Tuesday, 19 April 2011
stuart kolakovic : under the damp earth
Eastern European folk tales, mythology, fairytales and family history all seep into the narrative-driven illustrations of Stuart Kolakovic. His day-to-day work has popped up in national newspapers and magazines, appeared on book covers (I first saw his work, aptly, on William Blacker's Along The Enchanted Way: A Story Of Life And Love In Romania), as well as on badges, tea-towels and recently on Marks & Spencer own brand teabag packs. He's set up a teaser trailer website for his new show of illustrations at the fine NoBrow gallery in east London (until 23 June), which veer off in a darker direction than his previous work. The teaser's a little animated, with music - go see.