If You Could Collaborate

If You Could Collaborate is the fourth annual If You Could exhibition. Aiming to provide a platform for the finest creatives from all over the world to question their conventional working methods and outcomes. The contributors have been challenged to produce something a little unexpected, by working with a partner of their choosing from any discipline, profession or background. There is no brief to answer, or format to honour – the only limit being the enterprise and imagination of the artists involved, and a liberal 12 month deadline. Below are all of the pairings, and their outcomes.

A Foundation Gallery, Rochelle School

Jesse Auersalo & Jesse Pietilä

A master of the modern portrait, Jesse Auersalo is an exceptionally talented illustrator. Both enthralling and intimidating in equal measures, his dark, often monochrome work challenges the viewer's usual interpretations of the figure. His work is unlike anything else you’ve seen, in a good way.

He’s teamed up with fellow Finn, Jesse Pietilä. As a product designer, Jesse P has added his skills to help create a graphically embellished space divider.

Jesse and Jesse would also like to thank the Finnish Institute for their support.


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If you could collaborate catalogue

312 page, 235 x 165mm catalogue, documenting the process of each project is available to buy via the It’s Nice That shop (£15)