What can i really say…/. Apart from thank you to EVERYONE…././. Everyone who came last night, everyone involved in the show and everyone around those involved.././ This show was both mine and Karol Michalecs first show in Brighton and because of you all it was a raging success…. /. The building was full all evening and a buzzing hub of activity …/. Never before has someone elses work complemented mine so well./. Its been incredible to work with such like minded people. This show encompassed all of my favorite elements of fine art… Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, Drawing, Collage, Performance and Free Art.
This show wouldn’t have been possible without Karol Michalec, Hazel Stephenson, Gill at The Painting Pottery Cafe, Alexander Glass, Harry (i dont know your full name light man), Lee Belbin and of course the love of my life Frin.. . . /.///.
This is the start of a beautiful friendship and you can all expect to see the Belbin and Michalec name joined in the future… . ./.
You can view some of the pictures here…/. but there are more on the way.///.
Again Thank you to all.. ./. Warmth. x
All Dropped Today In Brighton, UK
For the run up of ‘Just Because Things Break, Doesn’t Mean They’re Broken’ as well as the free art drops, yesterday Myself, Karol Michalec and my beautiful girlfriend went flyer’ing around Brighton../ with a slightly more dramatic twist en-keeping with the exhibitions theme, we all dressed as post nuclear war geisha. .. //. This exhibition has literally grown and grown from its first conception encompassing fine art, sculpture, performance and interactive free art drops and is set to be a fantastic show… /. So get excited and come along on the 16th of April to ‘Just Because Things Break, Doesn’t Mean They’re Broken’
Thank you to everyone involved for helping me make this happen.. .. ./. Warmth.. . ./.
Join the event here. .. . ./. https://www.facebook.com/events/380531745392745/
PRIVATE VIEW ../. ARPIL 16th 6:30PM . . .. ./. Painting pottery Cafe, BRIGHTON, BN1 1YB
During the summer of last year i relocated to Brighton and was technically homeless for three months .. /. /.i spent the three months on a sofa of a one bedroom flat, not that i’m not grateful for the sacrifices made but it as a very testing period and one littered with conflicting thoughts and feelings.. . //. This was ‘The Hive’
Acrylic and Posca on Hardboard A3
The new pile of fragments ready to be distributed this week… . ././.. Look out Brighton./ .
Heres the new batch of FIND ME posters ready for my next show ‘Just Because Things Break Doesn’t Mean They’re Broken’
Well the 13 women show has now been taken down… /./ So i am finally allowed to release the piece that was done officially for the show, and i am particularly proud of it too.. /.
You can view a high def version here.. Order limited prints…/. Or even buy the original!
For those of you who missed the show./.here are just a few snaps../.
For a more comprehensive look at the show../.. follow this link to I LOVE ART UK’s photostream../ .
A bit of a delay with this post, totally my fault for not retrieving the photos in time../ .But last week was the trial run of ‘F i n d M e’ a free art give away which if it went well will co inside with my new solo show ‘Just Because Things Break, Doesn’t Mean They’re Broken’ and it went very well indeed…. ./ ./
Last week i dropped 30 original pieces of broken pottery around Brighton Uni, and asked those who found them to bring them back at the end of the week to try and reassemble them into some sort of big fractured piece of art. I only expected about 5 to come back but nearly half of the pieces came back! which means that went i do the full run of 300 pieces in April around 150 should come back (if that’s not too presumptuous) Below are some photos of all the pieces that went out../ coming soon will be pictures of them actually out, and some pictured of those lovely people who brought them back….. . . /. A huge thanks to all who took the time to bring them back and to Hazel Stephenson and Karol Michalec for being such a tremendous help… . /////. /
First bunch of drops.. .. / ./
‘Just Because Things Break, Doesn’t Mean They’re Broken’ Opens on the 5th of April at Brighton Painting pottery Cafe, North Laine…./.
Keep up to date here… . /. https://www.facebook.com/groups/thepaintingpotterycafegallery/
People Of Brighton.. . . ../. Keep Your Eyes Peeled.. .. .. ////.
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.. . .. /./
Today in Brighton and im sure the best part of England it is snowing and is set to continue… .. ./ so while you get to escape the bitterness of the cold don’t forget to spare a thought and maybe even some food for the creatures with whom you share this world .. /./ they are so often brushed aside../.
‘Pecking At The Side Lines’ Acrylic and recycled canvas frame and plywood 80 cm x 30 cm
After a day of gallery meets i am very pleased to announce my latest project…/ ‘Just Because Things Break Doesn’t Mean They’re Broken’
In collaboration with ‘The Painting Pottery Cafe’ in Brighton i will be hosting a new solo exhibition and interactive street art give away…/ With trail dates set out i still can’t give too much away but watch this space for details…/. it will be a smashing show.././
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…//.
So i promised yesterday to post a new photo./. i broke that promise…../ .but not on purpose, my internet went down and ive only just got it sorted../. .So heres two new pieces set to be shown at The Gold Room in May.. /
After lovingly caring and restoring this cabinet i found for days.. /. /. I went and ruined/improved it by taking a hammer and a knife to it.. / ./ . Can’t wait for this piece to be finished.. /. /.
While walking the streets of Brighton i stumbled once again on a little gem just being thrown out.. . ///.
After spending 4 days lovingly restoring this little cabinet… . . /. One coat of primer, one coat of cream, one coat of white, three coats of black and one coat of varnish im about to ruin all of that and trash this cabinet with a hammer and set of cooking knives.. /./. Watch this space for the progress . .///.
He’s something to balance out the niceties of the last post… /. This piece has been painted on an old dart board box, the box itself is as you would expect covered in misfired shots and dart holes. I found it on one my travels the other week and it seemed like the perfect surface for this idea i had sitting in my sketch book for far too long…/..
‘Life Is Pain’ 50 cm x 50 cm Acrylic on Dartboard Box
Well Brighton has been rubbing off on me… /. and recently i have been working on a new Mods and Rockers themed Explosion../. //. here’s just a teaser, but the finished product is going to be a lot more extravagant.. . . /.//.
I have recently put up a last minute exhibition at the newly opened Brighton Arts Club.. ./. it only lasts for another week and a half so be quick kids.. /. i hope you enjoy. .. ..
‘These Things Happen’
Another mini series in preparation for next years solo show in Portsmouth.. . . . /./ ..
‘Death’ / ‘More Death’ / ‘Dead’
Acrylic on Recycled frame stands// /
All out and about in Brighton today finally thanks to some not unreasonable weather// . .. ././.
For the first time in literary AGES i went out yesterday with a bucket of found paint and a hand full of brushes.. . ./. It felt so good to get out./// ./.