This summer The Coningsby Gallery, London will be transformed into a world of fantasy and imagination as celebrated printmaker, and Boxbird Co-founder Graham Carter launches a collection of new works in his solo show East Meets West.
Take a journey to a world where Eastern and Western cultures collide, through unusual, colourful landscapes inhabited by an array of wonderous creatures & characters.
‘East Meets West’ will be an amalgamation of design elements from 40’s & 50’s America, juxtaposed by traditional oriental imagery and landscapes, creating a wonderful sense of nostalgia and a unique visual feast.
This stunning travel diary of limited edition silkscreen prints, original artworks & mixed media pieces will leave visitors inspired and, if not already, a big Carter fan!
Sunday 30th August - Saturday 12th September at: Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RJ
Wednesday 23rd September - Wednesday 29th September at: Boxbird Gallery & Studios, 14 St Johns Road, Hove, BN3 2FB
About Graham Carter
Graham Carter is one of the UK’s leading illustrators and over the last ten years has worked with clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Bupa, Orange and Waterstone’s, working on some of the most exciting and successful campaigns in the UK.
As one of the founding members of the celebrated illustration collective Peepshow Graham has also enjoyed collaborative projects and exhibitions with the BBC, Diesel and Expo 2000 with ‘Lost Consonants’ creator Graham Rawle.
Despite his illustrative success Graham passion and more recent critical acclaim lies in his extraordinary and unique art prints. Graham rediscovered his love of silkscreen printing in 2005 and hasn’t stopped since with a string of highly successful solo shows across the South East, and exhibiting in galleries throughout the UK including Boxbird, Richard Goodall Gallery, Art Republic & Soma.
In 2008 Graham founded the Boxbird Gallery & Studios with soon to be wife Alice Teague. The gallery has become one if the UK's best spots to buy limited edition prints and original art works by some of the UK's best illustrators & printmakers.
Graham’s unique printmaking style has made him one of the most collected printmakers in the UK and internationally. His attention to detail, characters and exquisite colour pallets transport the viewer into a land of robots, giant bears, origami creatures and of course his trademark yeti’s.
Graham says that these passions stem from a childhood full of American re-runs and comic books, and as strongly as American culture influenced Graham the child, Japanese culture and style has made it’s mark on Graham the adult, “ I’m not entirely sure where it comes from but I’ve always had an affinity with eastern mythology, folklore and design. More and more it keeps creeping into my work....” Graham Carter.