This week’s Creative Crush is Andrew MacGregor. I love the playful use of colour and boldness of his work,and the combination of model making and art - his work is currently appearing at The Book Club in Shoreditch in a show that opens this week call In it to Win itl in case you hadn’t notice a little thing called the Olympics is taking over East London very soon, and this show is inspired by and taking place during the biggest sporting event London has ever seen. Directed by Liat Chen. the ground floor bar of the Book Club will be transformed with sports themed installation pieces, constructed from paper. Andrew references vintage Olympic posters for the project, and colourful handcrafted installations will be wall mounted and ceiling hung to create a sense of drama.
I’m an illustrator, painter, paper engineer, set and prop designer. Strangely, they all work
very well together and have molded me into what I am today. I like exploring the realms
between 2d and 3d.
I believe in taking inspiration from everything. It’s too narrow-minded to compile a small
list of things that have a huge effect on me and my working profession. The resources are
limitless, you just have to know how to look.
From my studio in Hackney Downs, London.
As a result of the variation in work, the way I work depends on the job. I love working
from my studio and I like collaborating with others. On average I invest 10-15 hours a day
working, and my main tools of trade are black pens, HB pencils, paint, Swan – Morton
scalpels, metal rulers, cutting mats, glue guns, paper and cardboard.
In person, you can find me in Dalston Studios next to Hackney Downs station. To find
me online: Twitter @Andy_Macgregor / email ask@andymacGregor.com / blog http://
andymacgregor.tumblr.com/ / website http://www.andymacgregor.com