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‘News Of The World’.. . . . /./. /.

Do you ever walk by the news stand and wonder ‘How the fuck can they get away with this?’ Are you ever in a queue minding your own business and forced to conceive something utterly discussing?  Do you ever think  ‘Can this Actually be real?’ Do you wonder like me what it would be like without them?

We all know the deal with these ‘Newspapers’ they’re jam packed full of half truths, bare faced lies and propaganda in order to make you think and fell a certain way. So why do they still thrive? Why are trees getting cut down and pockets lined? We have the internet which throws the doors wide open to free press, objective opinions and the ability to cross reference, it seems totally redundant that these scum sheets are still being pushed in to our lives.

See them for what they really are, Each day i will release another hate filled fear mongering rag riddled with hypocrisy and contradiction.. . ./. Enjoy/ The News Of The World… . . /./.

‘The Sin’   37 x 38 cm


Free Birds/ .. . . ./.

Free Art Friday in Brighton and Hove.. . ../.. .. ././.


Featurette .. . …/. ..//../ .

http://www.tattooesque.com

Give this site a look .. . its got lots of goodies on.. . . as well as a bit of my work.. . … . … //. .. /.


Set These Birds Free… .. .././. .

Getting prepared to release these birds unto the streets of Brighton.. . ….  /./ /. Free Art Friday.. . ./.


Remembering Faces.. . . // .

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Offering Portraits for those interested in being De-faced. . .. . .. /. / .

I will be offering to do your portrait on slate.. .. . Just send me some pictures.. . . /. / .

The portraits are going to be 22 x 50 cm on slate tiles and £30 each £40 including P+P .. . . if you want to send me some potential photos and i will ruin your face. . .. / ./ .

Bigger slates are available on request . . . ././.


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.’


Give Us Some New Shit.. .. . .. /./.

There has been and will continue to be a lack of posts in these coming weeks, I am in the process of moving house and relocating. So, many apologies for the blank space….. . that’s not to say i’m not still working on lots of exciting things, I just don’t have any way to photograph them at this point… . /./.

Rest assured when i do there will be a bombardment of new posts, paintings and sketches.. . . /.


Gotta Go. . . … /.. / Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want.. . …/./ .

This is slightly off topic but Bjork has played a huge part in the making of my work and is without doubt one of the most important artists of our lifetime… . .. ..

I’ve entered this competition .. . you have to create a Bjork album cover using no digital aspects, which is right up my street.. . .. … . do please, please vote for it.. . . . so i can see Bjork in Denmrk.. .. Much Love.. ./// . /. Jakob. . /. /.

http://on.fb.me/BjorkRF12

Created by manipulating and painting the doll, in front of a hand painted background. And then setting a fire underneath the lens to create the smoke.. . . /. /.


Goodbye Beautiful Studio. . . …. . ///. ../.

I’m moving on.. . .. . Sorry to see you go. . ….. . ///. . /. .


Rock N’ Bowl.. . . . ./. /. …. ////.

As promised photos of the wall space painted at the ever so wonderful Rock &bowl Hostel … / .. / thank you so much for the space  . . …. ///.

Acrylic and Spray     approx. 7ft x 11ft


UPfucked. . …. / /… ///.

Well it has been a seriously intense weekend up in Bristol for UPFEST 2012… . I’m not entirely sure i’ve fully processed it yet but i do know it has been incredible. Over the course of the weekend i managed to get two huge pieces finished as well as finding time to take in the festivities, explore/get lost in Bristol and meet some pretty amazing people. .. . ….. . /. The pictures below are of the stages and finished piece at the Upfest festival and tomorrow when ive actually had time to sleep and process i will post pictures of the piece that i did and the very grand and painfully friendly Rock & Bowl Hostal…  … . . ///. / . . cheers guys its been surreal . . ././ .

‘Blind Faith’  Acrylic, Spray and Markers on Plywood   5ft x 8ft


Recy-king!. . …. /./ /..

While wood hunting in a skip the other day, i found that an old chair had been thrown out so i broke it up and took the slats from it to build frames with.. . . i normally build all my frames by hand from found materials but never bother documenting it… . .so for those of you interested here it is so far. . .//./ .


Up Up And Upfest!. . . ./. /. /.

These little lovleys are now ready to get sent to Bristol in time for the Upfest festivities .. . …. . apologies for the poor picture. . /.///.


Scratch That. . ….. /. //. …

Had a visit from my friend Toby today and he brought me along a new surface to paint on.. .. .. . His Telecaster.. . /// ..


Broken People.. . /. /.

My exhibition ‘Broken People Together’ is on till the end of april.. .. . .. For the last weekend of the show i’m offering customised ‘Explosion Drawings’ prints. .. .. .. ./. / .

And here’s the original poster with all the details in case you missed it .. . …/. ./ .


Sell Sell Sell.. . .. /.

As Well As Originals.. . … . /. I now Have Explosion Prints For Sale.. . … / . / . //.

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Private Message For Details .. . /.

Alternatively .. . .http://www.freewebstore.org/jakob-belbin-arts1/index.aspx?pageid=1056698  . . .//. / .


More Pigeons. .. … . .. / / .

‘Pigeon II (s)’           ‘Take Care’

Both these pieces and the three previous Pigeon paintings are all available for sale at the Jewry Street Gallery, Winchester


Sneak Peak Before ‘Broken People Together’ . . … .. . / . / .

It is exactly two weeks away from opening night of ‘Broken People Together’ my first solo show of the year.. .  so to get your mouths watering here are some close ups of a painting which has not been seen yet. . . .. .  it will debut at the show . .. .. Jewry St Gallery, Jewry Street, Winchester on march 15th. . .././.

You can join the event and keep up to date here. . .. . https://www.facebook.com/events/342849759082327/


A Lot Of Love.. . .. . . / .

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. . . …. . . . . . / . / .


Love for those who need it.. .. ….. . /.

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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. . ❤


Boom!

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.. . ….  / . /.

https://www.facebook.com/events/342849759082327/


Solo Exhibition Confirmed. .. … . . /.

‘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 .. … / . /.

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A busy day in the studio. . … . . .. …/. /.

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.. . … / . /


Nearly.. .. …. . . /..

Close but no cigar.. .. .. .. This being one of the first competitions i have entered i am still very pleased to get runner up.. .. .. / ./ . congrats to Andre. .

http://valour-art.com/hall-of-fame/

Slight spelling error though. . . ..