Victoria Topping has worked as an artist and illustrator since graduating with a BA in Illustration in 2008. Her pieces are created through building up multiple textures and images and combining these to develop a distinct visual language, using recurring motifs.
She works using a fusion of technology and traditional techniques – often using photography, painting, gold-leafing and cut up collage which is then digitally scanned and arranged on the computer, before working back in to the resulting digital print.
Her work is heavily influenced by music, from the styling and art direction of 1970s Jazz and Soul to the passion and ebullience of Gospel and the Blues. She takes musical aspects and works to synthesize them into visual form, working towards distilling the vibrancy of music into a ‘music for the eyes’. More broadly, she aims to impregnate her work with its own unique soul, through harnessing a blend of spirituality, culture, the cosmos and mother earth.