Based almost exclusively around nature, the Spring/Summer 2018 collection of affordable art from Urban Road is called ‘Reminisce’ and it certainly does have a warm, nostalgic vibe. There’s plenty of blooms and foliage alongside ocean vistas and depictions of the night sky and the palette runs the full colour spectrum too, meaning there’s plenty of choice.
“Urban Road’s latest release feels like sifting through old photographs. Starlit skies, sleepy seashores and sunburned landscapes – a breathtaking recollection of memories unaffected by time, an invitation to Reminisce,” says Suzie Atkin, the creative director of Urban Road.
Looking to the Australian landscape, there’s plenty of intricate native flora and vast landscapes captured with light and colour. “A sense of timelessness is felt in constellations, reflected in the facets of semi-precious stones; blurred mountain ranges standing soft, yet resolute; the unfading beauty of black and white icons,” says Suzie in reference to one of the prints – a black and white painterly depiction of Deborah Harry.
“While each artwork stands perfectly in solitude, the culmination of pieces is a collection that assembles itself like a show reel of memories, created to be relived over and over again,” says Suzie. Standouts for me include the ‘Australian Flora’ and ‘Fire Opal’ print – I love their gorgeous burgundy shades. The Australiana-inspired pieces such as the ‘Coolibah’ signal a fresh direction for the brand too.
Aside from affordable art, the Urban Road collection now includes home decor items, acrylic artworks, and, most recently, a diverse poster collection. All up, the brand’s catalogue now boasts over 1000 items.