Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Inspiring Artists | Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

Whilst searching for something ‘different’ art-wise, I came across the work of Lydia Kasumi Shirreff. Lydia is an illustrator and paper engineer who lives in London. She explores the use of drawing, painting and making throughout her work.

Ma Bicyclette: Inspirational Artists | Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

Much of her work takes on a 3-dimensional format. Her art is complex, colourful and made with so much care. These images are taken from Lydia’s installation for The Artist Residence Hotel in Brighton this year. I’ve always admired sculptural art as it’s something that I’ve never quite mastered myself. Even from just looking at these images, it is clear that they have been well made.

Ma Bicyclette: Inspirational Artists | Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

The image below has to be my favourite. The artist’s love of colour shines through here. The piece is the product of a collaborative project with artist Castro Smith. Sometimes I find the use of too much colour to be garish, but here it works really well. The use of layering here is beautiful.

Ma Bicyclette: Inspirational Artists | Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

The sculptures below look great as an outdoor installation. The vibrant colours fit in well with the nature scene. It is both playful and charming at the same time.

Ma Bicyclette: Inspirational Artists | Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

The next image is from Shirreff’s ‘Animal, Mineral, Vegetable’ exhibition. The small 3D objects work well as a collection although each has its own individuality.

Ma Bicyclette: Inspirational Artists | Lydia Kasumi Shirreff

I think that the art of sculpture takes a lot of skill and patience. This is something that Lydia Kasumi Shirreff certainly has. Her work is interesting, unique and is definitely worth sharing!

Rachel
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1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of http://www.kaperonline.com/ who exhibited at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair!

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