Tim Naish is an English visual artist and illustrator based in France.
Tim specialises in providing striking graphic art for merchandising, aiming primarily at music and boardsports industries, with an intriguing and unconventionally detailed digitally hand drawn illustration style designed to stand out from norm and DEMAND ATTENTION!
His unique brand of unusually decorative hand drawn digital illustration has been used for board graphics, t-shirts, album covers and posters as well attracting interest for use on bar signs, illustrated logos, product labels and personally commissioned artworks.
Everyone wants an engaged audience and Tim’s curious and deliciously detailed illustrations can help YOU get that.
BIO AND PERSONAL WORK:
Tim’s is a self taught artist from the northwest of England, now living in France.
After escaping from the science industry, he was clearly affected by his chemical overexposure, becoming compelled to obsessively fill spaces with his decoratively warped visions.
Taking early inspiration from the likes of illustrated album covers, old school skateart, and comics, Tim’s personal artwork often centres around the reoccurring theme of ‘The Underground Merry-go-round’ – A self invented fluid and fantastical psychedelic universe comprised of curious metamorphosing lifeforms, living together in a constant state of oppression and conflict.
His comically striking and peculiarly detailed otherworldly scenes invite the viewer to look further into the image to discover the numerous hidden visual stories and characters.
Oddly dark, strangely amusing.
Nonsense that makes perfect sense.
For both his commercial and personal work Tim’s creative aim is to try and live up to The Underground Merry-go-round definition:
- feasibly one of the most difficult words in the english language to define plainly and simply, particularly without using it in the definition.
- a group or movement organized secretly to work against an existing regime.
- a media genre intended for an elite audience, that is often characterized by its high levels of originality and experimentation, and does not conform to typical standards, trends, or hypes as set by the popular mainstream media
- Just a continuous fun, fun ride!
With this in mind Tim creates unique artwork for exhibition and sale while also offering his illustration services to like minded folk who want to go against the status quo and attract attention to their products.
This Promo Video explains all.
OTHER RELATED PROJECTS:
THE ANIMAL OBJECTIVE:
Also a musician and the founder, composer and artworker for the group The Animal Objective, strong links exist between much of Tim’s personal artwork and music with each strongly influencing the other. To find out more, or to hear music spawned from the same wonderfully twisted universe as Tim’s illustrations, visit the following links: