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'His blend of design and warped portraiture has captivated audiences in both the states and the UK" 
— Hi-Fructose Magazine

Whilst having worked primarily as an award winning illustrator Von has begun to make a name for himself on the gallery circuit in recent years having been collected by both high profile figures within, and outside of, the art world. Influenced by nature and popular culture his artwork is both detailed and abstract, being able to flawlessly walk the line between surrealism and documentary portraiture capturing a mood in what appears to be a fleeting moment in time.

Von has been featured in numerous publications across the globe, released sell out screen prints & collector’s box sets and has exhibited in such prestigious venues as Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects gallery, Colette, StolenSpace, the London Design Museum and Agnes B among many others. Previous solo shows include NY, LA and London.

Photo copyright of Cat Garcia


Select Exhibitions

Echoes [Solo] (UK) — 
Out of Line [Group] (USA) — 
Flock [Solo] (UK) — 
Elsewhere [Solo] (UK) — 
Semblance [Solo] (USA & UK) — 
Migration [Solo] (UK & USA) — 
HelloVon at Espeis [Solo] (USA) — 

View full list of exhibitions


Some of the places Von has previously exhibited

Colette | France
Kustera Tilton Gallery | USA
London Design Museum | UK
Subliminal Projects Gallery | USA
StolenSpace Gallery | UK
Somerset House | UK
Cerasoli Gallery | USA
Espeis Gallery | USA
Agnes B | Hong Kong


Von has previously exhibited alongside

Anthony Lister, Blek Le Rat, Charming Baker, Chloe Early, Conor Harrington, Dalek, D*Face, Eine, Gary Taxali, Jamie Hewlett, Kinsey, Kirsty Whiten, Marissa Textor, Miss Van, Parra, Polly Morgan, Pure Evil, Rankin, Shepard Fairey, Sir Peter Blake, Sylvia Ji, WK Interact



"One of London's most remarkable contemporary artists”
— Cool Hunting

Deeply pleasing
— Wallpaper Magazine

"Beautiful and delicate"
— Arrested Motion

"Stunning imagery and excellent draughtmanship"
— Grafik Magazine

"His blend of design and warped portraiture has captivated audiences in both the states and the UK"
— Hi-Fructose Magazine

"Von uses the humble pencil to create images which let the viewer know instantly that they are beholding the work of a master craftsman at the peak of his artistry"
— Gavin Lucas

"Absolutely gorgeous"
— Mark D Schiller of Wooster Collective

"Very rarely do you see technology being used as a tool to sincerely complement an analogue process, but the work of London’s Von seems to buck the trend effortlessly. Using a combination of bewilderingly detailed pencil drawings and an equally deft touch on the mouse, Von makes compositions that seem to defy what we may have previously deemed possible."
— Alex Bec, It's Nice That

"It's fascinating to see such seriousness of intent conveyed through the most excessively elegant expressions of vision."
— Zoe Coombes, Commonwealth

"No designer represents the rising-tide graphic design strategy of commingling traditional drawing and digital technique more than London's Hellovon"

"Von mixes classic portraiture and good old fashioned artistry with cut-and-paste computer graphics ... a style he has been instrumental in developing"
— Nylon Guys Magazine

"His unique and immediately recognisable mix of traditional pencil craft and modern digital techniques has placed him as one of the most exciting illustrators in the industry. As a result, he has attracted the attention of an impressive list of clients and has exhibited his work across the globe."
— PopShot Magazine

"Exquisite, patiently crafted illustrations, both powerfully energetic yet gently quiet, are instantly recognizable: they are made by Von, a London-based illustrator and the founder of HelloVon studio. Influenced by nature and popular culture, Von creates highly detailed and abstract images, which never lose their appeal. An abundance of empty space in Von’s work stresses the importance of its substance, and hits the viewer precisely at the spot where it’s intended. No wonder his work has been demanded by clients like Nike, Esquire, 4AD, Wallpaper, The New York Times, and American Express."
— Big Up Magazine