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Introducing Sarah Lowe March 16 2018, 0 Comments

"Creative block is usually sorted by either being inspired by a good exhibition or if that fails painting after a few glasses of wine at night, not sure what that says about me".

Introducing Jay Jones October 10 2017, 0 Comments

We are delighted to welcome Jay Jones to the Hatch Art Limited Editions family.
Jay's latest work will be online and exclusively at showing at Metal Box Factory, Southwark, London until December 2017.

"A time tinged with an abstract threat of apocalypse and utopian visions of ‘starting again’ in new galaxies"

Jay graduated from Falmouth Art College in 1995 with a first class BA (Hons) in Fine Art. In 2000 she started teaching art whilst continuing to create and exhibit her own collections. Jay’s work is always evolving across themes and media, a constant is the combining of objects and references found in junk shops, museums, old books and icons of visual culture from paintings of the old masters to nostalgic science fiction films. Jay work's with these old sources to create new stories and worlds.
Jay Jones

In this new series of work, Jay introduces imagery from the science fiction of her mid-20th-century childhood. "A time tinged with an abstract threat of apocalypse and utopian visions of ‘starting again’ in new galaxies". "Though at first, these references seem worlds apart from my other sources of inspiration, they’re all part of a visual language that describes and documents our histories and journeys". Old tapestries in museums illustrate the same intrepid imagination and meticulous craft as more recent science fiction and technologies. Jay is developing a playful iconography that threads through these time-traveling references – black holes that might be portals or thought bubbles?; frayed fabrics that are technical but fragile; gold leaf detailing showing a precious moment in time. "I’m interested in the idea of world-making through drawing, of becoming a master of these imagined utopias in times that are deeply unsettled and saturated with unreadable ‘information’".

H: Where does your interest in art come from?
J: My mother is an artist so I grew up with art being an important part of everyday life. I was encouraged to draw - I was expected to! My mother’s ambition was for me to go to art college which is cooler than being expected to become a doctor or a lawyer. The world is a safer place with me being an artist.

H: First ever experience of ‘art’?
J: I loved seeing the painting mum had done when I go back from school.

H: What inspires you?
J: Things I see in galleries, museums, junk shops and markets. I love finding unusual photographs or objects that have ended up in a market, sometimes it’s sad because you know you are looking at personal memories of someone who has died.

H: What's your process like?
J: Drawing from resources from different times and cultures and interpreting them through different visual languages. I create new stories from old found images.
The way I draw embroidery or tapestry mimics the stitch marks. The holes and spacecraft or astronauts feel more like graphic design or technical drawing.

Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL. 
HAL: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't-do that.

2001 A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick

H: Talking of astronauts, you are a big fan of '2001 A Space Odyssey' the 1968 epic science-fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. What is it about that film in particular that inspires you?
J: I saw it when I was 10 so it had a big effect. I love the soundtrack, the quiet moments, the weirdness and disjointed elements. The difficulty in trying to completely understand it is continually fascinating. I love films that don't tell you everything, it's like looking at a painting and the enjoyment of seeing or noticing something else every time you look at it. I'm embarrassed to say that I cry every time I see it and often I draw to the soundtrack. it's my desert island choice!

H: What would be your dream commission?
J: Massive drawings for NASA! Or for the V&A textile rooms, putting the references back where they came from.

H: How do you deal with creative block?
J: I draw my way out of a block, or I take my dog Frida for a walk and talk to her about some ideas, she’s a good listener.

H: If you could make a list of your favourite contemporary artists, who would you pick?
J: Fiona Rae because she has inspired me to use different languages of paint and drawing and pattern making, her work is so luscious. Peter Doig because the way he hides and reveals figurative elements in his layered paintings is sublime.

H: Banksy…..any thoughts?
J: No, not really. I love street art though

H: What are you working on next?
J: I am developing ideas for some circle shaped drawings, this will be a challenge but it relates to some ideas I have about thought bubbles and embroidery hoops! I want to celebrate how traditional craft methods inform my work.

H: Outside of art what makes you the happiest?
J: Being with family, walking Frida, watching films, going to the pub for lunch and staying until supper!

H: Do you have a creative hero?
J: Nobody in particular …I like to keep open to the new ideas that can come from anywhere.

H: How would your friends describe you?
J: I think they would say funny, creative and a good cook!

H: We are bombarded every day by bad news, what one thing would you change in the world if you could?
J: Encourage everyone to draw. Drawing is like thinking and helps us see things from a clearer perspective.

H: If you were to tag yourself on HATCH, what 3 words would you use?
J: Combinations

H: Ok last one......tell us a secret?
J: I don’t know who Banksy is

Come and meet Jay in person and see her work at HATCH ART FAIR 19th October 2017 - Metal Box Factory - 30 Great Guildford St, London, SE1 0HS.
Tickets available click here 
Map click here

Artist Jay Jones - Faded     Artist Jay Jones

2017 - Hatch Art Fair
Metal Box Factory - London - 19 October

2016 - Lord Wandesworth College.
Solo ‘spotted’

2016 - Coldstream Gallery.
Canford School. solo ‘spotted’

2015 - Artists with connections to North Cornwall
Bude Castle Gallery ‘not of our time’

2015 - Shaftsbury Art Centre.
Solo ‘new paintings and drawings’

2013 RWA
Open exhibition

2010 - Canford School Gallery
Solo show “Borrowed again”

2009 Winchester College Gallery

2008 - Canford School Gallery
Solo show. “Shed”

2001 - Charterhouse Gallery
Professional Art tutor exhibition

1996 - Towner Art Gallery
Open exhibition

1995  - Slaughterhouse London
Post-degree show

HATCH ART FAIR - 19 October 2017 October 07 2017, 0 Comments

Staged during London’s most important art week in October. Free entry, art available from £70 - £7000.

Featuring artists.  


Book your free ticket here How to get there. Map here 




A private viewing 22nd Feb 2017 January 28 2017, 0 Comments


Artist Toby Atkins


Split Curiosity Disorder: a fictitious affliction in which the subject cannot be restricted to work in one manner or style, instead choosing to change it frequently, depending on what is being drawn or a particular preoccupation.  It can become so chronic that art directors become befuddled as they struggle to pigeon-hole the subject, and agents run away, sometimes screaming.  It usually occurs due to the subject’s love of drawing in all its multifarious forms and a restless addiction to the exploration of new methods.  Inevitably, the subject has to learn to live with an increasingly fragmented portfolio.

Toby Atkins is a lifetime sufferer of this ailment but, with great effort and determination, has managed to confine his style to just two favourites for this exhibition: natural history illustration and Japanese ukiyo-e prints.  His latest series, Natural Curiosities, is the largest and most complex set of screenprints he has yet produced, inspired by nineteenth-century collectors’ cabinets of stag beetles and other mounted entomology. Combining detailed engraving-style illustrations of insects with the bold, graphic shapes of astronomical bodies, they attempt to link the massive and the minute.

Toby’s Sakura Beer posters were inspired by the Sapporo Beer Museum in Hokkaido, Northern Japan, and its beer posters for the Sapporo, Kirin and Asahi companies from the turn of the 20th Century.  These are Toby’s take on those posters, combining the aesthetic of traditional old Japanese ukiyo-e (woodblock) prints - in this case, particularly the work of Hokusai and Utamaro -  with a fresher colour palette and a contemporary kick.

Sadly, there is no known cure as yet for Fictitious Split Curiosity Disorder, though it is thought to be beneficial for the sufferer to have their work admired.  Please be aware that the Curiosity condition is, however, highly contagious and can lead, on occasion, to the loss of feline life for some unknown reason…


Introducing Toby Atkins September 06 2016, 2 Comments

'Relishes the impending doom of a deadline, enjoys wearing tweed and distrusts ducks...'

Artist Toby Atkins self potraitToby Atkins is a London-based artist and freelance illustrator. He graduated from Norwich School of Art and Design in 2008 with a 1st class BA (hons) degree in Graphic Design - Illustration. His work centres around a firm grasp of historical styles and techniques that enable him to gently satirise modern society in a uniquely comical manner. His diverse artistic interests include anatomical illustration, mythology, anthropomorphism, the Blues, ukiyo-e print masters, Akira Kurosawa films, and 50's graphic novels. History of art directly informs his approach to each brief; his love of drawing forms the foundation of his versatile use of media.

Toby's first collection is now available on HATCH click here to take a look.

Geisha Punk - Toby Atkins  Samurai Punk - Toby Atkins

We caught up with Toby to ask him a few questions.

H: Toby before we talk about your art….couple of things.......'tweed and distrusts of ducks?'
T: I started wearing tweed in the early 2000’s, I have always used old photos as reference for my illustrations and so when I came across the occasional suit in a small shop I’d fall in love. Now it’s been in mainstream fashion for a few years I feel a little lost as to what to wear! As for ducks, they’re clearly up to something, it’s in their beady little eyes...


H: Where does your interest in art come from?
Probably from my family. My Mum’s house is always covered in paintings, drawings and postcards and absolutely full of illustrated books. My Dad and I used to draw together, he’d name an animal and we’d both draw it from memory, it started training my imagination and it’s still a lot of fun to do with some mates after a few beers. 

H: In your bio you mention interests that include - anatomical illustration, mythology, anthropomorphism, the Blues, ukiyo-e print masters, Akira Kurosawa films, and 50's graphic novels.......what's the story behind each one?

Toby Atkins Stag Beetles
T: There isn’t really a story to be honest, they’re just a few of my core influences. They don’t all fit nicely together but in my head it all sort of works. I’ve never stuck to one way of working, I am always looking for new ways to draw based on finding some new piece of ephemera that inspires me and these subjects tend to be regular 'go-to’ sources for me. I’m happy with being eclectic, and not prescribing to what an illustrator should do, which is to have a portfolio full of one style so it’s easier for art directors to 'pigeonhole’ you. If you can work in a variety of ways do so, musicians tend not to have this problem they can be multi-instrumentalists and play a variety of music, so why should an artist be any different?

H: So what exciting project(s) are you working on right now? 
T: At the moment I am doing a few sketches for a series of mono-tonal samurai punk prints. Sort of Edo samurai, meets London punk scene with Mad Max and Akira vibes. Each print is featuring a different member of the band, so far it’s been a lot of fun to work on.

Utamaro - Toby Atkins

H: What would be your dream commission?
T: Though a lot of my work features singular images I really love graphic novels and so I’d love to have the opportunity to have one published one day. An advertising campaign for an international brand though would be nice too, I'd really love to see my work on a billboard...

H: If you could make a list of your favourite contemporary artists, who would you pick?
T: I absolutely love Shaun Tan’s work, he is a creative powerhouse but he is particularly inspirational to me because through his work I learnt that an illustrator can work in as many styles as they want to and yet still be successful. Mike Mignola, James Gurney and Aaron Horkey are favourites of mine as well as the mangas of Otomo Katsuhiro and Miyazaki Hayao.

H. Banksy…..any thoughts?
T: I think he is an interesting figure politically. He uses his art to highlight our core problems as a society in a succinct and powerful way that is instantly accessible and memorable, that’s impressive.

H: If you were to tag yourself on HATCH, what 3 words would you use?
T: Imaginative, Eclectic and a bit Daft?!?

H: Outside of art what feels like love to you?
T: I love to go on long excursions in Japan with my wife when we are visiting my in-laws; long drives past rice fields, winding mountain paths, lined with cedar trees, playing with the dogs, cool autumn nights, alpine air, onsen steam, the feel of tatami and the roar of rivers.

H: How would your friends describe you?
T: Shorter than average… You’d have to ask them I guess, probably that I’m pretty stubborn, it’s a family trait!

H: We are bombarded everyday by bad news, what one thing would you change in the world if you could.
T: Probably to end the destruction of the world’s habitats to protect the creatures of this planet. I love animals both as subject matter for my work and just to observe. I once met David Attenborough, a personal hero of mine.

H: Ok last one......tell us a secret?
T: I’m scared of ghosts, totally irrational I know! Oh and dark water but I think they’re both due to an overactive imagination.

We are delighted that Toby has joined the Hatch family and we will be adding more collections of his work over the next 12 months. Join our mailing list here to get updates about upcoming shows and new artists.


OXIDISED. May 15 2016, 0 Comments

Thursday 12th May was our first 'pop up gallery' exhibition featuring the art of Louisa Tebutt. What a great success it was, fantastic turn out, great people, amazing atmosphere and lots of art finding new homes to live. The feedback from all who attended was a joy to see and hear. 

We would like to thank Mathilde and the team at Too Many Cooks London for allowing us into their amazing space at the Metal Box Factory and for all the time and effort they put in to make the exhibition such a success. 

If you didn't make the private viewing you will able to see Louisa's work over the next month at Too Many Cooks and get an amazing lunch while you are at it. Also big big thanks to Simon and Tom who's hard work and engineering skills kept the those huge steel canvases on the walls, not a single visitor was decapitated on the night...Special thanks also to Tamara Hansen - tamarahansen.format.com for photography.




Original work going to new homes - Marlene Dietrich, Pensive, Lost Soul, Evolution and Quiet Noise

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On behalf of Louisa Tebbutt and ourselves, a big thank you and hugs to everyone who attended OXIDISE - ART ON STEEL. 

OXIDISE - Art on Steel April 04 2016, 0 Comments

The Art of Louisa Tebbutt exhibition. 12/05/16 - 12/07/16

Located a short stroll from the Tate Modern the exhibition will feature previously unseen works alongside new collections from the last 12 months. 

Louisa’s collection of works on oxidized steel is receiving considerable attention, with 'Looking Out' accepted for the new screening project at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

The collection juxtaposes the solidity of the material with the image depicted. “Oxidized steel is a material that holds traces of passing time, traces that consist of varying textures and patterns. Layering the paint the emerging image entwines itself with the medium.”

You can register your interest for the event on our Facebook page click this link

Work held mainly in private collections in UK & USA.

Music and paintings combined March 16 2016, 0 Comments

This is Berlin-based filmmaker Boris Seewald's new video, over 1,250 paintings combined with sound from German electronic music producer, Ralf Hildenbeute.

Enjoy these painted images and sketches of dancers in the video moving to the rhythm in a virtual world choreographed performance. Morphing images create a sense of motion through space and time. 

Rather scrumptious. 



Introducing 'HatchART100' March 03 2016, 0 Comments

Over the next 12 months we will be working with some of our artists to produce a series of new collections. All signed giclee prints available in these collections will be priced below €100. The first artist to launch will be Luka Brase, Luka has created a series of 8 originals to coincide with the 'Back to Old Town' exhibition in Bratislava which launched 03rd March 2016.

Follow this link - The Luka Brase HatchART100

V priebehu nasledujúcich 12 mesiacov budeme pracovať s niektorými z našich umelcov a produkovať rady nových kolekcií. Všetky podpísané vytlačené umelecké diela sú k dispozícii v týchto zbierkach. Diela sa predávajú za menaj než 100€ Prvým umelcom je Luka Brasa. Luka vytvoril sériu 8 originálov pre HatchART100 

Nasledujte tento odkaz - Luka Brase 100€



Luka Brase Exhibition. February 20 2016, 0 Comments

Back in Old Town. Bratislava
Polisky Institute and Akul Story present artist Luka Brase. 
Exhibition runs from 03/03/2106 - 31/03/2106

Luka Brase Exhibition

Luka studied art at the Academy of Arts in Slovakia. Exhibitions include Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Slovakia and London. His works have been sold into private collections and galleries around the world. Originals and limited edition giclee prints are available to collect. He is founder of project Art on the way ™. Luka has also cooperated with internationally acclaimed furniture design brand Ligne Roset. Luka Brase works and lives across Europe.

Opening night special guest: Pianist Jana Bezek - playing tracks from her new album Cracow 

Exhibition Address: https://goo.gl/dorhLb 
Akul Story: http://goo.gl/QimNvj
Available work on Hatch: http://goo.gl/aaqM9o
Jana Bezek: http://janabezek.com/

Luka Brase

Exhibition location: https://goo.gl/dorhLb 
Akul Story: http://goo.gl/QimNvj
Available work on Hatch: http://goo.gl/aaqM9o
Luka Brase

Luka Brase