Kristina Veasey is a visual artist who likes to find positives in negative situations and beauty in the mundane. A former Paralympian and equality and diversity consultant, she is keen to explore ways to make her work more accessible to people. Some, though not all, of her work is influenced by the barriers she faces as a disabled person.
Kristina is fascinated by detail and drawn to the things most people pass by. She likes to add humour, quirkiness and a sense of fun to her work.
Kristina established and ran a community engagement group in her home town, delivering projects and outdoor events for ten years. She enjoys working with other people both within the community and when collaborating with other artists and professionals from other sectors. She has worked in many different types of community settings, particularly with groups who can be more marginalised: young people, disabled children, communities in deprivation, teenage parents and inclusion units.
Kristina has received a number of commissions for her work and has also received the LOCOG 2012 Inspire Mark for her project Beyond the Torch Run, funded by Grants for the Arts. Kristina's last installation work, My Dirty Secret! was commissioned by Unlimited and funded by Spirit of 2012. It was recently programmed by Southbank Centre as part of their Unlimited Festival. Kristina’s new project, Basketcase, has just been shortlisted by Unlimited for an R&D partnership with the Forest of Dean.
Katrina is a South East London-based printmaker and visual artist, whose practice is deeply informed by the joyful clash of diversity, shapes, people and places in her surroundings.
Over the past few years, Katrina has seen her playful, bold work emerge in collaboration with other local artists onto both the streets and galleries of her native Peckham. Her work has flourished further afield too, with public and private commissions in her dynamic prints, murals and kinetic sculptures.
Having graduated with a degree in Behavioural Sciences and with a successful career in Social Housing under her belt, Katrina took a break to bring up her three children. Katrina then came to a career in the visual arts following an adult learning course in printmaking four years ago. Her work continues to evolve; inspired by the history, architecture, colour and cultures of her surroundings - bold and seemingly simple shapes are used to create images and moving sculpture that draw viewers into their own journey of discovery. She is passionate about community initiatives and public accessibility to the arts.
Mark Titchner’s work focuses on an exploration of words and language, and in recent years much of his production has been based in the public realm both in the UK and internationally. These public works are often created from extended group activities, working particularly with young people.
Mark was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and participated in the Venice Biennale in 2007. He has enjoyed various solo exhibitions and recently completed a major new permanent public work, ‘Me, Here Now’, which is installed at London Bridge Station.
Patricia Volk works in painted fired clay and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors. She was born in Belfast and has a studio in Somerset.
Patricia’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at Buekenholf-Phoenix Gallery in Belgium, Chichester Cathedral and the Royal West of England Academy. She was Regional Winner of the ING “Discerning Eye” prize in 2007 and is shortlisted for the prestigious Brian Mercer Residency.
Last year Patricia was invited by the Trustees of the Designer Crafts Foundation to go to Israel as one of their guest sculptors. Patricia says, “as a sculptor I love working with the directness of clay, making one-off pieces, which are fired then finished with acrylic paint. Classical sculpture was always highly coloured but we have this erroneous idea that they were all white and sterile looking. My obsession as an artist is catching a very simple form or line, then enhancing it with colour. Sometimes these are juxtapositions that I hope suggest contradictions of strength and fragility, stability and precariousness – like the relationships between human beings – but also of rest and activity, grace and motion, that give an object a lively presence and a sense of individual character. But really all this is open to the eye of the beholder. I never want to be too prescriptive, and in saying this much I’ve probably said too much.”
James Brunt studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, graduating in 1997, and now lives and works in Yorkshire. He specialises in community-based arts projects.
James found his calling following a series of chance happenings. He says, “I was introduced to the work of a stone artist who works on a beach on the South Coast by a friend, who’d told me about his ‘magic’. Seeing the intricacies of his work led me to delve further into the art form and I quickly became part of a growing global community of practitioners. At the same time, I’d started to work with a photographer devising natural / playful activities to encourage children to embrace creativity. These two events fuelled my own growing passion for working outdoors, both with children through the Forest Schools I now run, and as an artist. Inspired by the connection to my surroundings and challenge of working with the elements.”
James’ work is transient in every sense, with arrangements created over the course of a day, sometimes lasting only minutes after completion before the process of reclamation by the natural world begins.
Sutapa Biswas was born in India and educated in the UK since the age of four. She is an interdisciplinary, conceptual artist who works across a range of media including painting, drawing, film and time-based media.
Sutapa graduated with a BA in Fine Art with Art History from Leeds University and completed her postgraduate degree at the Slade School of Art. She was also a research student at the Royal College of Art. Sutapa’s works have been exhibited globally, including solo exhibitions in Brazil, UK, USA, and Canada.
Sutapa was the 2008 Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Yale Centre for British Art, and is a European Photography Award 1992 nominee. She is currently reading Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Ravi Deepres is an award-winning Artist, Photographer and Filmmaker with an international reputation for focusing on the intersection of still and moving images. He has collaborated frequently with globally renowned choreographers, directors and musicians, and has been commissioned around the world by institutions such as Tate Britain, Recontres Arles and Sadlers Wells.
Ravi was conferred as a Professor in Moving Image and Photography by Birmingham City University and is a fellow of The Royal Photographic Society.
Ravi’s ITV logo project was made possible by a specialist production team including: 3D Design Associate – Evy Dutheil, Digital Video Programmer – Salvador Bettencourt Avila and 3D Construction Firm – FYI Projects.
From January 1st 2019 we launch our new on-screen identity project across the ITV main channel.
Every week new idents will be showcased, with a different interpretation of our logo created by a wide range of British artists.
All of the work is influenced by ITV, our programmes or the artist’s personal relationship with ITV and television itself.
The project aims to reflect our ongoing commitment at ITV to creativity, giving a platform to UK talent and giving a unique and inspiring new look each week of the year.