29th March – 26th April 2014 No Walls gallery 114 Church Street Brighton BN1 1UD nowallsgallery.com
Hello Cheeky – the title of Hattie Stewart’s first solo show – is a fun, playful phrase concocted in the mind of Hattie Stewart six years ago to encapsulate the feeling behind her spirited, comical and at times mischievous work.
From cheerful characters with dark, sinister yet subtle undertones to the art of ‘Doodle-Bombing’ – a practice part satire and part adoration displayed by drawing over the covers of famous magazine publications including Vogue, Interview, Playboy and The Face – Hattie turns the banal into the abstract and the mundane into the magical.
A summarisation of all things Hattie – ‘Hello Cheeky’ will invite you to see brand new doodle bombs and a selection of new illustrations for the first time and indulge in the colourful, tongue-in-cheek nature of Hatties’ work.
About The Artist
Hattie Stewart is a young London based illustrator with a vibrant, cheeky style.
A self professed ‘professional doodler’ her unique and playful illustration extends itself through art and fashion having worked with designers such as House Of Holland, Marc By Marc Jacobs and Adidas as well as exhibiting in L.A, Miami, New York, Berlin and London.
In recent years her notoriety has increased due to a project aptly titled ‘Doodle-Bombing’ where she draws over the covers of influential publications such as Interview, Vogue, i:D and Playboy who earlier this year featured her designs throughout their social media and print publication.
Hattie Stewart is also a frequent contributor to Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie Magazine and subsequent Yearbooks as well as Nylon magazine. Hattie has previously collaborated with the artist Azealia Banks on a set of doodle bombed portraits and more recently with Roman Coppola and Old Navy which saw her work animated and brought to life for their recent Fall 13 campaign.
Only three years out of university Hattie Stewart is looking forward to an even more exciting year ahead with a worldwide campaign with Pepsi and a few secret projects up her sleeve.