Artists with HARU

Aurélie Andrès Decorating with HARU

Working with Haru’s range of tapes, we have been keen to explore its creative possibilities. So we commissioned different contemporary artists to create works of art at our headquarters in Westbourne Park using the tape, each making a temporary exhibition.

The results were exciting, and have resulted in commissions for Haru pieces for private homes, and public and corporate spaces. If you are interested in commissioning your own unique Haru piece, do look through the artists’ work below. Works can be temporary – perhaps for an event (the tape peels off easily without leaving a mark) – or as a more fixed installation.

Our artists have also been working with Haru at various events and shows, such as the London Design Fair and Clerkenwell Design Week, creating wall installations and outdoor projects, some of which you can see on film here.

We also hope the works below will encourage everyone, including artists and those with creative hands and minds, to find the potential of Haru tape as an inspirational and artistic medium.

To find out more please contact sandy@nishura.com

Fiona Grady 'London Style' HARU

Fiona Grady

‘London Style’
Summer 2020

London Style is inspired by the geometric designs seen on the London Underground and public transport system. The interacting triangles reference the geometric tiles, painted zone grids and use of colour to create visual signage and enhance the station environment.

The artist explains: ‘In my artwork I wanted to explore how to use the Haru tape to create a mosaic effect. Each of the triangles is the same size, they are pieced together to invite interaction between the individual shapes forming larger triangles, diamonds and moving lines. The horizontal base of gold stabilises the overlapping shapes. The six colours of triangles are from the Endless Ocean and Lipstick Haru ranges. There is a dynamism between the interaction of the colours and where the translucent forms meet new tones are found.’

fionagrady.co.uk

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Julia Noble 'Submerge, emerge and merge' using HARU at the Nishura Studio

Julia Noble

‘Submerge, emerge and merge’
Winter 2019

Julia Noble is known for the energetic, kaleidoscopic pieces she creates, involving a complex fusion and layering of paper, canvas, painting and stitching. Her exploration into materials and working methods gives her a unique voice, as well as gifting her work with insights into the creative process itself.

The present piece forms part of the ‘Thousand Sunsets’ series, reflecting the daily occurrence of the setting sun, seen and gloried by people all over the world. As with her wider output, the results are emphatically uplifting, and – as she believes – ‘focus on the joy and the fabulous things that can happen.’

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HARU Great Western Studios

Sarah Emily Porter

Great Western Studios – The Café Mural
Winter 2019

A new work for the Great Western Studios Café, created by the artist Sarah Emily Porter, with Haru stuck-on design. Commissioned by Dafydd Goodwin at the Café to reflect the variety, growth and creativity of the many businesses and creative spaces at Great Western Studios, Westbourne Grove.

The scheme draws in the colours and atmosphere of the Café, and the surrounding public area, and has composed versions both on the Café customer side and on the public area side.

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Kristi Minchin HARU art at the Nishura Studio

Kristi Minchin

Autumn 2019

Kristi Minchin is a maker and 3D artist with a passion for spreading positivity through immersive artworks and installation pieces. Her practice, fuelled by an interest in human interaction and play, is an exploration of colour, shape and form through sculpture. Kristi’s quirky and graphic aesthetic has led to her exhibiting at the V&A, Artsdepot and Brainchild Festival.

Whether creating interactive sculptures that gallery visitors can play with or constructing immersive seating areas for music festivals, the focus for Kristi’s work is that it requires the public to engage with it.

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Sarah Emily Porter HARU Art at the Nishura Studio

Sarah Emily Porter

Summer 2019

Award-winning British artist Sarah Emily Porter works from her East London studio where she explores colour and the historical context of painting.

By pouring and manipulating paint on tilting structures, she creates a dialogue between art and science as the paint ebbs and flows in a single linear stroke under the force of gravity. Through this method of painting, she removes the artist from the gesture and emotion of painting, highlighting instead the complexity of colour and the intricacies of her materials. She has also created a series of installations and sculptures that explore colour, composition and form.

sarahemilyporter.com

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Jonathan Lawes 'Skin Deep' at the Nishura Studio

Jonathan Lawes

‘Skin Deep’
Summer 2019

Jonathan Lawes is a renowned print maker who has recently returned to the UK after 7 years working in Berlin. He studied at Leeds, specialising in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern design.

Jonathan is widely known for his experiments with layering techniques, which bring notions of depth to flat surfaces, and suggest new colours, shapes and compositions. Working in a loose, organic way, abstract compositions are formed and ultimately develop as his printing process evolves. He has a particular eye for colour and layering techniques, masking some areas off while revealing flashes of intense colour in others.

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Aurélie Andrès HARU at the Nishura Studio

Aurelie Andres

Spring 2019

Aurélie Andrès is a multidisciplinary French artist. Designer, muralist and illustrator, her work is a reflection of her wide-ranging travels, and her energetic communication of a “joie de vivre”.

After a training in design and fashion, where she took on embroidery, weaving, printing and dyeing techniques, she began a career as a textile designer. After returning from long stays in New York and India, she opened her art studio and worked with brands such as Louise Misha, Majestic Filature, Pimkie, Idano, Habitat and Made.com. On walls in Morocco, Colombia, USA, UK and France, she has now developed a colourful pop style, creating projects increasingly involving local communities.

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Fiona Grady 'Twister' at the Nishura Studio

Fiona Grady

‘Twister’
Autumn 2018

Fiona Grady has become well-known for her large site-responsive works on walls, windows and floors using sequences of dispersing geometric shapes. The changing factors she introduces within these repeated systems become ideas of development or interruption, and ways of triggering enquiry. It is a journey that offers both the subtle beauty of control, and the excitement of kinetic energy. She was born in Leeds and studied art at Cardiff and Wimbledon School of Art.

Writing about this work, ‘Twister’, the artist says, ‘The artwork is intended to pull you into the design. It plays with the unique office environment allowing the viewer to step into the centre as it twists around the surfaces of the room. Although it equally makes a strong visual impact from a distance. The diagonal clusters of triangles are meticulously measured to form a tight wave of colour.

fionagrady.co.uk

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Pref HARU Art Nishura Studio

Pref

Summer 2018

The graffiti artist Pref is well-known for his use of multi-layered lettering, which he employs to create popular phrases and expressions – morphing, merging and layering letters in his particular style, presenting his audience with opportunities to re-discover everyday words and phrases in public spaces.

Having trained at Chelsea College of Art, he has developed his career as a graffiti artist over 20 years, and is now a key figure on the international stage. His recent work has included major graphic design projects for brands such as YMC.

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HARU stuck-on design washi tape rolls

HARU stuck on Design

Haru is a creative new concept: different kinds and sizes of tape that allow you to add colour to interiors and objects like never before. Stick on and peel off, create and explore, without leaving a mark. It’s as good for children as it is for adults.

Haru has 48 colours & 3 types of tapes, Washi, PET, and OPP.

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