Finding good wood in Brighton has been much more of a problem than i ever expected, because the wood has been so sparse i had a week or so where i couldn’t find anything. Now i have quite a backlog of paintings to my name now and there’s always those few that slip through that you know you were never quite happy with, i decided that without any new surfaces it would be worth my time going back and rectifying those mistakes.. .. /. I have done quite a few now but here is the first installment of paintings revised.
Originally painted 13-04-2011 ‘Introspectator’
Now believe it or not these are the same paintings.. . .///. ./
I have yet to decide on the title. .. . /./ .
‘Relics’ 37 cm x 38 cm ‘The Future’ 37 cm x 38 cm
‘The Mum’ 37 cm x 38 cm
Give this site a look .. . its got lots of goodies on.. . . as well as a bit of my work.. . … . … //. .. /.
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 . . . ././.
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.. . . /.
The whole opening weekend of ‘Everything Changes’ was an absolute blast.. .. i got 5 metres worth of drawing done which i will get pics of soon and a video in the near future.. . .. .and the entire show was very well received so much so it has been extended from Aug 2nd to Sept 8th so for those of you who have missed it you now have two months to catch it.. . . . . . /. /. Pictures from opening weekend .. . . Thank you to all who made this show possible .././
Those committed followers out there im sure are more then aware now that my solo show at the Lewis Elton Gallery, Guildford opens on Saturday.. . . Tomorrow i will be hanging all the pieces and turning what is otherwise a rather conservative space into a reflection of my world.. .. . I do hope to see most of you there over the weekend or on the private view which is Monday 16th 6-8pm.. . . ./.. But until then here is a little sneak at two paintings which have not yet been shown.. .. . you will have to come to the show to see them in full .. . .. . .. . . . . .././. ../. or wait until the show is over./
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.’
I am still in limbo.. . … .. Finding a house has been harder than anticipated and so i am still without studio. I did hope that this time away from paint would result in another leap, so i was trying not to paint, even small bits.. . .. …. . saving what ever built up in that time to explode onto another self indulgent epic . .. , but four weeks is more than enough. Its going to be another four weeks until i can get my studio up and running again. So i had to bite the bullet and make do with what ever i could find.. .. . and what did i find? Well annoyingly canvas, canvas that had already been painted on. So i took the hand i was dealt and transformed the already existing paintings into Belbin’s.. .. .. It felt good to paint again but i seriously cannot wait to start on some real work.. . … /././..
‘Everything Is Rosy’ Acrylic on Canvas ‘Fly On A Window’ Acrylic on Canvas
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.. . . /.
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. . /. /.
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.. . . /. /.
I’m moving on.. . .. . Sorry to see you go. . ….. . ///. . /. .
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
While clearing out my studio i found some old canvases.. . . .really old canvases! I haven’t painted on canvas for a few years now but was at a lost as to what to do with them, i certainly didn’t want to keep the atrocities that had gone before but i also didn’t want to waste such good resources. i left it for a couple of days then it hit me, chop off all the canvas and use the wooden frames to create boxed frames…. . . here it is so far. . . . The old paintings are now gone forever. . … . ./. . unseen.. ./// ./
‘Green Church’ .. . Black Ink on Distressed Card A3
Again Prints Will Be Available, Limited To 100 Framed All For £40. . .. . . ….././. .
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
Two more old paintings which never really made the grade have finally been sorted out.. . ./. /.
‘Crumpled Human Package’ ‘Furr God’s Sake’
Acrylic on Plywood Acrylic and Oil on Plywood
100 cm x 100 cm 70 cm x 100 cm
Recent posts might suggest that im running out of ideas… ../. / I have been attacking old paintings and improving them, now normally i would stand by the premise of ‘once a piece of art is finished it should never be revisited’ but there has been quite few paintings now that have been keeping me up at night. I knew when i ‘finished’ them i was not happy with them the truth is i was either bored of looking at them or utterly clueless as to what to do with them. This week that has changed, I have had breakthrough’s on paintings i never wanted to see the light of day and i put it down to my work schedule. I normally have a million different ideas, series’, paintings, drawings and plans all going on at the same time and normally i end up evolving before i’ve really finished exploring these ideas. This week i wrote a list of all the things i have going on and unfinished and am not allowed to start anything new until this list is complete. So even though the ideas are piling up still, Its better than half finished projects piling up! Thats not to say that this blog will be short of new things to show you.. . …. . …/./. Here is the latest re hash of an old painting i did… …. . .its now good enough to be used as origanlly intended, Art work for the band Caolin Clay.. . ….. .. ./. ////. .
‘Caolin Clay’ Acrylic on Plywood 81cm x 63cm
Close up.,. . … /. /.. /.
Check Them Out Here.. . … /. / . https://www.facebook.com/caolinclay
A few months ago i did an elevator painting on a huge crate lid….. . but i new as soon as i started and finished it i didnt like it.. . .i don’t know why.. …. /. . it was just shit.
But two nights ago at about 4 in the morning i had a eureka moment and got to work.. … here is the NEW ‘Up And Down’.. . … //. ..
‘Up And Down’ Acrylic and Gloss on Crate Lid 140cm x 130cm
Close ups.. . …. . ./. /.
In relation to the previous post here is some progress.. . .. . oh how i’d like to show it all… . /.
I have been so busy recently concentrating on work that i actually might be able to sell that it has been quite a considerable amount of time since i last took on another ridiculous self indulgent project. Well today i set about rectifying that by starting what is (since the last time) set to be my most ambitious painting to date. I don’t want to give too much away at this point, So have a look at the photos and see if you can speculate as to what it might be.. . ….. /. /. over two metres long and over a metre tall… .. .. there’s not a smooth surface to be seen anywhere.. . …. / / . ….//. .
And here’s the original poster with all the details in case you missed it .. . …/. ./ .
‘Exhibit I’ Acrylic on Record Sleeve