The joy of living with art should be something we can all experience. Welcome to MERCH, where you can buy affordable work by final-year postgraduate students from across the Central Saint Martins Art programme.
From 25 November, over 100 limited edition A3 prints at £50 are available to buy online, or in person under the Piccadilly lights on Regent Street. MERCH presents work by final year MA students from:
- MA Fine Art
- MA Fine Art Digital
- MA Art and Science
- MA Contemporary Photography, Practices and Philosophies
- MRes Art
The collection spans a range of print forms including Japanese woodblock, etching, linocut, silkscreen, risography, lithography, phototint, photo etching, archival print, digital print, archival digital print, UV print, screenprint and inkjet.
All the prints were created by 2nd year postgrad Art Programme students and most printed in the CSM Printmaking Centre. Proceeds will go directly to the students, helping fund their graduation projects.
Support emerging artists, and bring art into your life or someone else’s this Christmas.
Where to shop
- In person: Koppel X Regent Street
25-26 Nov: 11am-6pm | 27 Nov 11am-3pm
- Online: not just a shop
25 Nov - 21 Dec
Some of the artists and prints
MA Fine Art
Charles Nyiha ‘Seraphim’, Etching
Seraphim is a photoetching depicting an angel as being composed of geometry. “If spiritual beings exist, are they made of mathematics?”
Charles Nyiha is a UK-based Kenyan artist working across digital art, sound art and electronic music. Working primarily with procedural tools and ecosystems of data, he explores the intersections of mathematics, computation and spirituality. “For me, these three ideas converge in nature. The behaviour of nature is expressed in mathematical laws, and at the same time is an inspiration for many religions and spiritual practices (if not the direct object of worship). And I use computers because they allow me to use the mathematics of nature directly in my work, through programming."
Joseph Ijoyemi ‘We Go Carry Am’, Digital print
“"We go carry am" means ‘we have the means to carry’ in pidgin language. The essence of this work is to create new positive outlook of the black experience. To reimagine the new black experience as superpowers and royals.”
WenShuyu, ‘Enchanting’, Inkjet print
"This is a photo from my psychedelic plant series, we live in illusion."
Ria Ran, ‘APHRO’, Solvent inkjet printer
“Welcome to your spot in riautopia :) A very first glimpse of dopamine.”
MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies
Xinyu Liu, ‘Walking in the Woods’, UV Print on Handmade paper
“I want everyone to re-live my excitement and joy when I encountered some new born mushrooms in the woods.”
Iga Koncka, ‘You Know It’, Risograph
“The collage can be seen as a lucky charm. If you buy it, the chaos represented on it is less likely to knock on your door.” You Know It represents destruction with a neon twist. The image itself is a handmade collage transferred into 4-layered risograph."
Max Heinlein ‘Diamond Sea’, Digital Print
“The work, generated by an artificial-intelligence algorithm, is named Diamond Sea. It shows a robot gazing at horizon. How does artificial intelligence see its own subjects? How do humans want the AI to see its own subject? The work is inspired by Anthony Gormley's ANOTHER PLACE.”
MA Art and Science
Angela Hadrill ‘Weeds Avilable’ (sic), Linocut
Angela Hadrill is an artist specialising in watercolour painting. Her work aims to draw attention to the natural world, humanities relationship to it and ways in which we can live reciprocally with the land around us. This Lino print is an advert promoting the use of urban herbs and plants for their medicinal qualities.
Nandhit Reddy, ‘Rorschach's Microverse’, Archival digital print of pen/ink drawing
Nandhit is an interdisciplinary designer and artist with a background in architecture. Currently working on products, toys, and drawing as creative tools for dealing with anxiety: "Rorschach's Microverse is a search for tranquility within the chaos inside our anxious minds."
MA Fine Art, Digital
Nora Gem, ‘Moments’, Archival giclee print
“In larger cities the number of people living alone is growing. This drawing represents the small actions that can provide strength and hope in during our daily hurdles. There is a tendency of isolation growing amongst people in today's digital age. The couple on this drawing represents the need for small moments spent with loved ones in order to reduce stress during our everyday struggles.”
Ruaa Elmansuri ‘Essentials’, Silkscreen
This pop-art inspired art print illustrates a variety of essential Arabic branded cans found in most North African and Middle Eastern households, including Harissa, Hummus Tahina, Butter Ghee and Fava Beans. The use of colour for this artwork is influenced by the MENA region flags. This A3 print is screen-printed, signed, and numbered by the artist.
Sally Shao, ‘Ballet Sauter’
“A constant process of tuning in, connecting, missing and misreading cues, disconnecting, repairing, and finding deeper connection. It is a dance of meeting and parting and finding each other again. Minute to minute and day to day. Dance requires the dancer to stay balanced, focused and committed to the movement and to the moment. It evokes the relationship between limits and freedom, form and spirit, logic and expression, unity and diversity.”
Vanessa.Xu, ‘Ink marks’, Photo etching
“Walking under the sea.”