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Follow the pen: Shantell Martin's eye-catching artwork

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11:45 AM | 18 April 2017
by Hollie Wong
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From wall-spanning pen work to sunglasses and colouring books, British visual artist Shantell Martin creates her own black and white world on everything she draws on.

Exploring the themes of communication between artist and audience, Shantell's work is a quest for identity built upon a meditation of lines that bridge fine art, performance art and technology with the everyday experience of conversation, objects and places.

Originally a student of Central St. Martin's University, Shantell brings her audience and surroundings into her drawings as a reflection on ever changing time and space.

Currently based in New York, Shantell's worked with world famous rapper Kendrick Lamar, and her artwork has appeared across the globe, including galleries and museums in Hong Kong, Toronto, and Los Angeles.

Shantell she sees her work as a vehicle to forge new connections between education, design, philosophy and technology — the glue in an increasingly interdisciplinary world.

The interconnected lines and spaces demonstrate Shantell's thinking and create an epic and creative landscape.


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