Dwayne Bell & Lucy MacLeod: ConvergenceIllustration // Friday, 13 Apr 2012
"Scottish illustrators Dwayne Bell & Lucy MacLeod possess mild obsessions with mid-20th century life style illustration, pulp fiction covers, vintage comic books, & retro photography/film.
This self admitted geekery, combined with a mutual appreciation for each other’s mark making and good old fashioned drawing skills, brought Dwayne & Lucy’s work to each other’s attention, spawning a new joint project- a collection of new works entitled ‘CONVERGENCE’.
Bell takes a confrontational approach to his pieces, embracing an aggressive masculinity that contrasts nicely with MacLeod’s focus on the feminine/decorative. Stepping out of their comfort zones, they’ve altered their usual approaches to image making, taking influence from each other’s styles. Their smaller pieces are a blatant mixture of elements from their individual works, combined… the results have a flavour of the pulp fiction book covers of the 50s & 60s but with a distinctively contemporary twist."
Dwayne Bell, 2012