Since i exchanged the brush for the pen my work has changed so dramatically, while it still holds the hallmarks of my fine art, it has grown into a completely different monster. . /./.
‘Courtesan /./. GLitch’
Chest infections can be brutal. . . ./. Thats why I’ve made these images so brutal.
When I’m ill the biggest pain is not being able to work, draw or paint. . //.
Brighton 2014 Free Art Exhibition
You may remember, if you are a regular follower, the 100 pigeons exhibited in my last show ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’
Last week i set them free in Brighton, sadly but consciously in their most inhabited environment, The window ledges of empty buildings.. . ./.
They lasted two days. .. ./. I hope they are loved. . /.
Acrylic on reclaimed plywood.
Just some of the birds on display in ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’
Love Birds// / ./ by PigeonNest.. ./
Yaaay Its here.. / there’s finally some collaborations by myself and Frin./
After lots of brain storming we have found a way to fuse our two loves./. Painting and Sewing into one lovable package/. /. Go and take a look at Lovebirds by PigeonNest…/.
Theres still plenty more collaborations to come! And I’m so happy to start this journey. /.
So ive done my part of the bargain and painted a bunch of pigeons./. They’ve all been cut out and attached to complimentary fabric ready to be made into all sorts!
Only 2 days left.. .. / ./
Something new in the studio../. Fabric pigeons ready to be sewn on to all manor of things/../ ./ Watch this space../ . and keep an eye on this shop, they’ll be available soon. . /. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pigeonnest
So tomorrow it will be two weeks until valentines day/. /.
And in the spirit of things I’m going to get all soppy and offer buy one get one free on ‘Love birds’../. Choose your own colors and objects and i will paint the perfect matching partner for free.. /. /.
13 cm x 13 cm – £15 incl post
20 cm x 20 cm – £20 incl post
You can contact me directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or you can order straight away via my shop/ ./.
Here’s some of the ‘Love Birds’ Featured in my previous exhibition ‘FRAGMENTS’
A while back now i was contacted by a guy who saw my show ‘Everything Changes’ we got talking about art and music and the blending of the two. /./. His name was Giovanni and i later found out that both he and his band we based in Italy. /. After mutually falling in love with each others craft I ended up doing the artwork for their newest release/. / .FLIM – Time In A Fish Bowl.
Now this week they will be releasing a track for free off the upcoming album, Due date Feb2014./.
Now i urge you to go and give these guys a listen, not just because i’ve done the artwork but because they really are awesome./ ./.
I look forward to more projects like this in the future. /
It’s that time of year again./. Christmas is creeping up fast and there’s lots of loved ones who need lots of loving gifts./ ../ So in the spirit of things i am offering Pigeons Of Your Own Design once more for Christmas././.. You can have anything, Santa hats, snowmen, Christmas jumpers, crowns, mistletoe, pigeon in a snow globe, Scrooge. Jesus..//. The Christmas list is endless and you don’t necessarily have to keep it Christmas themed/./ . there’s plenty of other themes and ideas to be had/.
The pigeons on offer will be painted completely to your design including colors and themes. this year I’m offering a range of sizes and discounts for multiples ./.
10 x 10cm – X1 = £11 incl post
10 x 10cm – X2 = £18 incl post
10 x 10cm – X3 = £24 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X1 = £21 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X2 = £28 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X3 = £33 incl post
You can order pigeons directly from my online store http://www.freewebstore.org/jakob-belbin-arts1 Or alternatively contact me personally at email@example.com.
Below are some examples to wet your imagination./. /.
Following on from yesterdays post. . /. /
The “Terra Nova” exhibition held at Yum Yum Ninja was based around the idea of reusing and recycling. All the pieces i exhibited in the show were all made from reused materials (electric fuse box doors and record sleeves). In the run up to the show i was asked to perform some live art, as always i had a very loose concept and was going to leave it up to accident and chaos on the night. My plan was to build a ‘canvas’ on site and paint it there and then. But on the way to the show i found a set of old blinds thrown out on the street, and it was all too perfect an accident to pass up, it fitted perfectly with the recycle and reuse concept and because it looked like a scroll unrolled it tied in with the theme of the Japanese restaurant. I picked it up and decided to paint that at the show instead../. the perfect blend of planning and chaos.. /. .//. I ended up calling the piece “Love You TO Death” .. /. And i have no idea what happened to it after the show.. /. ??
“Love You To Death” Acrylic on Reclaimed Blind
Here it is ‘News Of The World – Free Exhibition, Lewes Road, Brighton’
20 paintings 33cm x 33cm, Acrylic, Newspapers, and Posca On Reclaimed Plywood
The art works that i sent up to Upfest Gallery in Bristol have arrived…/. though they wont be for sale anymore as they arrived damaged.. ./.As much as i love battle scars on my work and damage incurred during the process of creating, these were finished pieces and i had reached a point where they did not need changing, though i do like the damage personally i cannot consciously sell them in a state that i didn’t intend.
So i had to do something quickly so i could get some pieces up in time.././. with limited funds and resources i set about making two paintings using printer ink…/. I’d never using this medium before… /. And personally i think they are beautiful.. //.
‘His and Her Disagreement’ Printer Ink on Plain Wallpaper 38 cm x 50 cm each approx
All Dropped Today In Brighton, UK
Ok friends.. .. /. I really need to raise some pennies for my new shows in April and May 2013 so i will be offering Custom Explosions and Custom Pigeons until hit my target../ I would really appreciate it if you could band this post about as much as possible …/.. Warmth/.
Ok,… . /. So i can now confirm that my new solo show ‘Just Because Things Break Doesn’t Mean They’re Broken’ will open on 15th of April 2013.. .. /. In conjunction with The Painting Pottery Cafe, Brighton.. /. It will run for three weeks and the reason i’m really very excited about this show is that it gives you the viewer an opportunity to get some free art and even take a part in creating your own.. .. .//.
I will be taking all of the broken pottery and plates and breaking them even further and then painting them to be given away to unsuspecting finders. I will be scattering them across the streets of Brighton, And the deal is those who find the pieces get to keep them, but i urge those finders to bring them to the opening of the show to try and reassemble all of the broken pieces into one whole piece of interactive art…/ . // I will be running a trial on the 4th February by dropping a large hand full of fragments in the center of Brighton, with the hope that they will be reassembled on the 7th at Brighton Uni (grande parade) in the court yard. So for those Brightonian followers keep your eyes peeled and watch this space for more details.. . .. /./
I have been a bit rubbish at posting in the past few weeks and im only just starting to get on top of it all…/ . ///
This March i am part of an incredible exhibition put on by I LOVE ART UK. It brings together 13 women and 13 men from all artistic walks to celebrate the similarities and differences we all share and it co insides with international women’s day. It is going to be one of the more beautiful venues i’ve had my work displayed in and one of the most diverse group shows i’ve ever been part of, But don’t take my word for it look for your self…….. ././. Each week two new artist get announced so theres plenty more to come still… . ./.
Check out the current releases here… /. https://www.facebook.com/ILOVEARTUK/photos_albums
Each Artist is creating a solely original piece for the show, which will be for sale and also available in a limited run of prints…//.
Regular followers will have noticed a distinct lack in posts of new paintings and a constant promise of new photos../. Well this weekend i will be filming for a short promo film to be released along side this years 13 Women exhibition opening in March 2013.
This means that i will also have access to a beautiful HD camera all weekend so you can all expect a backlog of paintings from around October 2012 up til the present../. Watch this space…./.. //./.
After dropping my free art pigeons this year for Gay Pride i received a message expressing the heart break of not being able to collect one.. so this little guy was commissioned for the very reasonable price of £15 .././
All December for a low budget and independent xmas gift i will be offering pigeons of your design at the same price Inc post. All pigeons will be painted on recycled and reclaimed materials and and the set size of 20 cm x 20 cm.. . /./
She is here .. . ./. Little One is finally finished.. . .and all i want to do is that all over again.. . …/ A massive thanks to Leopold West, Joe Gilder,Mike Bartlett, Ben Belbin and Julia Goodchild for making this possible.. . ./.
Enjoy… /./ ..
Find out a bit more about the film here….
And find out a bit about the music here.. ./.
To all my subscribers out there i am sorry for the distinct lack of posts of late but i am without a camera and will be for another week or so.. . . . /./. But don’t get down there is still a lot going on and come camera time there will be an influx of posts .. . /. I hope you can hold on. . /. / .///.
‘Sinaz’ 37 cm x 38 cm