Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Maureen Gubia and Eoin Ryan Join jottaBoutique

By Millie Findlay

jotta presents two brand spanking new artists to the Boutique. Artists Maureen Gubia and Eoin Ryan make works to bewitch and beguile, drawing the viewer into their illusive imagined worlds.

Maureen Gubi, Tripii series 2009, Crow and faces by Eoin Ryan. (Click any image to enlarge it)

Maureen Gubia’s whimsical line drawings and photographs capture the attention of all who see them. Hailing from Ecuador, her work retains the essence of her homeland, acting as a series of tantalizing snapshots into her life, supported by the photography posted on her blog. Maureen describes her drawings as being “driven by longing” , and her fluid style helps her to explore that dark, volatile world of human emotion. Her work was recently shown in the Swanfield pop-up shop, exploring the darker side of living in a tropical climate, where the carnival is over and laziness and apathy reigns.

The dreamy watercolours now available in the Boutique transport you directly into Gubia’s world of childlike figures peeping out from the page in between carnival-coloured vegetation.

jotta had Eoin Ryan down as a ‘ones to watch’ in July, after he had attracted our attention with his alluring illustrations on his jotta profile. Eoin draws inspiration for his illustrations from sources as diverse as propaganda posters and Japanese woodblocks to create his unique and haunting images.
Having produced work for Art on the Green, Eoin is currently indulging in some ‘shameless self-promotion’ ready for his next show in the autumn. Eoin is releasing a series of limited edition prints exclusively for jotta, these have their origins in the enticing combination of miscellaneous research and ‘scratching around’ in Eoin’s head to provide the content.

All the work is available on the jottaBoutique for your perusing pleasure - so snap the opportunity to own some rare gems!

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