Archive for July, 2012

Japanese Dream On Show.. . .. /.

Regular readers may remember this post https://jakobbelbin.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/japanese-dream/

Well, amongst all the chaos that has surrounded me this summer i have managed to actually get photos of the finished thing… . They are all on show at The Lewis Elton Gallery, Guildford  in my ‘Everything Changes’ show which is now extended until 8th September.. . . One has sold already so if you are interested in housing the other two them private message me…. . . .//. .

A new BIG series is on its way. . .  … . …//. . .

‘Lust’ .. . . . /. SOLD

‘Offering’.. . . ./

‘Rejection’ . .. .././.

All 40 x 30 cm Japanese Receipts and Acrylic on Hardboard, The Frames are made from old canvas’s and perspex using bolts from an old bed to create a window.. . . /.

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My Stomach Turns.. . . . /./.

‘Butterflies’   Acrylic and Gloss on Plywood 50 x 50 cm approx

‘At that very moment i saw her it was impossible to control’

‘My Stomach’ Black ink on Paper 10 x 20 cm each approx

‘As your brain gives you a pep talk your stomach tells you the real truth’

‘Knots’ Acrylic on plywood 50 x 50 cm approx

‘And then i said something that made me vulnerable’

All three of these pieces are currently on show at the Lewis Elton Gallery in Guildford and available for sale as part of the ‘Everything Changes’ exhibition .. . …/. /


Everything Changes. .. . And It Certainly Does. . . . /. /.

The whole opening weekend of ‘Everything Changes’ was an absolute blast.. .. i got 5 metres worth of drawing done which i will get pics of soon and a video in the near future.. . .. .and the entire show was very well received so much so it has been extended from Aug 2nd to Sept 8th so for those of you who have missed it you now have two months to catch it.. . . . . . /. /.  Pictures from opening weekend .. . . Thank you to all who made this show possible .././


Plugging. .. /. /.

Those committed followers out there im sure are more then aware now that my solo show at the Lewis Elton Gallery, Guildford opens on Saturday.. . . Tomorrow i will be hanging all the pieces and turning what is otherwise a rather conservative space into a reflection of my world.. .. .  I do hope to see most of you there over the weekend or on the private view which is Monday 16th 6-8pm.. . . ./..  But until then here is a little sneak at two paintings which have not yet been shown.. .. . you will have to come to the show to see them in full .. . .. . .. . . . .  .././.  ../. or wait until the show is over./


Everything Changes. . . ../. /.

I have a new solo show opening this weekend at the Lewis Elton Gallery, Guildford.. . . . .. There will be live art, new illustrations, new original paintings, and an original score composed especially for the show by Joe Guilder at Boneyard Audio… /. /./. I do hope to see you there. . . /./.

‘In this space, watch the works evolve and mutate in an explosive way, leaking on to the walls and extending its reach into new grounds as Jakob performs his own brand of live art works to soundscapes and music composed specially for the exhibition by Joe Gilder. Using found canvases of wood, and other abandoned materials, Jakob creates an organic outlook on modern society in this personal and though provoking exhibition.

Watch the gallery space transform into a canvas as Jakob performs live art on its walls throughout the day.’


Canvas?.. . . .I Hate Canvas!!. . . /./.

I am still in limbo.. . … .. Finding a house has been harder than anticipated and so i am still without studio. I did hope that this time away from paint would result in another leap, so i was trying not to paint, even small bits.. . .. …. . saving what ever built up in that time to explode onto another self indulgent epic . .. , but four weeks is more than enough. Its going to be another four weeks until i can get my studio up and running again. So i had to bite the bullet and make do with what ever i could find.. .. . and what did i find? Well annoyingly canvas, canvas that had already been painted on. So i took the hand i was dealt and transformed the already existing paintings into Belbin’s.. .. .. It felt good to paint again but i seriously cannot wait to start on some real work.. . … /././..

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