Jonathan Lawes studied at Leeds Arts University, UK, and graduated with a Ba(Hons) in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design in 2009.
Jonathan creates prints with a distinctly graphic edge, reflecting his love of geometry, shape, and pattern. In his work he likes to experiment with layering techniques to create an endless array of colours and an added sense of depth to a flat surface.
After spending 8 years in Berlin, Jonathan has recently relocated to south London and works as an artist and printmaker. He divides his time between designing for a variety of interior clients and working on his own personal silk screen prints and other handmade design products.
He also has a keen eye for nuance and layering – evidence of his underlying attention to colour and detail. When he's printmaking, Jonathan works in a "loose, organic way. Compositions are created randomly, printing numerous layers and different colours on top of one another. This creates a subtle effect – masking some areas off, while revealing flashes of colour in others." With their painterly abstractions and beautiful, almost diaphanous layers, the results speak for themselves.
Jonathan graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2009 with a degree in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. Having lived in Berlin for the best part of a decade, he's now based in Peckham, where he divides his time between printmaking and designing for interiors clients – he's produced a vast collection of geometric wall coverings for London-based Tektura. He also creates his own range of stationery, emblazoned with his eye-catching geometric designs. Whether he's working on wall coverings, notebooks or a new edition, it's the experimental potential of silkscreen that continues to provide the initial spark.
We're delighted that Jonathan's at our store, and we look forward to seeing how his work evolves in the months and years ahead.