Dans le grand Rough Trade record store, dans l'East End de Londres, une vaste exposition présentant des travaux originaux d'une centaine d'artistes / illustrateurs d'aujoud'hui et d'un peu partout dans le monde.

The Joyful Bewilderment


‘The Joyful Bewilderment’ showcases the work of a group of like minded image-makers who possess a strong craft based aesthetic.
This exhibition presents works that can be seen as an expression of these artists compulsion to create. Fundamentally, the artists in the show all share an essential motivation – to explore the possibilities of enhancing everyday life by making magic from the mundane.
The works on show in ‘The Joyful Bewilderment’ all express what could be termed a ‘hope-tinged anxiety’. As such, in various ways these works offer a subconscious social commentary on the uncertainty of the times we are all living in. Specifically, what comes to the fore are common concerns and a positive interest with dipping into the past and championing seemingly long-forgotten notions such a thriftyness and a delight in the ordinary everyday detritus of life – in order to counteract the context of a world today brimming with unwanted junk and jumble that has been manufactured for the transitory ‘now’.

‘The Joyful Bewilderment’ aspires to disperse a positive message out into the ether and make sense out of this senseless situation – via the humble means of pencil, paint and ink – and thus helping us to momentarily curtail our fears and unrest with the contemporary vortex we inhabit.



Rough Trade East
'Dray Walk'
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
E1 6QL


Abby Portner (USA)
Adam Hayes (UK)

Adrian Fleet (UK)

Alex Higglet (UK)

Alice Stevenson (UK)

Amy Brown (UK)
Andre Razo (USA)
Andreas Banderas (NOR)
Andreas Samuelsson (SWE)
Andy Jenkins (USA)
Andy Rementer (USA)

Anna Peaker (UK)

Ben Javens (UK)

Ben Newman (UK)

Brent Wadden (GER)
Cat Johnston (UK)
Chrissie Abbott (UK)
Chris Bourke (UK)

Chris keenan(UK)

Chris Magnusson (SWE)

Christopher Bettig (FRA) 
Clare Shilland (UK)
Crayonlegs (UK)
Craig Atkinson (UK)

Damien Correll (USA)

Danny Sturgess (UK)

Dean Sullivan (USA)

Derek Albeck (USA)

Emerald Mosley (UK)

Emily Forgot (UK)

Emily Twomey (UK)

Eric Shaw (UK)

E*Rock (USA)

Evan B Harris (USA)
French (UK)
Garrett Morin (USA)

Grady McFerrin (USA)

Gwenola Carrere (BEL)

Hiroshi Kariya (JAP)
Holly Stevenson (USA)
Holly Wales (UK)

James Jarvis (UK)

Jenny Bowers (UK)

Jesse Brown (USA)

Jesse Spears (USA)

Jim Stoten (UK)

Joanna Marie Beaumont (UK)
Jody Barton (UK)

Joe83 (POL)
Joseph Allen (AUS)
Josh Petherick (AUS)

Justin Fines (USA)
Justin B Williams (USA)

Lala Ladcani (ARG)

Lawrence Roper (UK)

Lee Basford (UK)

Lucy Mclaughlan (UK)

Maja Sten (SWE)

Marcus Oakley (UK)
Marcus Walters (UK)

Matt Cassity (USA)

Matthew Feyld (USA)
Matthew Hodson (UK)

Matthew Lock (UK)

Maxwell Paternoster (UK)

Merijh Hos - Bfree (NL)

Michael Kirkham (UK)
Michael Perry (USA)

Michael Swaney (CAN)
Mogu Takahashi (JAP)

Nathaniel Russell (USA)

Nick White (UK)

Nigel Peake (N. IRE)

Nigel Robinson (UK)

Ok Bang (ITA)

Ola Vasiljeva (NOR)
Patrick Gildersleeves (UK)
Petra Borner (SWE)

Randy Laybourne (USA)
Richard T Clarke (UK)

Richard Coldicott (UK)

Rick Myers (UK)
Robin Cameron (USA)
Robert Hanson (SCO)
Rob Ryan (UK)

Rui Tenriero (NOR)

Ryan Jacob Smith (USA)
Ryan Waller (USA)

Sarajo Friedeh (USA)

Scott Barry (USA)
Shoboshobo (FRA)
Stefan Marx (GER)
Stef Grindley (UK)
Steven Harrington (USA)

Stine Belden Røed (NOR)
Stuart Kolakovic (UK)

Simon Peplow (UK)
Simon True (UK)

Sumi Ink Club (USA)
Supermundane (UK)
Susan Cianciolo (USA)

Till Thomas (UK)
Tim Head (UK)
Toby Shaull (UK)
Tsz Wan Ting (HK)

Tuukka Kaila (FIN) 
Valerie Philips (USA)
Vaughan Baker (UK)
Wouter Vanhaelmeesh (BEL)

Yuka Katagiri (JAP)