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Work / Illustration

East London’s Ridley Road market reimagined as a grotesque nudist beach

Some projects that come our way just have it all: extraordinary feats of imagination, playfully executed linework and hilarious illustrations of little penises. Ridley Road Nudist Beach is one such a project, a body of illustration work by Rachel Hodgson and Dominic Myatt that reimagines the fish-strewn, stinky but utterly glorious market in east London’s Dalston as a nudist beach.

It’s quite the leap of faith, and it’s very much worth it: Dominic’s distinctive sensitive line work sits beautifully next to Rachel’s more brash use of colour to combine a humorous and at times, rather poignant image of what could have been, in some parallel universe.

Dominic’s work is characterised by its sexual content and knack for taking things just that little bit out of the comfort zones of most, and in these images they showcase a little cock and balls trapped between a man’s legs here, a pair of enormous inflated breasts there.

The works are all on show for one night only at Doomed Gallery on Ridley Road, on 17 May.

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Rachel Hodgson and Dominic Myatt: Ridley Road Nudist Beach

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