Anna Lomax is an immensely talented art director and set designer that we’ve been keeping a hard eye on for a while now. Born and bred in London, she describes herself as a maker and collector, a modest name for the amount of roles and mediums she seems to juggle! Her work is bouncy and memorable, weaving bright colours with abstract forms.
Graduating from Brighton University in 2007 with an illustration degree, Anna gradually found her way to the more tangible path of set design. And we are so glad she did. I mean, we’re pretty positive she’d have some really great drawings but holy moly her work fills a hole in our heart that we didn’t even know existed prior to stumbling across her folio. She’s created off the wall work for clients like Nike, Becks, Topshop, Converse and Selfridges, ranging from small scale still lifes to large installations in an exciting array of mediums.
Her wacky, eccentric aesthetic has been developed from an interest in colour, movement and scale. Her inspirations range from pop art, pound shops, the bizarre spectrum of modern culture and other peoples’ junk collections. Confident and fearless, Anna’s work is surreal and loads of fun, all while remaining balanced and sophisticated. It’s a tough gig to wrangle, but this talented lady seems to pull it off without a catch.
From 3D sculptures to gifs, and photographs that look like old magazine prints, we couldn’t pick a number one favourite project if you prodded us with a blow up pool woggle. But we’ll give it a well-good shot. We were pretty taken by her super surreal 3D printed classic Roman architectural column on the front cover of the January issue of Frame magazine. Turns out these bad boys are for sale too, fingers crossed for our birthdays. If that doesn’t come about, we’ll also take 10 of the Fry Up neon lights. So quintessentially English, with neon versions of eggs, bacon, sausages and beans. Actually Anna, if you could just art direct our entire house, that’d be great. Thanks.