Author: Jenny Shepherd

Behind the Scenes with Bonnie and Clyde

This week we dropped in to see contemporary collage artist, Bonnie and Clyde in her Brighton studio.

 

Formerly the Coronation cinema, her studio building in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine has a light blue façade that wouldn’t look out of place in one of her collages. We take the winding and somewhat wobbly staircase up to Steph, the creative mind behind Bonnie and Clyde, surrounded by colourful collages of pastel skies, palm trees, architecture and signage in different textures and techniques that show her creative though process at work.

Behind the Scenes with Bonnie and Clyde | Image

Now The Fun Begins by Bonnie and Clyde

 

After studying 3D design at Kingston University, Steph set up a successful graphic design business creating posters, brochures, book sleeves, signage and website to full festival campaigns. Behind the Scenes with Bonnie and Clyde | Image Her passion for photography grew and she began combining her self-taken photographs with her graphics skills and a new talent for screen printing to produce captivating mixed media collages.

She begins by sifting through her extensive collection of photographs she has taken from her trips abroad. Physically taking the photos of her destination herself and picking up on the atmosphere, light and colour palette of her surroundings, she will take hundreds of pictures for her archives to work with later. She then scans them into her computer before starting the lengthy process of printing, scanning, cutting, layering, painting and passing back and forth between the computer and paper.

Using a combination of monochrome and highly saturated areas of colour, with textured paint, elements of distressed, heavy paper and magazine cuttings her finished prints possess a level of depth only possible from such a labour of love. Behind the Scenes with Bonnie and Clyde | Image

Behind the Scenes with Bonnie and Clyde | Image

Lesson 1. Happiness by Bonnie and Clyde

 

Her passion for travel is a thread woven throughout her collages as she merges different cities to create a dreamland that is familiar yet fictional. Highly emotive her new print work responds to socio-political environments intertwined with her own personal experiences. Immersing the viewer in beautiful and bizarre cityscapes.

art to arrive by christmas

£300

55 x 70cm

Zoe Moss £150

Just Wanna Be Loved

29.7 x 42 cm

£150

29.7 x 42 cm

Falling Bears Artwork by Rhys Brown
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Falling Bears

70 x 47cm

£450

70 x 47cm

Cherries

42 x 59.4cm

£200

42 x 59.4cm

CMY Bob

60 x 84cm

£159

60 x 84cm

£35

15 x 15 cm

Odi Et Amo - Small

30 x 30cm

£125

30 x 30cm

Lose Yourself - Blue

29.7 x 42 cm

£85

29.7 x 42 cm

Future Penguin

35 x 50cm

£150

35 x 50cm

Shuby £45

Love Banana

42 x 29.7cm

£45

42 x 29.7cm

Masterpiece Plus Art Print by Remi Rough
Exclusive

Masterpiece Plus

42 x 29.7cm

£190

42 x 29.7cm

Love's a game
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Love's a game

50 x 50cm

£150

50 x 50cm

Not My First Rodeo (11th Edition) Art Print by Babak Ganjei
Exclusive

£135

50 x 70cm

£150

50 x 70cm

BALLOON DOG 7 Art Print by VeeBee
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VeeBee £270

BALLOON DOG 7

21 x 29.7cm

£270

21 x 29.7cm

Tom Lewis £125

Stag

30 x 30 cm

£125

30 x 30 cm

Choco Happy Dog

12 x 6 x 12cm

£300

12 x 6 x 12cm

£48

6 x 10 cm

RYCA £80

Blowing A Kiss

12 x 12cm

£80

12 x 12cm

United Colour of London Art Print by Jayson Lilley
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£195

31 x 24cm

Rise no.1 Art Print by Lisa Lloyd
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Rise no.1

60 x 60cm

£150

60 x 60cm

£220

59 x 70.5cm

Canary

40 x 50cm

£150

40 x 50cm

£50

50 x 70cm

Gorilla - Pink Foil

42 x 59.4cm

£195

42 x 59.4cm

Love is the Drug - Pink Diamond Dust, 2020 Art Print by Ryan Callanan
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£200

60 x 60cm

Twilight

32.x 44cm

£65

32.x 44cm

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