Interview with Zara Picken

Lauren Rae:Your work is very lively yet subdued at the same time. What influences your visual style?
Zara Picken:I am keen on collecting useless bits of paper (tickets, stamps etc.), especially from the 1950s/1960s. I am very attracted to the colour, graphic simplicity, pattern and tactile nature of old printed paper, which is probably reflected in my work.