Rikki Hewitt is an Artist & Illustrator based in Bristol, UK.


About

Much of Rikki’s practice aims to document and interpret topography and psychogeography through painting, drawing and printmaking. Graphic icons and motifs inspired by our natural and urbanised environments are integral to his image making.

Shapes and patterns feature heavily in Rikki’s work. Brick walls, waves, flowers, rock formations, industrial machinery and religious iconography amongst other themes reoccur in different contexts throughout. His visual language swings between abstraction and graphic compositions and often pattern-rich aesthetics synonymous with European Folk Art.

As a keen sketchbook-keeper his work tends to manifest from travel sketches and inconsequential drawings into collages and digital manipulations of pen and brush work. His process relies on building pictures organically. Developing shapes on paper, acetate or fabric allows imagery to be overlapped, overdrawn, scratched, erased or cut out. Themes and arcing ideas often present themselves through improvisation. Finished works tend to be the result of composing fragments piece-by-piece until an idea is appropriately conveyed.

His work has been featured in exhibitions in both London and Bristol. He has been the finalist in international illustration competitions, has been featured in digital arts magazines and has had his work featured on a limited edition record sleeve for Primal Scream.


Stockists


DROOL
The DIY Supermarket
Olive Clothing
Department Store

DIY Art Shop
129 Shacklewell Ln
Hackney Downs
London
E8 2EB
UK

Olive Clothing
7 Pittville Street
Cheltenham
GL52 2LN





Exhibitions / Accolades

Selected for Secret 7" Record Sleeve Exhibition 2018

Finalist of the 2012 AOI / Serco Illustration Prize

Featured in Digital Arts Magazine

Collaborators

Olive Clothing
Couper-et-Coudre
Jaya (music)


2018 DIY Supermarket Pop Up

2018 Secret 7's Exhibtion, London

2017 West Side Gallery, Bristol

2012 AOI Illustration Prize, London Transport Museum

2012 D&AD New Blood, London

2012 Identity, Ambika P3, London

2011 Chicken or Man, Brick Lane Gallery, London

2010 Cuts, Studio 54, London