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Explore 2022’s Artist To Watch Collection

Casting a new light on creativity.

 

Part of the magic of early-career artists, those names who are just setting out, is that nothing is fixed. There’s this unique energy that emerging creatives bring to what they do, and they have a licence to experiment and evolve that’s infectious to behold: they constantly ask questions of themselves, their work and the world around them.

 

For 2022’s Artists To Watch lineup, we cast our net wider than ever before. The work of the final 16 – Ben Zerbo, Claire Milbrath, Grace Kao, Job Wouters, Meech Boakye, Romina Malta, Tynan Collins, Inessa Dobbelaere, Jordi Ng, Muddycap, Chinaza Agbor, Enikő Katalin Eged, Firpal Jawanda, Hayley Dawn Muir and Manyaku Mashilo – spans furniture design, food and everything in between. 

 

A far-reaching list, united by that early-career mindset. The result? A collection that truly questions creativity. And pushes the boundaries of graphic T-shirt design. That deserves to be captured in the right light. Enter our latest lookbook. Shot by cutting-edge photographer Polly Brown, who questioned her creativity by turning laundry into art.

 

Got a favourite? Shop the Artists To Watch collection here.

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Photography by Polly Brown

Am I good enough? Can I hear my own voice? – ENIKŐ KATALIN EGED

Shop Enikő’s T-shirt here.

T-shirt by Enikő Katalin Eged

What story or feeling am I trying to convey? Why should people care? – GRACE KAO

Shop Grace’s T-shirt here.

T-shirt by Grace Kao

I like to work with different techniques. To put the same images in different versions. – INESSA DOBBELAERE

Shop Inessa’s T-shirt here.

T-shirt by Inessa Dobbelaere

Do I trust myself and the process? – FIRPAL JAWANDA

Shop Firpal’s T-shirt here.

T-shirt by Firpal Jawanda

How long will I be involved in this, and will I be free enough in terms of artistic direction? – ROMINA MALTA

Shop Romina’s T-shirt here.

T-shirt by Romina Malta

For more from Artists To Watch, check out Introducing Artists To Watch 2022.

And you can head to our Instagram to meet each of our artists, or follow them too; Ben Zerbo, Claire Milbrath, Grace Kao, Job Wouters, Meech Boakye, Romina Malta, Tynan Collins, Inessa Dobbelaere, Jordi Ng, Muddycap, Chinaza Agbor, Enikő Katalin Eged, Firpal Jawanda, Hayley Dawn Muir and Manyaku Mashilo.

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