You see my Profile picture You see my HEad collection.. . .. .. / . i will be offering Portraits all march for those interested in being De-faced. . .. . .. /. / .
The portraits are going to be 22 x 50 cm on slate tiles and £30 each.. . . if you want to send me some potential photos and i will ruin your face. . .. / ./ .
‘Self Portrait’ Acrylic on Slate 22 x 50 cm
A while back on a freezing winter night a very close friend of mine was putting on a show in the monument gallery castle in Southampton, right at the last minute he need to find a photographer.. . . and well i have a camera and i liked the acts playing so i was chosen. The venue its self was enough of an excuse to go along but the bands on the bill were all fantastic too. The head-liner who i was especially enthusiastic about was Franz Nicolay previously of The Hold Steady. I’d seen and met him once before but that as only in passing, So i knew i had to go.
Though the heating in the venue had packed up by the time the show started the whole evening flew by in a blizzard of sub zero temperatures and snow white smiles. Everyone had had an awesome evening shouting along in a castle and i had got thousands of photos. Upon arriving home post gig i started reviewing the photos, i noticed that Franz was a hard man to capture still. I had quite a good collection of blurred faces, i decided to keep them for future reference. I later forgot about them and carried on painting as i normally would.
But Yesterday i stumbled upon them again and decided to do a quick series on Franz’s head, i had some old bits of slate lying around and so i figured considering the venue this would be the perfect medium. . … . . .. …. . . /. Here is ‘Franz Head Collection I-V’
‘Franz Head Collection I-V’ Acrylic on Slate
‘Another Ticket’ Acrylic on Plywood 65 x 48 cm
I have spent most of the past few weeks catching trains and pushing my art on to people, Thankfully I’m back painting now rather than being sat stationary in motion .. .. .. …. . . . .. / .
Today i set off bright and early for Bristol to have a meeting about showing my explosion drawings at the Tobacco Factory, The good news is i’ve secured a joint show for the summer.. . .. but that’s not the best bit, i also managed to drop 6 pieces of free art on route.. . . on my way back through i had noticed that some had already been picked up . .. ….. . . . /.
Also cracked out a little pencil drawing whilst waiting for the train home. .. .. .. ….. . /. / .
I see your beauty even though you try to stay hidden.. .. . . .
This Valentines just gone i painted at a fund raiser for flood victims of the Philippines along side three other incredible artists, the resulting pieces were auctioned off to send aid.. . . … . .
Tropical Storm Washi devastated the Philippines on December 16 and 17, 2011. The storm was not powerful in the traditional sense—it’s winds never surpassed 55 knots (100 kilometers per hour or 63 miles per hour) and it lacked the organization of an intense typhoon or hurricane. Nonetheless, Washi unleashed extremely heavy rain on northwest Mindanao and the resulting floods left hundreds dead or missing. Tropical storm Washi brought heavy rains, overflowing rivers and flash floods to the southern Philippines from December 16 to 18, sweeping away whole villages built on sandbars and riverbanks.
More than 376,000 people were displaced by the storm and almost 55,000 are still huddled in crowded makeshift evacuation centres.
‘Love Mindanao’ Acrylic on Reclaimed Plywood
The event was a tremendous success and total figures are not yet in but i’m sure there going to be good!
More of these event please. . . …. . . . . . / . / .
I will be painting live here tonight and the resulting piece will be auction off the same night along side some other very exciting residents of Portsmouth Creative Movement .. . .. .. .. Share The Love. . ❤
First set of first press limited edition prints hand number and signed, framed ready for ‘Broken People Together’ Exhibition, Opening Night March 15th … . . .Prints available at the show.. . …. . If you can’t make the show and want one message me and i can reserve it for you.. . …. / . /.
‘Broken People Together’
An Urban Expressive Exhibition by Jakob Belbin. .. … .
Private View 7-9pm.. . / . /…. . . / .
Solo Exhibition.. .. …. . /.
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If you know someone who you think will also appreciate the work then invite them along… . …. . .. / . I hope to see you all there .. … / . /.
‘Try Talk To Her’ Acrylic on Reclaimed Crate 85 x 75 cm
‘Clockwork Work Clock’ Ink on Distressed Paper A3
I’ve got a lot on my plate this month preparing for my third solo show at the Jewry St. Gallery, Winchester (starting 16th Feb) building frames and adding finishing touches to the pieces on show. Not that I’ve fully decided which pieces will be on show… . .
At the same time I’ve got more preparation for the ‘Retracing the Unsinkable’ exhibition this march in Southampton, and for the ‘Celebrating Life’ exhibition in Winchester. As well as that I’ve still got to keep myself occupied painting new pieces for who knows when so i don’t loose my mind. . .. .. . /. all is well in the studio of Belbin.. . .. . . / . / . /.. // .
This Is Clean.. . … / . /
Another one bites the dust!.. . . .. . .. .. . . A few weeks back i was asked if i could paint a portrait of Patrick Bateman with mouths for eyes, What took so long was waiting to find a suitable piece of wood to paint this psychopath on to. But last week i dragged this incredible piece of Chipboard out of a skip and got going. I’ve never painted chip board before and i think it could become a new favourite surface.. . . .. / . / .
‘Shut Your Fucking Mouth’ Acrylic on Chipboard 120 x 120 cm
Here is the first of the January ‘Explosion Drawings’ commissions to be completed .. …. . . .. . /.
And its a pretty eclectic list. . /. / .
‘Red Donkey’ Ink on Distressed Stained Paper A3
The first explosion to use colour .. . …. . . . .. . / ./ .