Travelling from Klimt to Kahlo with a brief stop at Kandinsky, the new Big Mother has finally arrived! Finnish artist Riikka Sormunen has drawn on her background studying fashion to create 22 seductive prints that feature exquisitely detailed garments inspired by the artist’s favourite designers: the print-heavy Jonathan Saunders and Dries van Noten.
It might seem strange to covet imaginary clothing but the beautiful patterns and rich colours that Riikka uses make her costumes leap off the page.
After briefly studying fashion design at The University of Art and Design of Helsinki, Riika decided to leave school and concentrate on painting and illustration.
Back on our shelves is the fourth title in Nobrow’s Big Mother series. This time it’s the turn of Dutch artistRaymond Lemstra to flirt with the Momma and flaunt the best of his illustrative talent in Nobrow’s largest format to date, allowing him the space to truly show off his creative flair.
Printed on the finest sustainably sourced paper, this beautiful publication is a large A3 format, opening up to huge A2 double page spreads. Big Mother #4 can be read as a book or easily dissembled into individual artworks.
This is a strictly limited edition – we’re only printing 2000 hand-numbered copies – so don’t miss your chance to grab one.
Raymond Lemstra is a Dutch artist and illustrator based in Amsterdam. He has exhibited his art across the world and been commissioned on projects by international companies such as Merceds-Benz, illustrated for Arnon Grunberg’s short story and contributed to two Nobrow magazines. Lemstra often fuses traditional motifs with bold, abstract images. His works are both playful and imaginative, and his intricate pencil work and detailed layers of shading reveal an exceptional level of skill, making him a true master of his craft. Big Mother #4 celebrates the finest of Lemstra’s work by collecting and condensing his pieces into this large, limited edition monograph.