Atomica Gallery and ThingsandInk Magazine have joined forces to put on the Miniature Ink exhibition. The exhibition features a huge selection of miniature sized artworks designed by over 100 of the world’s leading tattoo artists. The huge selection of artwork features a diverse range of styles, themes and techniques and gives fans and customers alike the to opportunity purchase original artwork from some of the most renowned names in the tattoo industry.
The exhibition is the second collaboration between Atomic Gallery and Things&Ink since their first exhibition ‘Under her Skin’ in 2013, which showcased the artwork of 12 talented female artists. The passion between both parties for tattoo artwork is clear, and we applaud their efforts in championing tattoo work as fine art. The exhibition is also celebrating the anniversary of Things&Ink ‘Illustration Issue’, and profits from sales being are being donated to Sarcoma UK. The launch was a buzzing night and even had a surprise celebrity visit from Cara Delevingne! Don’t miss it, it’s open until 15th October. Atomica Gallery, 29 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2 9AP.
We also caught up with Emily Johnston (pictured above) who is a tattoo artist at Into You in London. Emily mentioned that she “likes to look at vanitas” with her work, which is a type of symbolic work of art especially associated with still life painting. Her artwork in the exhibition is an original drawing, however she often puts her tattoo work together in a flash sheet then gets that printed because she thinks that tattoo art and print go hand-in-hand. She also respects the work of her boss Alex Binnie, who is a tattoo artist / printmaker. We expect big things from Emily in the near future.