Joint Venture is the second collaboration between designer Ingrid Verner and artist Gian Manik.
The two came together to explore their individual work and friendship.
An experiment in fusing creative practices to find a new shared visual language.
A celebration of friendship and creativity.
Following their previous collaboration focusing on artistic uniforms, this collection heralds over 40 individual paintings by Manik, collated and configured to create original prints.
Beginning from conversations surrounding tokenistic references of romanticised landscapes and filmic iconography, the two explored the danger and mystery of environment. ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ became a departure point as an obtuse reference of landscape and portraiture tropes.
A salon hang of imagery was conceived, referencing classical and historical gallery exhibition, utilising screenshots and other disparate imagery for Manik to create an overwhelming bricolage of content. Verner then used this to design an ‘exhibition’ of print.
This capsule collection mounts a Joint Venture in fashion and artistic style.