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

Jon Klassen & David OReilly

Originally from Niagra Falls but currently residing in Los Angeles, Jon Klassen is an illustrator with an impressive compositional eye. Using a seemingly effortless blend of pattern and shape, he conjures up a sense of place as poignant as the crispest photograph, and with some recent high profile jobs under his belt, we’re sure he’ll be sticking around for the foreseeable future.

Having worked with director David OReilly for U2’s latest music video, the pair combined again to present an animated piece that confronts abstract space in 3D environments.


Watch the film on Vimeo

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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)