Esther is a British/South African artist and designer born and raised in Japan, currently settled and working in the UK. She completed a BA HONS in Fine Art in 2014, and has won an award for her drawings.
Gleaning elements from multicultural background, Esther’s work is based around the concepts of symmetry, beauty and Utopia. Brightly coloured birds sit on a background of patterns and golden halos, and animals are surrounded by a wreath of voluptuous flowers and butterflies. Her pieces often reflect the conflict between animals in decorative spaces and the desire for all nature to be wild and free. With the use of spray paint in the background, Esther seeks to draw the animals into the human urban environment, while maintaining the idea that these creatures are wild and beautiful in themselves. Both the small fragile creatures and those creatures considered more powerful are depicted and upheld in an other-worldly utopian environment, where their beauty and uniqueness is to be celebrated.