Pen & Paper: Cath Love
Raised in the metropolitan city of Hong Kong, half-Swiss, half-Thai artist Cath Love‘s work is a reflection of her multicultural upbringing and the quirks in life she’s experienced. After a stint in Australia as a Visual Communications student, Cath moved to London to kick-start her career. Bridging her affinity for ’90s hip-hop with inspiration found in the modish characters and dingy chicken shops in East London, Cath developed a style that’s both humorous and satirical, exploring topics such as consumerism via the use of “wildstyle” color schemes and bold lines. As seen in our latest Pen & Paper, rappers and pop icons see exaggerated adaptations, taking her audience to an imaginative world filled with absurd narratives. Cast your eyes over her sketchbook to see pieces from her Greasy Fried Dreams exhibition alongside a number of endearing caricatures that make up of Cath Love’s rowdy cohort.