The 8 female artists to know now
In this world of mass production, big brands, CGI and 3D printing, creativity is, shall we say, losing its personal touch.
But London Design Festival 2018, a one-week event celebrating exceptional craftsmanship, design ideas & designers from around the world, has, thankfully, shaken things up a little. This year's programme spans the city and gives voice to a roster of design events, technologies, brands, both big and small, as well as talented creators including visionary set designer Es Devlin.
In celebration of such a brilliant initiative, we've scouted out the outstanding female artists, designers and makers you should have on your radar.
Making her name on British soap opera Hollyoaks, Scarlet Bowman is now one of the hottest young British artists around. With works peppering the walls of Soho House, numerous exhibitions under her belt and backing from The Dot Project – the new London IT Gallery shaking up the Old Boy's Club – Bowman's work is in high demand.
Working within the minimalist aesthetic of British Abstract art, Scarlet's canvases, tapestries and multi-media works are fragmented, stylised, and created with open interpretation in mind.
Preoccupied with the idea of re-appropriation, Scarlet weaves together a melange of recycled materials, natural objects, and man-made fabrics and textiles to explore the tangible effects of the production process in consumer commodity culture.