A recent commission for a good bunch of guys, The guys in question are a local Punk band called Primeval Soup, who as well as preaching against wrong doings in the world and standing up for what they believe in they actually fight it.. ./. Raising money for charity, hunt sabotaging and boycotting . ../. This art work is designed to couple with a track focusing on animal rights, and whilst i am a vegetarian myself i’ve never had the guts to take it as far as these guys.. ./ . More to come. /.
I did this explosion drawing a fair while ago now.. /. / But it has only just been homed././ It was for a good friend whose life quite frankly is crazy! this drawing takes in all the good things in his life spanning from mundane to the absolutely insane.. /.
‘Adventure Time’ Black and yellow ink on distressed paper A3
As part of I LOVE ART UK (13 women show) i have been invited to exhibit some of my work ad work in the “Spray Your Own Art” section of the stand. I am very pleased to be involved with this local project.. /. i have a bunch of pigeons ready for sale all listed below, as well as whole host of other paintings and prints. I wont be the only person exhibiting so be sure to make your face known and pay us a visit on Sunday 30th June.
If nothing takes your fancy then you can make your own piece of work there and then to take away with you in the “Spray Your Own Art” section. For a single fee you will have your surface, a lot of spray paint and the use of plenty of stencils.. /. Paint your own wooden carved heart, t-shirt or canvas././ Heres a couple of examples i knocked up yesterday, They will of course also be for sale./.
Here it is ‘News Of The World – Free Exhibition, Lewes Road, Brighton’
20 paintings 33cm x 33cm, Acrylic, Newspapers, and Posca On Reclaimed Plywood
All Dropped Today In Brighton, UK
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./ .
The recent snow is testament to how detrimental the effects of global warming are becoming even here in merry old England, so it is with great pride that i exhibit this piece at the Onca Gallery, Brighton…. . . /./
‘Footprints’ is my contribution to the show, the theme being the melting of our precious ice caps and the knock on effect that has/. . . …/ /.
Opening tonight…/. This really is an amazing little gem in Brightons crown ../. so regardless of whether you like my work you should get down there for tonights opening ‘Our Time On Ice’.. . …/./Onca Gallery, London Road.
People Of Brighton.. . . ../. Keep Your Eyes Peeled.. .. .. ////.
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.././
Here are some very poor shots of my most recent exhibition which has now closed. .. . . .//.
However there is one that has just opened in Winchester.. ./ .
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’
Today has been a very good day dropping off new pieces to Brighton Arts Club and having a meeting with 13 Women, debuting in March 2013 so it seems odd that i should post this today… . /. But it was done a couple of days ago and it slots in nicely with yesterdays posts so enjoy.. . . ././//.
All out and about in Brighton today finally thanks to some not unreasonable weather// . .. ././.
I’m not really one for digital print making but last night i had a little dabble. This isn’t very original nor is it particularly clever, But it does get the point across quite well.. . …/.
All four of these were painted yesterday on the streets of Brighton. . . ./. /. They are now available today here.. . / /. http://www.freewebstore.org/jakob-belbin-arts1
A friend of mine had a close and strange encounter on the beaches of Brighton at 5am.. .. .. . . . . ////. .. /.
‘Who Are You? And What Are You Doing Here’ Acrylic on Reclaimed Plywood 72 cm x 84 cm
Apologies for the poor picture.. . … . . .//.
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.. . . /.
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.’
Appologies… /. /. I have been without internet and a phone for a week or so now so hence the lack of posts .. . .. but not to worry i will reward your patience with an Epic!! It has been so incredibly hard to keep this secret.. but luckily the lack of net made the last week incredibly easy to hide it.. . As you know if you keep an eye on this space i had started a self indulgent epic made of over forty pieces of wood.. . the concept was hush hush.. . ././. But at last here it is make of it what you will.. . …… . /./ / .
‘Car Crash’ Acrylic on Reclaimed Plywood and Aluminium with Reclaimed Licence Plates
216 cm x 106 cm Diptych
This piece will be exhibitied in July at The Lewis Eton Gallery, Guildford