Pete Fowler's Oceans of Fantasy
Over the last 15 years Cardiff-born Pete Fowler has designed record sleeves (for the likes of Super Furry Animals), numerous vinyl figures, a rug, and has even directed a music video. Now the illustrator has returned to the Welsh capital city to exhibit his show Oceans of Fantasy at the Wales Millenium Centre...
As well as showing some of the record sleeves and toy figures with which he established himself, the exhibition, which runs until February 24, showcases a number of Fowler's recent paintings - including a large mural he painted in the Millenium Centre (above) and landscape paintings he's been working on in Cornwall.
Below are some shots of some of the paintings in the show:
Oceans of Fantasy runs until February 24 at Wales Millennium Centre.
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Our Monograph this month, for subscribers only, features the EnsaïmadART project in which Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martin invited designers from around the world to create stickers to go on the packaging of special edition packaging for Majorca's distinctive pastry, the ensaïmada, with all profits going to a charity on the island (full story here)
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