A scouting we will go

I’ve never met Megan Bird and Lizanne Visser, but I know they must be cool. For one, there are alpacas in their email signature. And secondly, you just have to look at their exhibition, called Scout which is currently on at Wolves in Illovo. The works are quirky, fun and detailed - some of my faves are below (they made me think of Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and I do so love the Wes).

Megan and Lizanne describe themselves as ‘two kids who like drawing – a lot’. Two years ago, they took it up a notch, joined their creative forces and started Driehoek, an illustration collective.

Megan mentions that their work varies from serious and highly detailed to quirky and minimalistic. Their inspirations are many and include amusing comments and jokes, mundane things (like plastic chairs or Playstation buttons) and the work of illustrators like Marc Johns and David Shrigley “for their silliness” and Jeff Soto and James Jean “for the decorative and detailed nature of their work”.

“We like to tell stories through our works; small little narratives to which the viewer can create beginnings and ends. Pieces that let people get entangled in nostalgic fantasy worlds,” says Megan. “We chose to go with the theme of scouting for the exhibition, because there is a beautiful sense of nostalgia and whimsy that goes along with it. For us, scouting also inspires images of adventure and exploration - all things that can hopefully produce quirky little aesthetic pleasures.”

Their works will soon be available online (yay!), but for now you can get in touch with them directly on Facebook. The exhibition runs until 6 September 2013 and is the perfect opportunity to get your howl on at Wolves too.

* The photos were all supplied by Driehoek and taken by Nicole Olwagen at Beyond the Clouds Photography

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