Down To The Bone.. / /. Last night was meet the artist night at the Onca gallery for DTTB.
DTTB is A collective exhibition of works from varied disciplines in recognition and support of street dogs living overseas. To be hung, open to the public at ONCA Gallery, 14 St George’s Place, Brighton from the 24th until the 30th Sept 2013.
ONCA has a passion for art that integrates with environmental conservation and strives to raise awareness of how environmental change affects every living thing. For whatever reason the dogs we are caring for have found themselves abandoned by owners and on the street. Be it economical, governmental or even military, we have changed their environment and so ONCA Gallery is a most welcome and supportive venue for this collection of work.
There are many street dogs needing support all over the world so why have we chosen to help those in Portugal and Spain? One of the organisers of the exhibition has, for many years, worked in these countries and has seen problems and suffering on a scale that does not happen here in England. There are too many dogs in shelters in the UK awaiting adoption but we have a support network – the animals here, in the main, have basic but good care, water, food a dry bed. Even these most simple needs are not met abroad, the dogs really do have to live on the street or if rounded up they are kept in appalling conditions for a few days before being PTS (put to sleep). These dogs have crossed the organiser’s path, called out for help and had their cries answered. This special lady has seen the problem in her own environment and has taken action. These are the dogs that all funds raised through the exhibition will help.
I was very proud to be invited to take part in this show and to be exhibited along side such well established artists././ .
Here is the piece i contributed to the show./.
‘All You Need Is Love’ Acrylic and Spray Paint on Mixed Reclaimed Plywood.
If you want to find out more please do visit the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Downtothebone2013
Following on from yesterdays post. . /. /
The “Terra Nova” exhibition held at Yum Yum Ninja was based around the idea of reusing and recycling. All the pieces i exhibited in the show were all made from reused materials (electric fuse box doors and record sleeves). In the run up to the show i was asked to perform some live art, as always i had a very loose concept and was going to leave it up to accident and chaos on the night. My plan was to build a ‘canvas’ on site and paint it there and then. But on the way to the show i found a set of old blinds thrown out on the street, and it was all too perfect an accident to pass up, it fitted perfectly with the recycle and reuse concept and because it looked like a scroll unrolled it tied in with the theme of the Japanese restaurant. I picked it up and decided to paint that at the show instead../. the perfect blend of planning and chaos.. /. .//. I ended up calling the piece “Love You TO Death” .. /. And i have no idea what happened to it after the show.. /. ??
“Love You To Death” Acrylic on Reclaimed Blind
It has been a seriously long time since i’ve had the resources to post./. what with moving house, being between internet and smashing my camera, all cheap excuses but all variables in why i haven’t posted, But now finally back, with a lot of stuff to show you.. /. I have been working on a secret series (which pieces will be revealed in time) i have been in two group shows, i have been live painting and i have been dropping free art in Brighton. . /. Where to start?
Lets start small, simple and beautiful../. As part of The ‘Terra Nova’ show organized by the lovely girls at Saints Lot, i painted three geisha girls on reclaimed electricity fuse box doors. The whole show was based around the idea of reusing and recycling which suits me fine. The Show was held at Yum Yum Ninja, Brighton hence the theme of my pieces. There are plenty of photos to come from the live painting i also did at the show ../. but that can wait for another post..
It feels good to be back and i hope that with this post i can wet your appetites and claw back the consistency and following i once had./../ No more dead air space.. . //.//.
(2013-08-08) Spectrum Of Sadness, Red Girl, Yellow Girl, Blue Girl
If you are interested in these pieces they are still on display at Yum Yum Ninja as they were so loved.. ./ ./././
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./.
I am very pleased to announce that i will be taking part in a group show this September to raise money for homeless dogs. I am also humbled to be held in such high esteem being invited to exhibit along side some of Brighton’s biggest players, having only lived here its a real honor to be included in the list of exhibitors.
You can find out more details about the show here for which i will be donating existing art works and creating an original piece.
In a couple of months i am going to be moving house./ . This means theres going to be a bit of a downscale, as ive got well over 400 paintings to my name its about time to clear some space.. .as i have no shows coming up i figured id offer a bunch of paintings but for super cheap.. /. as theres no gallery fees or costs putting on a show 🙂 Browse them all here and message me for details. .. / ./ .
Here it is ‘News Of The World – Free Exhibition, Lewes Road, Brighton’
20 paintings 33cm x 33cm, Acrylic, Newspapers, and Posca On Reclaimed Plywood
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
Last year i made a bunch of paintings based on our mainstream newspapers.. ./. It was my original intention to exhibit them as part of a full show… /But due to economic restraints have decided to exhibit them on the streets. ../. Look out fringe festival. . /./ No White Wallss./. /.///.
Here they are .. /Varnished and ready to go. ./ ..////.
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
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
The new pile of fragments ready to be distributed this week… . ././.. Look out Brighton./ .
Just some of the pieces that will be on display at The Painting Pottery Cafe, Brighton, North Layne
‘I Will Fix Your Heart With Glue I-VI’
Pottery, Spray Paint, Acrylic, Glue
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../ .
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/. . . …/ /.
Here is a little shot of what the ’13 women’ show looks like from the outside….. ./. you can just about make out my piece, but it would be even better if you headed down to the Jubilee library tomorrow night for the private view.. ./.
Get your name on the guest list here.. /. http://iloveartuk.com/shows/13-women-2013/launch-night
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.
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.. .. .. ////.