New To Sable & Ox - Artist Run-Down

The list of new artists and designers we get to work with at Sable & Ox is growing every week. So, as a way of welcoming these new names onboard and giving you the chance to get to know them a little better, we've compiled a list of the newest creatives to join the Sable & Ox ranks, and as you might expect, they’re all putting their own unique twists and spins on their respective mediums. From mesmerisingly distorted photographs to pop art renditions of blues greats, there’s bound to be something or someone you’ll fall for.

Jesse Diss

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In line with his love for the aesthetics of the 50’s and 60’s, artist Jesse Diss creates a truly wonderful array of Pop Art inspired silk screen prints. His latest series of work, the "Bluesmen Collection", comprises of bold, vibrant, and wonderfully stylish depictions of eminent American blues musicians. With the likes of BB King, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, and Elmore James all finding themselves the subject of Jesse’s contemporary almost punk driven collage-esque approach, music and art fans alike will relish in this refreshing and individual take on blues inspired art.

Bryony Knox

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Motivated by a love for narrative and storytelling, Bryony creates an utterly alluring range of both functional and decorative silverware; often incorporating other materials like copper, brass, and steel in order to achieve subtle variations in colour and patination.

The wonderfully humorous yet slightly macabre motifs of playing cards, the circus, and Punch & Judy have recently inspired Bryony, not forgetting her personal passion for the mythical beasts of Greek legend and Heraldry. Her definitively exquisite collection of work includes decanter tops shaped like animal heads, delicately decorated coffee scoops, and finely made chased silver playing card holders. Well, a little luxury never hurt anyone.

John Drennan6755no2-jd-web

In what is a very intriguing process, John recently began printing his photographs onto brushed aluminium sheets, and was amazed at how good his images looked as a result. They were able to take on an added luminescence, darker colours became richer and more vibrant, whilst lighter colours inherited the more subtle properties of the metal's surface. A technique which lends itself beautifully to his imposing images of now abandoned trains and cars; photographs that seamlessly draw your focus to the beauty which can arise in the discarded, decayed, and rusted.

The piece you can see below comes from another of John’s experimental endeavours and makes up part of his “Reflections” series, a collection of images which started off as no more than a happy accident in the darkroom. In these pictures we see images within images intricately distorted, twisting and turning into fascinating shapes.


Author: Luke Matheson