Gem Rey



The artist stepping into the frame. This particular artist is what I would describe to be simply a rare and unique creature. The most genius in depth and inspiration for the magnitude of the creations that sparkle upon him leave those who see his work in pure awe. An artist who’s history links him to some of the most famous and rock’n’roll album artworks of all time. Finlay Cowan worked closely with Storm Thorgerson and Storm Studios (Pink Floyd, Muse, The London Philharmonic, The Rolling Stones, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Jackson to name a few. When you see the album artworks that this man has worked on, the thought, planning and details that were involved for creating such artworks is phenomenal. Pink Floyd for example, they don’t do things by halves. These are incredible legacies to behold.

Finlay worked on costume design with Marlene Stewart and Trish Biggar on costumes for Jeremy Renner, Angelina Jolie.

His many legacies of art works and books are only part of the eccentric world for which he reigns. Finlay is also a musician in his own right, known by the name of Subway Slim. The album is an art piece in itself of sound and design.
You can check it out here:

A more recent project that many of you will connect with is the design, branding and artwork for Space Mountain Cosmic Arts Lab in Spain, hosted by world renowned producer and bass player “Youth” AKA Martin Glover – (Pink Floyd, The Verve and the bass player in “Killing Joke”). This was a project that I also had the pleasure to work on along side Finlay and Youth bringing what was just an “idea” at the time… to life.

Enchanting in both his character and his artistry, this English Gent is a treasure to all who know him. The way he sees the world is captivating. An architect linking the alchemical spheres, shapes, designs in an elixir of formations with the knowledge and understanding of how the rhythms of this world can spin and evolve and be the best they can be.

To be an artist requires stamina and strength.
It is an honour and a privilege to know you Finlay.

Thank you.

x gem rey