Jealous Needs You
Established in 2011 and headed by illustrator and Jealous Creative Director Jess Wilson, Jealous Needs You (JNY) invites submissions of artworks with a graphic persuasion to make up a portfolio of new screenprint editions.
Last year, JNY came back bigger and bolder then ever and saw the Jealous Print Studio select and produce beautiful and diverse limited edition screenprints for 48 artists, designers and illustrators, working to a brief of 50 x 70cm, and a maximum of 2-3 colours. The project also earnt itself a month-long exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery as part of a three-leg tour across London.
The full range of Jealous Needs You works were debuted to a buzzing opening evening crowd at our Shoreditch gallery space last February, before heading over to Jealous Crouch End. Following a visit by Saatchi Gallery’s Paul Foster to the exhibition, we were asked if we would be happy to tour the new portfolio of Jealous editions to the Kings Road space for a month, and we were only too happy to oblige!
The JNY portfolio includes a mix of established artists, such as Marion Deuchars, Carl Cashman, Rose Blake, Hattie Stewart and Holly Wells, as well as international talent from the USA with Aaron Jupin and Tyler Spangler, and Massagon from Japan.
There are also some exciting emerging artists that have made their stamp on this lively, varied and colourful portfolio of affordable graphic prints. Two further works were selected by the Saatchi Gallery, taking it to 50 artists in total; the basis of the '50 x 50' title for the exhibition in their Prints and Originals space, May 2015.
This year, we changed the brief to 50 x 70cm portrait only, to further challenge the submissions, which closed at the end of June. The full portfolio will be announced before our dedicated show at Jealous East, taking place from 2nd - 20th November this year, then will travel to Saatchi Gallery in January 2017, and finally coming to Jealous North in February.