Augustine and Bridgland
Royal College of Art graduates Danny Augustine and Adam Bridgland collaborated for the first time for their sell out exhibition, ‘Flowers For Your Darlings’, at Jealous Gallery, London in May 2014. The show was a collection of large monoprint works exploring themes of lust and love, created by painting directly on to the screen print mesh before printing. The project was something that happened very organically, almost by accident, developing from an initial interest in combining imagery and text. This was soon developed when work sessions started in the Jealous Print Studio and Danny and Adam realised the success of the work was to combine their two creative styles to produce the huge expressive floral works that filled the exhibition. After separating the sections on the print area the pair work quickly on the screen to create the imagery. The nature of the process means that they do not have time to think and allow inhibitions to take hold. With the inks drying into the screen the painting is very free, the marks quick as the pair dance around the mesh to complete each image.
After the success of the exhibition, the pair have continued to work together and are creating new works specially commissioned for Heal's, London and their Spring/Summer 2015 collection under the name Augustine & Bridgland. Danny and Adam will also work towards a new show of monoprints at Jealous in 2015.