7/17/2017

Need a break from the doom and gloom of 2017? Designer and artist Camille Walala has the answer.


Need a break from the doom and gloom of 2017? Designer and artist Camille Walalahas the answer. Equally as disorientating as poring over the papers but without the harrowing aftertaste, Camille’s new exhibition at NOW Gallery in Greenwich is a mind-melding labyrinth of pattern and colour, which forces you to leave your cares, shoes, and spatial awareness at the door.

Inspired by the bold designs of South Africa’s Ndebele tribespeople and the outrageous pattern of ’80s designer Ettore Sottsass and his gang of follow Memphis provocateurs, Camille’s bold and beautiful work is already pretty heady. If you live in London you’ll have no doubt spotted her colour riots in the form of murals, shop interiors and even house boats, not to mention campaigns for Barbican, XOYO and Land of Kings. But add in spiral mazes, suspended mirrors, zigzag corridors and attention-grabbing spots and stripes in every direction and you’re in for quite the trip....more