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Hattie Stewart’s “Doll House” exhibition at KK Outlet, London

Famous illustrator and professional doodler Hattie Stewart presents her latest series of works, some of them never displayed before, in a new exhibition at KK Outlet gallery. Titled “Doll House”, Stewart’s first ever London exhibition features her trademark doodle-bombings, a series of colorful interventions on some of the most prestigious magazines of the world, including Playboy, Dazed & Confused, V Magazine, Paper, The Gentlewoman, Rolling Stone, The Face and NME, whose covers are filled with cartoon characters, smiling hearts, anthropomorphic flowers and pop ice-creams. Conceived in 2011, Stewart’s interventions form part of an ongoing project that explores, according to the artist, the concept of breathing new life into old ideologies, aiming to highlight, at the same time, the media’s manipulation of female role models.

Stewart’s playful doodles in fact have been so successful that brands of the likes of Marc Jacobs, Diesel, Luella, House of Holland and Adidas have commissioned her to create bespoke doodles for them. Apart from Stewart’s re-imagined magazine covers, the “Doll House” exhibition also features hologram artworks, neon signs, a miniature doll house, as well as a series of customized leather jackets that are inspired by TV series “Sons of Anarchy”. Titled “Sisters of Anarchy”, the painted over jackets pay homage to the strong bonds that are established between women.

Moreover, Stewart has also covered the gallery’s walls with an array of kaleidoscopic wallpapers, based on the quirky designs she has created for a clothing collection that will be released later this year by New York-based online platform Print All Over Me. The end result is an impressive installation that invites us to get immersed into the artist’s fantasy world, where color is the main protagonist and everything seems possible. “Doll House” will remain on view until February 28, 2015, at KK Outlet, 44 Hoxton Square, London.