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Kazembe Hamadi
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
Kazembe Hamadi is a freelance/commissioned illustrator, 2D animator and graphic designer currently working within the poster design, portraiture and key art fields. He has been involved in the art, photography and film scene since 2002, his achievements include winning finalist in the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize art competition, bronze medallist in the UK Skills art advanced challenge 2007 and best film poster in the Odeon Short Film competition 2009. In 2010 a selection of his work was published for the first time in a hardcover book called 'Virtuoso showcasing talented artists from around the world.’ In 2012 Kazembe created 2D animations for London Bus-Tops, a collaborative public art installation project spanning 20 London boroughs to form part of London’s cultural Olympiad for the 2012 Olympic Games. In 2013 he won 1st place in the State of the Art Cinema 'design a movie poster' competition and went on to create poster art for indie musical rom-com God Help the Girl for Metrodome distribution in 2014.

Kazembe Hamadi has exhibited widely around the UK including The National Film Theatre in London, The Trocadero in London, The Hospital Gallery in Covent Garden, Light House Gallery in Wolverhampton, Pitshanger Manor Gallery in Ealing Broadway, Ada Street Gallery in Bethnal Green and most recently with State of the Art Cinema's exhibitions held at the A&D Gallery and The Strand Gallery in London.

As an artist, he has reached a creative turning point in his life and plans on making original pieces for as long as he can. Kazembe wants his work to touch on elements that have never been touched on before. His ambition is to move into the film and music industries.

Education:
University of West London/Thames Valley University;
Bachelor of Arts BA (Hons) in Digital Arts with Digital Animation.

Brentside High School Arts College;
VCE (Double Award) Art & Design Advanced.
GCE Advanced Level Photography.
Intermediate GNVQ Art & Design.
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Exhibitions.

2014 - State of the Art Cinema, The Strand Gallery, London. A free exhibition of contemporary film poster design and photography presented by the Film Distributors' Association indicating the spectacle and diversity of films from around the world.

2014 - State of the Art Cinema, A&D Gallery, London. A free exhibition of contemporary film poster design and photography presented by the Film Distributors' Association indicating the spectacle and diversity of films from around the world.

2012 - London Bus-Tops, London boroughs. A collaborative public art installation project across 20 London boroughs creating a new exhibition space for the public arts as part of London's 2012 cultural Olympiad.

2007 - TVU Contemporaries show, Trocadero, London. Showcasing recent Thames Valley University graduates cutting edge art and design practice.

2007 - Pixel Shake, Ada Street gallery, Bethnal Green, London. BA Hons Digital Arts graduate degree show.

2007 - UK Skills Challenge, Light House gallery, Wolverhampton. Promoting excellence through skills competitions for young artists.

2006 - Nationwide Mercury Art prize, The Hospital gallery, Covent Garden, London. UK’s premier student art competition and exhibition.

2003 - Yesterday, today and tomorrow, The National Film Theatre, London. Part of the Yesterday, today and tomorrow exhibition of works by young artists from Ealing schools.

2002 - Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Pitshanger Manor arts gallery & house, Ealing. An exhibition of works by young artists from Ealing Schools.

2002 - The people of Ealing, Pitshanger Manor arts gallery & house, Ealing. An energetic mixture of work that creatively reflects the people of the London Borough of Ealing.
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Awards & Publications.

2013 - State of the Art Cinema 'design a poster' Competition. Winner of 1st place in the State of the Art Cinema 'design a movie poster' competition for indie comedy Frances Ha.

2010 - Virtuoso. A hardback book showcasing the work of talented artists from around the world.

2009 - Odeon Short Film Competition. Winner of 1st place in the Odeon short film competition poster category for Odeon Uxbridge entry ‘Dummy’.

2008 - Babelgum Online Film Festival. Short film ScreenPLAY short listed into the Babelgum online film festival’s Animation award.

2007 - UK Skills Challenge Art Advanced Competition. Art Advanced BRONZE award for digital painting 'C.G.eye.'

2006 - Nationwide Mercury Prize Art Competition. Winning finalist award for digital illustration 'In Search of…'
Interests
OK, so I've just set up a new online art store with tictail after a friend recommended I check them out. The collection includes competition winning art, private commissions and commercial concepts in a variety of styles and finishes I've acquired over the years. The plan is to produce a gallery-quality print from my portfolio every month and make them available to the public. So have a look around and keep an eye out for more prints in the coming months on yuyanda.tictail.com

I've also joined the guys over on Society6 and created s customized print store with a curated range of prints and products available to buy for the first time on Society6.com/yuyanda - supporting independent artists worldwide.
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Creativity, coffee and a tapestry of ideas!
An old idea myself and a fellow friend/artist of mine were conceptualizing before he moved to the states, an idea that I, excuse me, we thought is pretty special...but who knows? We'll just have to wait and see but the potential is definitely!

I'm not gonna give the idea away but instead, lead your mind in the right direction with a sort of Idealised Synopsis :)

"Tapestry of abstract stories told in mixed mixed mediums and styles with spoken verse and subtitled with a musical score and code as an after thought.."

"No limits imposed!"
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  • Listening to: Ghost In The Shell OST's
  • Reading: Empire
  • Watching: Death Note.
  • Playing: Not much recently...
  • Eating: Galaxy smooth milk chocolate.
  • Drinking: Pure orange juice.

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OK, so I've just set up a new online art store with tictail after a friend recommended I check them out. The collection includes competition winning art, private commissions and commercial concepts in a variety of styles and finishes I've acquired over the years. The plan is to produce a gallery-quality print from my portfolio every month and make them available to the public. So have a look around and keep an eye out for more prints in the coming months on yuyanda.tictail.com

I've also joined the guys over on Society6 and created s customized print store with a curated range of prints and products available to buy for the first time on Society6.com/yuyanda - supporting independent artists worldwide.
____________________________________________________________________

Creativity, coffee and a tapestry of ideas!
An old idea myself and a fellow friend/artist of mine were conceptualizing before he moved to the states, an idea that I, excuse me, we thought is pretty special...but who knows? We'll just have to wait and see but the potential is definitely!

I'm not gonna give the idea away but instead, lead your mind in the right direction with a sort of Idealised Synopsis :)

"Tapestry of abstract stories told in mixed mixed mediums and styles with spoken verse and subtitled with a musical score and code as an after thought.."

"No limits imposed!"
_____________________________________________________________________
  • Listening to: Ghost In The Shell OST's
  • Reading: Empire
  • Watching: Death Note.
  • Playing: Not much recently...
  • Eating: Galaxy smooth milk chocolate.
  • Drinking: Pure orange juice.
Olly Alexander - God Help the Girl

I’m currently working on a film poster design for musical indie rom-com God Help the Girl from Metrodome distribution released in 2014. The film stars Olly Alexander (lead singer of the British band Years and Years) and directed by Stuart Murdoch.

For the painting process I decided to stick to a digital workflow using Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 with my trusty Wacom Graphire 4 tablet. My creative direction was simple, incorporating an opaque flat colour approach with little or no airbrushing. I sampled colours from 4 different palettes with high saturation values and bright hues. James is a musician and rarely seen without his guitar so I decided to portray him in this light. The guitar’s structure comprises of 22 layers alone including textures and reflective brushwork. I sampled 76 colours in total and only used a handful to create the look and feel of his guitar. In keeping with the bands bold two-tone album cover art I went for a minimal but more exciting full colour painting approach which should appease their fans and a single background colour to accompany each of the actor illustrations. The idea was if the illustration has a high saturation value then the background colour would be low saturation and vice versa. I later came across the Albers approach to colour studies which lead to the idea of finding the largest area of a hue from the actor illustration and producing a different colour within the same family for the background. I also attempted to combine these ideas with complimentary colours and split complimentary colours to cohesively bring them all together.

Emily Browning as Eve - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Emi…

Hannah Murray as Cass - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Han…

For more info about 'God Help the Girl' visit - us.godhelpthegirl.com/

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Hannah Murray - God Help the Girl

I’m currently working on a film poster design for musical indie rom-com God Help the Girl from Metrodome distribution released in 2014. The film stars Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones) and directed by Stuart Murdoch.

For the painting process I decided to stick to a digital workflow using Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 with my trusty Wacom Graphire 4 tablet. My creative direction was simple, incorporating an opaque flat colour approach with little or no airbrushing. I sampled colours from 4 different palettes with high saturation values and bright hues. For the leopard print dress worn by Cass, I decided to isolate the dark areas of the pattern and trace it using Illustrator CS3 before adding any colour or brushwork in Photoshop CS3. A section of the dress was matted in as it was cropped from the photograph. Cass’s fashionable style reflects her free spirited character. I sampled over 30 colours to create her dress and shoes. In keeping with the bands bold two-tone album cover art I went for a minimal but more exciting full colour approach which should appease their fans and a single background colour to accompany each of the actor illustrations. The idea was if the illustration has a high saturation value then the background colour would be low saturation and vice versa. I later came across the Albers approach to colour studies which lead to the idea of finding the largest area of a hue from the actor illustration and producing a different colour within the same family for the background. I also attempted to combine these ideas with complimentary colours and split complimentary colours to cohesively bring them all together.

Emily Browning as Eve - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Emi…
Olly Alexander as James - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Oll…

For more info about 'God Help the Girl' visit - 
us.godhelpthegirl.com/

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Emily Browning - God Help the Girl

I’m currently working on a film poster design for musical indie rom-com God Help the Girl from Metrodome distribution released in 2014. The film stars Emily Browning (Suckerpunch) and directed by Stuart Murdoch.

For the painting process, I decided to stick to a digital workflow using Photoshop and Illustrator CS3 with my trusty Wacom Graphire 4 tablet. My creative direction was simple, incorporating an opaque flat colour approach with little or no airbrushing. I sampled colours from 4 different palettes with high saturation values and bright hues. I wanted to repeat the use of a single colour and draw the viewer’s eye towards her face, as seen on the lips and head scarf. The colour work was applied using a slightly modified hard edged brush to preserve a clean finish behind the line-art. In keeping with the band's bold two-tone album cover art, I went for a minimal but more exciting full colour painting approach which should appease their fans with a single background colour to accompany each of the actor illustrations. The idea was if the illustration has a high saturation value then the background colour would be low saturation and vice versa. I later came across the Albers approach to colour studies which lead to the idea of finding the largest area of a hue from the actor illustration and producing a different colour within the same family for the background. I also attempted to combine these ideas with complimentary colours and split complimentary colours to cohesively bring them all together.

Hannah Murray as Cass - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Han…
Olly Alexander as James - yuyanda.deviantart.com/art/Oll…

For more info about 'God Help the Girl' visit - us.godhelpthegirl.com/

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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Another year and once again wishing you a very :iconbdayplz: from cemac and :icondigitaldelights: and may this year be even more creative than last year.
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yuyanda Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you and I think it will be too :)
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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Wishing you a very :iconbdayplz: from cemac and :icondigitaldelights: and may this year be your most successful and creative one yet.
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yuyanda Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Aww thank you! I hope so too :D
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KmyGraphic Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for joining on :iconanimatie: .
Pls feel free to submit there  your beautiful work:) (Smile)
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AceOfStCanardKLy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014   Artist
Happy b.day! :iconwineplz:
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yuyanda Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! x
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cemac Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Wishing you a very :iconbdayplz: from :icondigitaldelights: and may this year be your most creative one yet.
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yuyanda Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Its been pretty creative, next year even more so I hope!
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JaredPLNormand Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Welcome to Abstract-Reality!
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