Take a look at Kristjana S Williams to discover someone who is redefining the genre. This Icelandic artist creates fantastical map prints by collaging together images of tropical birds and exotic plants, creating detailed images that command the attention. Williams’ home country of Iceland is big on folklore, and there’s a touch of this magic in the bold colours and creatures that feature so strongly in her work. The way in which she blends the animal kingdom with man-made cartography speaks of a connection between humans and their natural environment.
Jeremy Wood is an artist who was born in America, raised in Berlin and studied in London. His international upbringing and the travel that has defined his life is clear to see in his work, which uses GPS to trace Wood’s journeys across land, sea and air. The result is a web of interconnected lines that are a creative exploration of space and the journeys that we take every day. His work is evocative of the nostalgic power of maps and encourages thoughts about our everyday movements and how they change over the course of our lives.