About Zoë
Zoë Taylor is an illustrator based in London. She graduated from the RCA in 2009 and regularly illustrates for AnOther Magazine’s online edition. Her work has also been published in The Guardian, Syntax Editions, Grey, Le Gun, Bare Bones, Dazed & Confused and others. She is currently working on some visual stories.
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Current city: London
Zoë Taylor is an illustrator based in London. She graduated from the RCA in 2009 and regularly illustrates for AnOther Magazine’s online edition. Her work has also been published in The Guardian, Syntax Editions, Grey, Le Gun, Bare Bones, Dazed & Confused and others. She is currently working on some visual stories.
 
Quinto sells second-hand books. I spend a lot of time here and have found some inspiring books over the years, both at Quinto and the other shops on this road. Koenig Books on the corner is good for art books, too.
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They mainly sell art and cultural theory books but they also have a good selection of small press and self-published zines. It’s a great place to browse and get ideas.
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A winding side street that links hectic Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, Hanway Street, with its odd mix of old-style Spanish flamenco bars and second-hand vinyl stores, is a bit of an anomaly. I’ll be surprised if they all withstand the Tottenham Court Road redevelopment but I hope they do.
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Tucked away down a cobbled alley behind Russell Square Station, The Horse Hospital, a converted stable, is a unique and totally independent arts space specialising in underground and experimental media. The gallery space itself (known as The Chamber of Pop Culture) houses unusual exhibitions, film screenings and other events.
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I probably spend too much time here but I love it for the atmosphere. During the day it’s quite empty. The proprietor is often dozing in the back corner and you can read for hours with just one cup of tea without anyone bothering you. It picks up in the evenings as all the regulars pile in with pre-bought bottles of wine.
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I vaguely thought about leaving London recently and the British Library came to mind as somewhere I’d miss. It’s an essential resource because it has almost everything. It also has some interesting exhibitions.
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I rediscovered this place recently having not been for years and now I keep returning. The geological galleries are my favourites.
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Genevieve Lutkin is an artist based in London and graduate from the Royal College of Art Moving Image and Photography MA programmes. Working in photography and moving image, her work has been exhibited at galleries such as TATE Modern, Mimar Sinan Contemporary Art Museum Istanbul, Pump House Gallery London, Focal Point Gallery Southend and screened at festivals such as UnderWire Film Festival and Alchemy Moving Image Festival. She has also been involved with the Tomma Rum artist residency in Skellefteå, Sweden and has presented research examining ‘The Uncanny’ within moving image at the Academy of Finland and Finnish Anthropological Society interdisciplinary conference in Helsinki, Finland.
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Misha Milovanovich is a Belgrade-born artist living and working in London. Misha works across several mediums, from sculpture to painting and live art. Characterised by vivid colour, optical movement and energetic visual cadences, Misha's visual work fuses a diverse repertoire of images and forms. She often features discarded shards of consumerism - unloved icons of disposability and careless consumption.   Misha's work is often a symphonic  abstraction. Her colourful, densely layered works are held in a state of tension between order and chaos, rational structure and spontaneity. She combines depth and surface relief, orchestrating bold contrasts of form, texture and space in her pictures. An intimate colour palette of bodily fluids - red, pink, white, black, yellow and brown - animate the writhing forms and the refracted memories of cartoonish cultural production.   A cultural polymath, Misha is constantly engaged in observing society and it’s distortions of desire, lust and attitudes to the body. Traditional techniques have been studied and absorbed and although her work is partly conceptual, it's execution always reflects these hard won technical abilities. Misha's main subject matter is emotion, so naturally her work is highly personal and biographical in ways that create a direct, emotional response from the viewer. Empathy and the universals of human experience - passion, nostalgia, desire and disgust are inescapable in her work.   Misha is herself a ‘displaced’ person, having left Serbia for London in her late teens she still carries within her a ‘stranger’s perspective’ and perceives the world as an outsider, someone ever alert to the non-verbal subtleties of communication.   Misha's artistic progenitors include her mentor Martin Kippenberger, Wassily Kandinsky  and Phillip Guston as well as contemporary artists Gilbert and George, Keith Tyson, Robert Pruitt and Jim Lambie.
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Seryoung An is an Artist and Visual Image Maker. She is interested in communicating and interacting with a large audience through her work. Her projects start from a personal narrative that leads to visual narratives on paper. The scenes from the narratives she creates are usually a representation of herself and her experiences. She gets inspired from everyday objects in her surrounding world, the ongoing civilisation, current affairs and nature. She creates books posters and stationery based on images made from hands-on techniques such as collage, linocut, watercolour painting, acrylic and gouache. 
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Jiaqing Mo is a Chinese artist based on London, her work centres film, installation, performance to create immersive theatrical installations with video. The theme is about relationship, time, endless, instability...She try to the relationship between objects and human life by using strange human action or human-made objects.
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