Rikki Hewitt is an Artist & Illustrator based in Bristol, UK.
Amidst documenting and exploring ideas within philosophy, sociology and psycho-geography through his paintings and drawings he also takes great interest in the shapes and patterns found in our natural and urbanised environments.
Icons and motifs feature heavily in Rikki’s work. Walls, stripes, wheels, flowers, rock formations, industrial equipment 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 consists of building pictures organically with an unsure direction. Developing shapes and motifs on paper or acetate allows imagery to be overlapped, overdrawn, scratched, erased or cut out. Themes and arcing ideas present themselves through the arranging and composing of these fragments.
Stocked in-store and online at Bristol based creative platform DIY Supermarket. https://thediysupermarket.co.uk/product-category/on-paper/prints/
Selected for Secret 7" Record Sleeve Exhibition 2018
Finalist of the 2012 AOI / Serco Illustration Prize
Featured in Digital Arts Magazine
2018 DIY Supermarket Pop Up
2018 Secret 7's Exhibtion, London
2017 West Side Gallery, Bristol
2012 AOI / Serco 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