Jealous is excited to announce the return of our ‘Jealous Needs You’ group show which will reveal 2016’s portfolio of specially selected artworks, from both established artists and gleaming new talents from the open submission competition. The exhibition will showcase screenprinted works from names such as Magnus Gjoen, Rob Ryan, Anthony Burrill, Russell Marshall, Toby Montague, Gary Stranger, Mr Penfold, Lucas Price, Joe Webb and many more, making 2016’s Jealous Needs You collection bigger than ever.
Established in 2011 and headed by illustrator and Jealous Creative Director, Jess Wilson, Jealous Needs You (JNY) invites submissions of artworks with a graphic persuasion to make a portfolio of new screenprint editions. In 2015, JNY came back bigger and bolder than ever and saw the Jealous Print Studio select and produce beautiful and diverse limited edition screenprints for 48 artists, designers and illustrators, working to a brief of 50 x 50cm, and a maximum of 2-3 colours. The project also earnt itself a month-long exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery as part of a three-leg tour across London.
The full range of Jealous Needs You works were debuted to a buzzing opening evening crowd at our Shoreditch gallery space last February, before heading over to Jealous Crouch End. Following a visit by Saatchi Gallery’s Paul Foster to the exhibition, we were asked if we would be happy to tour the new portfolio of Jealous editions to the Kings Road space for a month. For the 2016 portfolio, the brief was changed to 50 x 70cm portrait only, to add a fresh challenge to the submissions, which closed at the end of June. Following the exhibition at Jealous East in November 2016, the show travelled to Saatchi Gallery and was a huge success in January 2017.The portfolio of works is finally coming to Jealous North in February 2017.