LJÓN JUNGLE by KRISTJANA S WILLIAMS
Updated: Sep 19, 2021
165cm x 110cm approx
Mixed media and paper
£11,350 + VAT
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A glorious 3D celebration of nature; A strong powerful lion and family of cubs immediately draw the eye, their monochrome tone a counterpoint to the rich and vibrant border. A kaleidoscope of colour, life and vibrancy brings the inner secrets of the jungle to the fore. From deep in the undergrowth, the eyes of a soulful crane, a creeping crocodile and a radiant flamingo look out, unseeing or in warning. Butterflies, in every shade of yellow and blue, navigate their tentative path, rejoicing in the force and miracle of nature, unique depicted here in Kristjana’s stunningly impactful three dimensional artwork.
ABOUT KRISTJANA S WILLIAMS
Icelandic born artist Kristjana S Williams studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins, and quickly gained critical acclaim as Creative Director of 'Beyond the Valley', a position she held for eight years. In 2011 she began creating fine art pieces as well as illustrating books and designing interior items.
Her designs are inspired by nature, and her technique involves digitally and physically layering nature upon nature to mirror the symmetry that exists in all living things. Each piece is its own magical universe of exotic botanicals and vibrant animals.
Described by the New York Times as part of the ‘new antiquarian movement’, Kristjana’s three dimensional original work, Limited Edition prints and interior products feature Victorian engravings, which the artist has blended with verdant and exotic flora and fauna to stunning effect. Animals and insects are intertwined with lavish foliage, layered over ancient shipping maps and antique photographs. Fantastical new creatures are born, and what Kristjana calls ‘wishful forests’. These alluringly immersive two and three dimensional tableaus have won Kristjana many international awards including the Pentawards, D&D in book, a Clio Award and first prize in the New York Festivals Grand Prix.
Kristjana’s unique aesthetic, which is both mythical and modern, has led to collaborations with heritage brands such as Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Browns Hotel and Penhaligon's as well as the iconic contemporary marques such as Paul Smith, Victoria & Albert Museum and London’s Shard.
Kristjana lives and works in West London.