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Artist Profile: Free Range 2007, Christopher Butt

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Artist Profile: Free Range 2007, Christopher Butt

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As Free Range 2007 moves into its second week, Londonist has a chat with Christopher Butt from University College for the Creative Arts in Epsom and finds out about his work and love of weird smells.

Christopher, tell us a little bit about you and your work.

Well, I'm big on coffee and kit kats. I love the smell of ink on paper. Strange as it sounds, I also get excited about Pantones and finishes (note - that's arty speak for pretty colours! - Londonist). I produce a whole range of creative work from short animations through to print and layout design. My attention to detail and love of original concept ensures that all my work communicates with a strong level of creativity, efficiency and effectiveness.

What's happening at your show?

Degree Show 05/ is a challenge set against the formula and clutter of contemporary design, it's a reaction against the common misconceptions of what it means to design, not as an audience but instead as designers. In a world driven by linear thought and our misguided actions, owing in part to a negative influence from design culture, the concept is that order must somehow be maintained. Show Five hopes to achieve something that celebrates the unorthodox beauty of the individual while conveying the conformity of the grid.

How do you feel about the art scene in London at the moment?

With so many cultures, tastes, and trends in London, the variety in the design scene in London is exciting and inspiring for me. Music, fashion, journalism, graphic design and fine art are amazing creative areas that can be found in hundreds of galleries and exhibitions across town, which provides a great opportunity for anyone to learn, see and experience a whole host of creative talent.

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Christopher's work is at Free Range 2007 alongside the other Epsom Design students until Wednesday 13th June. Check out what else is going on next week here.

Free Range is at the Old Truman Brewery from May 31st until 23rd July. Opening Nights: Thursdays 6pm-10pm & Show Days: Fridays to Mondays 10am-7pm. Nearest tube: Aldgate East / Liverpool Street.

Last Updated 09 June 2007