Regulars to my blog would have noted that last Upfest i also painted at the notorious Rock & Bowl hostel, Every Upfest they open up their doors and invite artists from around the world to leave their mark at the hostel. Last year i was honored to be offered a space of my own and leapt on the opportunity https://jakobbelbin.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/rock-n-bowl/ Though this year i was not staying at the hostel, their winsome manager “Matty B” extended the same offer to me once more. This time round i was a year older and had a partner in crime so i went for something completely different and chose a completely different space under the recommendation of Matty B. Its the only dark wall in the hostel and is the entrance to the smoking area. . / ./. These devastating beauty’s are 8 feet tall and were painted in about 2-3hours . /.// // …./ .
Painted using Spray Paint, Acrylic and Poscas
The Crab and Japanese were crafted by Frin.. ./. Translation “They’re So Pretty!”
This weekend it was Upfest 2013, last year i traveled alone and met a great bunch of people and I had an amazing time. This year was different, I had a partner in crime and this years festival was all the better for it, we met more fantastic people, created and absorbed some amazing art and drank a lot of drink. /. / . ///. She also contributed on both pieces by writing all the Japanese for me. /. Theres so many pictures so first im just going to show you the piece i did for the festival../.
This piece was created in 3hours using Spray Paint, Acrylic and Poscas.. / /. 6ft x 8ft Plywood
“Suicide Bombers: The Lovers”
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
These four baby’s are now on their way to Bristol in preparation for this years UPFEST .. .. .. All four will be part of the exhibition which includes some seriously big names in street art, and all four will be for sale for the reasonable price of £100 each.. . /./
‘There’s Nothing To Gain From This’ Acrylic on hardboard 28 x 34 cm
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
These little lovleys are now ready to get sent to Bristol in time for the Upfest festivities .. . …. . apologies for the poor picture. . /.///.
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. .. .. .. ….. . /. / .