Artist & Illustrator
On Thursday 19th August BDF Conference kicks into gear with 3 exciting talks from artists who celebrate colour every day through their work.
Through the conference Vito hub we’ll be sharing three 30 minute films from our speakers, followed by a live Q&A where you can pose questions in the live chat.
With commissions for Apple, Disney, Marvel and Vans to name but a few, MURUGIAH is an award-winning artist based in the UK. Creating psychedelic pieces with bold colours and detailed graphical compositions, MURIGIAH will share his relationship with colour in a film shot by Jack Woodhams of PosterSpy.
Liz West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. In her talk, Liz discusses her journey through University to the present day, her relationship with sensory awareness and commissions she’s produced over the past few years.
Daniel Eatock is renowned for his exploration of the wit and conceptual irony that exist in everyday objects and situations. He devises systems, templates and opportunities for collaboration inviting contributors to shape the outcome and participate in the creation of his work. We’re excited to share an insight into his work and practice during the event.
Artist & Illustrator
Murugiah is an award-winning artist based in London, U.K. Born and raised in the UK with Sri Lankan heritage, Murugiah trained as an architect in London before choosing his current creative path, specialising in art, art direction, and design. Today, he makes psychedelic work infused with the dichotomy of his Sri Lankan heritage and western upbringing around themes of mental health, the impending doom of our planet, and climate change amongst other things. All made in a surreal, joyful, loud and unapologetic style using bright bold colours and detailed graphical compositions.
His selected collaborators and commissioners include Apple, Disney, Marvel, Facebook, Penguin, Vans, Wired, Los Angeles Times, and Mondo. And he has been featured by BBC, Creative Boom, Creative Lives in Progress, Digital Arts, and SixtySix Magazine. Murugiah is currently available for projects and commissions.
Liz West is a British artist (b.1985) who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2007. West’s broad body of work encompasses site-specific installations, sculpture, and wall-based artwork.
West creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light. West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works. She is interested in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our own deeply entrenched relationships to colour.
Daniel Eatock defies categorisation. Born in Bolton, he now works between London, São Paulo & Norway. A graduate of London’s RCA, Daniel served on the design staff of the world-renowned Walker Art Center in Minneapolis before returning to work with clients including the Serpentine Gallery & Channel Four (most notably the multifarious Big Brother identity).
Trained as a graphic designer, Daniel is now an established artist exhibiting around the world, with a devoted following.
Join us on Vito
Best described as a combination of documentary and live Q&A, we livestream a pre-recorded video featuring talks and interviews showcasing incredible work by wonderful designers and follow up via a live link to all our speakers around the world.
This all happens through our Vito hub, an online events platform designed to give you access to the talks and engage with other guests, speakers and the team when watching live, with videos viewable on demand post show.