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Mixed Media Girls – Nikki Farquharson

Nikki Farquharson for Lovedough, photography: Anna Victoria Best

At WGSN we’ve had our eye on the design work created by Nikki Farquharson. Farquharson, a London born and based graphic artist and illustrator, creates visually inspiring pattern and manipulated collage artworks.

 Contemporary fashion illustrations collage and pen visual inspiration

Intense colouring, pen pattern work, and a creative mix of manipulated photographic collage is a movement that’s emerging in both handcrafted and digital forms. Nikki Farquharson’s bold artworks stand out with their unique, 80s colour palette-infused pattern construction.

Contemporary fashion illustrations collage and pen visual inspiration

Contemporary fashion illustrations collage and pen visual inspiration

Contemporary fashion illustrations collage and pen visual inspiration

Farquharson explains, “Mixed Media Girls are experimental works combining found imagery with personal illustration. The Mixed Media illustrations are initially inspired by the original photograph. I then alter the surroundings with abstract details and meticulous patterns. The final outcome is often playful and eclectic. The girl is either a prop to the pattern or just part of the canvas. I add the girl to put the patterns into context.’

Contemporary fashion illustrations collage and pen visual inspiration

Contemporary fashion illustrations collage and pen visual inspiration

Farquharson illustrates her works exclusively by hand with a mixture of fine pens and paper, her favourite medium. It gives her the most control and she enjoys the creative process.

 

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