Howard Hodgkin for Designers Guild Inspiration

Thursday, 1 May 2014

I came across these amazing fabrics online when I was looking up a different design I had seen in a local fabric shop. I fell in love with the expressive qualities in the strokes and the freedom displayed in the line. It feels as if his work is breaking the mould of convential shape and form which I love.
I am starting to include mark making in the backgrounds of my work which contrast with the clean line of the drawings. I am looking closely at Hodgkins work and want to convey the same passion into my own practice.
I could imitate his work through a range of media but I think it would be an effective method to do it through an open screen. I will have to try and book into the print room which is so hard at the moment to experiment.
Hodgkins is originally a fine artist but as recently workedwith designers guild in collaberating to create an exciting range of fabrics and papers for S/S14. To find out more please visit

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