Matthew Jinks creates minimalist digital art to convey specific themes and ideas. His recent work has predominantly focused on the concept of media and social canon – and how its impact can affect the viewpoints of society on specific individuals and political ideologies. Within this framework, Jinks creates portraits of historic public figures associated with revolutions and presents them as villains. These posters help to highlight a particular view of history which depicts characters to be either good or evil, and which uncritically presents challenging the status quo as something we should view as uncritically evil, rather than assess why attempting to undo systems of power is intrinsic within fighting oppression and injustice.
Ilyscia is a digital artist whose focus on characters and the human figure are inspired by manga, and provide an intimate lens into a fantasy narrative.
Jay Villacci’s Alienation series of photographs conveys a sense of abandonment and entrapment prevalent within British identity.