OUR FEATURED ARTIST
At The Old Bank Vault, we are honoured to be working with some of the most adept artists and designers in the UK, working in an array of different mediums and with different inspirations our artists help us to curate the eclectic feel and vibe that comes with being in the store.
Lilley merges painting, collage and printmaking to produce scenes of iconic urban architecture with limited colour palettes. He draws from influences of the Japanese genre of Ukiyo-e, Constructivism and the city environment to visualise strong compositional structures.
KRISTJANA S WILLIAMS
Williams is Icelandic-born, inspired by the starkness of her childhood landscape. Each is its own whimsical universe, created by layering media, then digitised and printed to produce a seamless spectacle for the senses that counters the greyness of her homeland.
ANTHONY MCEWEN (RUGMAN)
Rugman, is an artist and designer, and founder of streetwear company, Rum Knuckles. Rugman’s energy to produce works of visual quality has stemmed from his origins in the commercial art world, which he now brings to his studio in East London.
Petty’s prints nods at the darker side of contemporary pop art with his illustrations and photographs. His works are created by hand-pulled screen printing, reverse glass gold gilding and hand-painting, with features of hand-applied diamond dust and gold leaf.
Gibson shoots with 35mm photographic film. Gibson’s photographs are steeped in geometry, structure and industrial form. His automotive, with pastel hues and classic bodywork, are enlivened when printed as CMYK screen prints, for a product that is beautifully tangible.
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SanB produces bespoke artworks embellished with Swarovski crystals, featuring dazzling portraits of cultural icons, including David Bowie, Marylin Monroe, and Muhammed Ali. The process is meticulous, securing as many as 23,000 3mm crystals into place by hand.
Wallner produces sculptures from his studio in Wimbledon, celebrating the beauty of the city through the shapes and boundaries that define its landmarks and character. The current collection includes neon installations, as well as pieces to wood and brushed aluminium.
Hawk is an illustrator, bridging the gap between the intensely crazy and calmly beautiful. She takes inspiration from her wildest imagination, and has refined her process to incorporate the production of eco-friendly clothing screen-printed with her designs.
WHAT WE DO
We aim to bring a sense of community and culture to Hackney and the surrounding areas through our collaborations with some of the UK’s best artists, independent designers and craftspeople.
It is fundamental to our ethos to be community lead. Not only working with local artists and designers and keeping as much of our production in the UK as we can we also provide local London business and start-up companies with a great venue for launch nights and private views. We hold various workshops to bring the local community together and come summer or winter there’s always a night of mulled wine or strawberries and champagne respectively.