We love a bit of Jack Sachs over here at It’s Nice That, so when we heard that he was heading over to South Korea to exhibit his work in a solo show as part of Seoul Illustration Fair, alongside the Association of Illustrators (AOI), we were very excited. Over the past year or so, the London-based animator and illustrator has been teaching himself new rendering techniques and so the show, Soft Life, will showcase a whole host of personal work made during this time.
Jack trained as an illustrator at Camberwell College of Arts in London and developed his distinctive playful, glossy style after a hand injury forced him to start working digitally. Now, Jack works as a freelancer and has garnered an impressive client list including the likes of The New York Times, The New Yorker, Spotify and Nickelodeon.
Marking his first solo exhibition outside of Europe, Soft Life will feature digital images printed onto synthetic flags, as well as a mural and a wall of Jack’s daily warm-up sketches, revealing his practice from initial sketch to final artwork. Alongside this, the exhibition will host a screening of Jack’s animation work and he will be giving a talk, running a workshop and a portfolio review with Lou Bones of the AOI.
“I’m a huge fan of Jack’s work and had been thinking about ways we could get him involved with some of our projects for a while,” Bones explains. “I know his surreal style, his take on the human experience and how we interact with the space around us is hugely appreciated in South Korea, so when I confirmed we were heading back to Seoul again this year, I knew we had to get Jack involved somehow. The AOI is over there trying to support and push the illustration industry and have some fun while we’re at it. I’m doing business master classes left, right and centre and we’ve partnered with some of our old friends like Off to Alone to bring Jack’s 100,000 workshop together, which will no doubt lead to some mind-blowing results!”
Soft Life opens on 3 August at Gallery Stan in Seoul and will remain open until 16 August.
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