Mew Welch

Mew Welch likes to play with juxtaposing ephemeral signs and symbols from popular culture with the bold colours and imagery of play and having fun, suggesting that these colours, shapes and patterns can mean so much more than they are. By experimenting with shape and scale, she aims to create wall art, depicting objects reminiscent of children’s toys in their construction but also drawing on the idea of investigation into structure. Finding inspiration in the stark urban geometry of Brutalist architecture, concrete bunkers and the brightly coloured building blocks of childhood along with the ‘cut-outs’ of Matisse, the printing of Sister Corita Kent all with a new found passion for exotic plants. Mew lives with her husband and little dog in St Leonards and together they share a space at Compendium Studios in the town.