A floaty marbled dreamscape through which one can almost make out a face, or is it a mountain range? Sam Chirnside explores the melding of landscapes and humanity, of effervescence with formality.
Working with artists such as Danny Brown and Kuedo, Chirnside does not only explore his own personal aesthetic, but those of others, internalising their branding and paring it with his own unique vision. Imagery such as ancient Egyptian sculptures are deconstructed and revitalised, washed with Chirnside’s pastel paintbrush and inherent sense of modernity.
Sam Chirnside takes you into the now, adopting current trends with an almost effortless sense of purpose. He is also adept at showing his versatility. He has mastered the challenging art of making the much-exhausted format of the lookbook exciting and fresh, and delving into the coveted region of iconic cover art. Chirnside explores the many avenues of a contemporary creative, encouraging future generations to explore a shifting sense of identity in graphic design and fine art.
He will take you on a psychedelic journey, his art shifting from subjects such as the human form and language, to ideas about corporate identity and branding, his pure vision never once wavering.
Words / Ruby Giles