Sophie Ashton AKA Shuby
Shuby uses print, collage, paint and photography to create original reinterpretations that revel in absurdity, kitsch and irony. She works in a wide variety of mediums including paint, print making, ceramics and reworking found objects. She is also known for her street art that includes paste ups, stencils and spray painted shutters. Shuby's influences include Josephine Baker, Busby Berkeley, Eduardo Paolozzi, Richard Hamilton, Joe Tilson, John Stezaker, Retro advertising, Car Boot Sales, Seaside charity shops and The Carnivalesque. As well as Rabbits and masks Shuby often uses a banana motif throughout her studio work and on the street in many different guises as a naughty but innocent calling card instantly recognizable and subversively humorous.