and building for the future….

  • kxmolo

    kxmolo

    Kemi Oloyede (kxmolo) is an interdisciplinary scientist and artist (they/them). They are based in London and are of British-Nigerian descent. Their illustration style can be likened to dynamic comic and manga illustrations, drawing from influences in Black queer culture, Afrofuturism, science fiction, 90s Nollywood references and 90s/2000s anime. Check out the Kemi’s interview with SUM’s…

  • Eva Yates

    Eva Yates

    Eva Yates is a surrealist painter who mainly works with oils on canvas she is motivated to communicate ideas and feelings informed by the mental health epidemic, by introspection and dwelling on the existential. She explores the subconscious, death, life, sleep and stress, loneliness and companionship. Through her oil paintings and printed scarves, she archives…

  • NJ Cre@tes

    NJ Cre@tes

    NJ Omorogieva is a Nigerian-American artist, scholar, facilitator, and cultural producer from Los Angeles, California. Her practice uses art and social sciences to spark conversation and action around issues of identity, culture, gender and sexuality.  Using paint and prose, she uncovers themes found in the collective experience of Black womanhood while reflecting on her own…

  • Kofi Perry

    Kofi Perry

    Kofi Perry is an American contemporary painter based in London. Using classical techniques to depict characters from a fictional Afrofuturist world of his own creation, Kofi’s artistic mission is to inspire black and brown youth with a fictional world that relieves them from the complex, exploitative, and dangerous future. You can see more of Kofi’s…

  • James Farrant

    James Farrant

    My design has evolved in tangent with my photographic and written work, providing me with a wealth of ideas and imagery to explore and develop. Through my work I have explore narratives built from ideas around futurism, starting with the idea that ‘”the future is now”. Utilising past ideas of what the future might be,…

  • Cabelo Bedjo

    Cabelo Bedjo

    Conceptualised, directed and edited by Tatiana Mode, Cabelo Bedjo is an experimental film based on intimacy, self-acceptance, textured hair and the mimesis of communal safe spaces created by women of colour.⁠⁠Creative Direction + Editor – @tatianaamode⁠Producers – @joellerobinson @taimera.t_⁠Filming Assistace – @empty_martini @fioandfio

  • Mitchell Bradshaw

    Mitchell Bradshaw

    From what started off as a twist on a monotonous school project, Mitchell Bradshaw Design has grown into a one man home production, all the while staying true to his roots in SE London.⁠ For his earliest project Mitchell came out with a collection of re-designed long rizlas, before dropping the ‘Never Pay’ project, which…

  • Azuma Makoto

    Azuma Makoto

    A Bonsai tree suspended at the boundary between earth and space, flowers piled high on an arctic ice shelf.. Azuma Makoto’s botanical sculptures have gained worldwide fame for their attention-grabbing arrangements and extreme locations. His latest work was the re-imaginging of a 19th century paludarium, used to create a ecosystem to preserve botanical life. Full…

  • Yang Yang

    Yang Yang

    Yang Yang is an illustrator who tells stories of shared cultural memory. Building on the technical foundation of her education in both China and the UK, her works use the space between observation and imagination, to evoke place, event and experience for the audience. To see more of Yang’s work, follow her on Instagram.

  • Angus Munk

    Angus Munk

    Angus is from London and currently lives in Dalston, while studying furniture design and making at the BCC. Having finished a design degree at Leeds Met he went from Russia to Japan both of which influenced his inspiration and thinking. Noguchi, Kandinsky, Hepworth and Nakashima are a few of his influences and icons. To see…

  • Boilingman

    Boilingman

    I am from Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China. I graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in Visual Communication Information Design. Constantly finding my own interests and self-development are the charms of this border-less learning. So I am an illustrator now. I’m crazy about strange things and have a distinctive style of mystery and…

  • Sofia Melancia

    Sofia Melancia

    Sofia a Melancia is a Portuguese illustrator, whose work flows from her intuition, portraying themes of the ethereal/dreamscape, relationships and the human experience. She communicates these themes through colourful, vibrant pieces, allowing her to channel her ideas in a gorgeous visual manner. The aim of her work is to connect people to her inner world,…

  • Vivienne Shao

    Vivienne Shao

    Vivienne Shao is a Chinese illustrator, born in Guangzhou, China, who now mainly lives in London. Vivienne’s work explores common topics, and her perspectives on them derived from her personal experiences. She creates colourful and fun illustrations, often featuring herself as the protagonist, using highly saturated colours and a sense of humour, to provide a…

  • Fipsi Seilern

    Fipsi Seilern

    Born in the UK, Fipsi Seilern is a London based artist working across several mediums. She attended the Charles Cecil painting atelier in Florence, and has exhibited in London, Berlin, New York, Vienna, Stockholm and Murcia. Public interventions under the pseudonym PANG have shaped an ongoing dialogue between graffiti and classical painting. “My work harnesses…

  • Arclight.jpg

    Arclight.jpg

    Arclight.jpg (Abdulrahman Adesola Yusuf) born 1997 is a digital artist from Lagos, Nigeria. His works are digital collages he creates using photography and Photoshop. His works uses vibrant and contrasting colours to detail his anecdotes and thoughts that focuses on self awareness and growth. The visual expressive form of his works takes inspiration from highly…

  • Art / Roisin Francis

    Art / Roisin Francis

    “My work focuses on light and the ephemeral, observing the movement of sunlight …in order to construct images. This series, ‘Crossing the Water’, was created during a residency on …the Greek island of Rhodes, influenced by the blues of sea and sky covering the island.

  • Art / Tierra Arm­strong

    Art / Tierra Arm­strong

    Miami based artist Tierra Armstrong creates from a place of self-exploration. … Her work aims to explain the relationship we have with ourselves and the world around us … through an array of human emotions

  • Art / Maya Fuji

    Art / Maya Fuji

    Born in Japan and raised in the Bay Area, Maya Fuji is inspired by both her cultural heritage… as well as the local microcosms of the SF Bay Area …. She is fascinated by themes of traditional Japanese mythology and folklore…

  • Art / Michael Navarro

    Art / Michael Navarro

    “A recurring motif has emerged in his paintings, of animal avatars… These often serve as a reflection of himself within these contexts …r as the ‘relatable’ figure within in a meme. Michael’s work is greatly inspired by his contemporaries…

  • Art / Max M-K

    Art / Max M-K

    Max is a painter and jeweller from South-East London whose work focuses on myth and … language building, creating a lexicon of symbols that form the … backbone of his practice. Repeating, fracturing and weaving these symbols throughout each piece creates a dialogue …