Chloe Townsend


Chloe Townsend has managed to make the creative shift from designer to artist look not only seamless, but joyful. Missibaba, Townsend’s slow-leather-crafted goods brand, holds the same striking boldness of her works on canvas and paper. With an enduring fascination with the natural world, Townsend’s work speaks to the intricacies of ecosystems, the complex and sometimes frighteningly primitive ways that come with all things living and seeking to survive. The artist’s background in leatherwork lends a three-dimensional, pastiche-like quality to her works. Vibrant colour, cut-outs, layers of gouache and the sumptuous play of patterns and lines make each piece a visceral feast.