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Acclaimed artist, Kristjana S Williams, returns to Carnaby to launch public mural and seasonal pop-up


Following a successful summer season in London’s vibrant Carnaby district, London-based Icelandic artist, Kristjana S Williams (KSW) has once again brought her Studio to the West End, with a six-month pop-up at 56B Carnaby Street, and unveils new public art mural.

The 32ft long London themed mural, located on Little Marlborough Street, just off Carnaby Street, has been created by Kristjana to celebrate the history of Carnaby and will be launched on 24th November. Kristjana’s work is inspired by the natural world, and she uses Victorian engravings, ancient maps and antique prints which she layers with vibrant motifs, flora and fauna to bring her stories to life. The Carnaby Mural includes an aqua Thames sweeping through the city which has been overlaid with fascinating detail celebrating both London and the Carnaby district.

Kristjana is no stranger to the area, having previously run a fashion and design store in Carnaby whilst Creative Director at Beyond the Valley. This is the second time her artwork has been available for collectors to view and buy commercially, and will run alongside other KSW exhibitions taking place this Christmas.

As well as showcasing her critically acclaimed 3D original artworks, Limited Edition prints and interiors pieces, Kristjana will also be launching her first NFT project at the store, in partnership with VIVE arts. ‘Head in the Clouds’ will feature three NFT collections, based upon her core artworks ‘Heart of Nature’, ‘Drifting Skeleton’ and ‘Contemplating Skeleton’. These can be purchased globally through the VIVE Arts NFT platform, with the first collection launching on 7 December 2022.

Says Kristjana: “I am delighted to be back in this incredible part of London, and to bring my work to a wider audience of collectors. There is a unique story behind each piece and there is nothing like seeing the artwork in person. It also enables me to tell everyone about the newest phase of my work; my collaboration with VIVE arts to bring digital technology into my creative world has been an extraordinary process, and has been like bringing the world that exists inside my mind into reality.”

Simon Quayle, Shaftesbury Executive Director says: “Kristjana has been part of the Carnaby community since she opened ‘Beyond the Valley’ in 2005. We are delighted that the public will be able to see her amazing artwork at this scale on the mural, perfectly enhancing the Carnaby streetscape.”

The KSW Pop-Up store at 56B Carnaby Street, London, will be open daily from 11am to 7pm, and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays.



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