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East London-based artist Lynnie Z’s forthcoming exhibition at The Book Club, will showcase an extensive body of work, deconstructing the studio space as a state of mind. Shining an explorative light into her creative flow, the show will explore the experimental space where ideas and forms take shape, and characters and atmospheres evolve.
Lynnie Z’s style is a distinctive one, full of energy; where a bold bright colour palette is used to great effect in the playful charismatic characters she creates. The development of these characters is the driving force of her work, producing mysterious, seductive creatures and powerful femme fatales. Women are mostly the subject of her pieces, which she brings to life using ink, paint and paint pens.
“I am totally inspired by the mystique and intuition of women, there is so much there that I want to capture and express. Women usually exist as muses in art, art mostly created by men. I hope that by being a woman myself, I can give a more empowering representation of women as a force, through the female gaze.”
Born and brought up in the wilds of the Scottish Borders juxtaposed into a creative family with strong African connections, instilled a love of different cultures into Lynnie Z, with a fascination for people, pattern and colour.
The exhibition will be presented in all stages of development providing an open view on the process for the audience, including bold paintings, simple and elegant line drawings, experimental collages and large wall murals. Lynnie Z will also be collaborating with the Art of Ping Pong in re-designing The Book Club’s ping pong room, applying exclusive artworks to the custom-made ping pong table and interactive space.
Sketchbooks and fast drying mediums have played an important role in developing a free-flowing creative process for Lynnie Z, where ideas and experiments develop instinctively. The focus on the creative process itself has naturally been a driving force for her work, embracing fresh, uncontrived ideas and allowing personalities to evolve naturally into striking and engaging images.
"I like to see my work as an informal journey. I want to capture the raw ethereal atmospheres that evolve naturally in an image, which can sometimes get lost later on in the process. “
Studio by Lynnie Z is a free exhibition running at The Book Club from 8th November – 17th February 2019
Lynnie Z studied illustration at Kingston University, and now lives and works in London. Clients include, Coca Cola, The New York Times, MAC Cosmetics, Nike, Taschen, Estrella, Salvatore Ferragamo, Monki, Dropbox, Refinery 29 and Sony and her solo and group exhibitions include London, New York and LA. Her work has been published in publications such as Illustration NOW (Taschen), Vogue, Creative Review, Riposte and It’s Nice That.
Based both in her native Tel Aviv and London, art curator Liat Chen has been curating exhibitions in the creative heart of East London for The Book Club since 2009. Working with both emerging and established contemporary artists to deliver bespoke exhibitions from artists such as Dean Chalkley, Faris Badwin, Kelly Anna and Lynnie Z and The Mighty Boosh, Liat’s curation style is unique and distinctive, trend driven and always full of energy, using lots of bright colours and graphic elements.
The Art of Ping Pong
The Art of Ping Pong celebrates the popularity and subculture of ping pong by colliding it with all the colour and fun of art. They express their love of the game through the creation of products, events and collaborations. This has seen them work with Nike, Ted Baker, Nigel Cabourn, Protein, Everpress, The London Illustration Fair, Shoreditch House and KK Outlet. Art of Ping Pong is on a mission to become the most spirited ping pong brand on the planet. As part of this journey they have had a strong focus on producing their own charity auctions. Since their inception in 2013 these have raised over £20k.
The Book Club
The Book Club offers a cultural revolution to the East End’s social scene, turning the conventional arts institution on its head, fusing boozing with brain power every night of the week through a thought-provoking programme of ‘thinking and drinking’ event. The Book Club also hosts a diverse programme of exhibitions curated by Liat Chen and Algy Betten.
Art of Ping Pong’s artist collaborations at the Book Club are sponsored by Estrella Damm