Formed in 2005, Heretic is an experimental design, illustration and screen printing studio comprising of Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling. Exploring themes such as tomorrow’s symbolism, inner and outer visions, strange mysticism, the occult, folklore, psychedelia, demented cats and sex bats, creatures of space, Heretic’s work primarily involves juxtaposing and blending elements of collage and drawing through the use of screen printing. Their self initiated body of work Spectral Nation is an exploration into the screen printing process.
It is an on-going project, constantly in flux, growing through a series of print process interactions combined with irregular print experiments. With a focus on visual perception, the relationship between colours and how they effect the retina and the mind is explored. A further area of interest is the journey an image makes through different processes, from digital into analogue, and the distortions this journey can bring about, sometimes deliberate, often by chance, uncovering hidden complexities within simple compositions.