The finished product. . ./../ The newest piece of fine art i have created for quite some time./ (i’ve been busy designing tattoos) and for those veteran followers it will come as a surprise that it is in fact a celebration of Christmas. ./. I’m clearly softening up.
‘A Christmas Carol’
Black and Red Ink on Distressed Paper
This is now available in limited edition print and can be posted in time for xmas.. .//.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141481091823?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649./.. Alternatively you can contact me privately and order personally (email@example.com)
All prints will be hand numbered and signed and delivered tied with ribbon for just £20.
Not forgetting those not so friendly with Christmas http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141457845819?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Here are some of my most recent work sheets for tattoo design. . . ./././. As you can see it is heavily slanted towards Japanese themes of design.
I do take commissions and can be contacted via email or facebook../. firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/jakobbelbin
Love Birds// / ./ by PigeonNest.. ./
Yaaay Its here.. / there’s finally some collaborations by myself and Frin./
After lots of brain storming we have found a way to fuse our two loves./. Painting and Sewing into one lovable package/. /. Go and take a look at Lovebirds by PigeonNest…/.
Theres still plenty more collaborations to come! And I’m so happy to start this journey. /.
There’s been a few hitches and and a few spelling mistakes.. /. But Pecking At The Side Lines is up for a month. /./ 90 pigeons later./. and a whole bunch of new prints and paintings its definitely my most happy show to date./. Whats wrong with me. >?
Heres a few pictures around the show… / / Incl the wall of pigeons/
And heres another. ./ ‘Kokeshi City’ Both pieces are being displayed at the Painting Pottery Cafe Gallery, Brighton until the 4th of April 2014. Both pieces are currently for sale. Message for further details./ ./
Apologies for the abysmal photos . /.
Acrylic and posca on reclaimed canvas print.. / .
I have a new show opening tomorrow at the lovely Painting Pottery Cafe Gallery, North Laine, Brighton. ./. ./
I quite excited for this show as it has a lot of new unseen pieces in and 100 original pigeons on display.. /./. Its set to be my most colorful show to date!
The show will run for a month../ . Private view TBC
It’s that time of year again./. Christmas is creeping up fast and there’s lots of loved ones who need lots of loving gifts./ ../ So in the spirit of things i am offering Pigeons Of Your Own Design once more for Christmas././.. You can have anything, Santa hats, snowmen, Christmas jumpers, crowns, mistletoe, pigeon in a snow globe, Scrooge. Jesus..//. The Christmas list is endless and you don’t necessarily have to keep it Christmas themed/./ . there’s plenty of other themes and ideas to be had/.
The pigeons on offer will be painted completely to your design including colors and themes. this year I’m offering a range of sizes and discounts for multiples ./.
10 x 10cm – X1 = £11 incl post
10 x 10cm – X2 = £18 incl post
10 x 10cm – X3 = £24 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X1 = £21 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X2 = £28 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X3 = £33 incl post
You can order pigeons directly from my online store http://www.freewebstore.org/jakob-belbin-arts1 Or alternatively contact me personally at email@example.com.
Below are some examples to wet your imagination./. /.
I have been invited to take part in this very important event././. And i am very pleased to be donating to this cause.././. Below are the pieces i have donated with no reserve!! ././. further below is the link to the facebook event where you can view all other works for sale and find out more about ART4AID././
‘Another Ticket’ Acrylic on Plywood 64 cm x 47 cm approx.
‘UNTITLED ‘ Pigeons x 2 pieces . 20 cm x 20 cm
Acrylic on Hardboard
Heres a few pictures of just some of the goodies on show in .. / /. .FRAGMENTS..\.\.\
Love Birds Free Art Giveaway. /.
As part of the Solo Exhibition Fragments there will be a free art giveaway in the build-up to the show. This side project is based around the theme of the show that everything experienced remembered and observed is fragmented, everything that is can be said to be broken or fractured in some way or made up of different elements. And it is with that in mind that I have painted pairs of ‘Love Birds’ both of these creatures complement and complete each other in a way that for most lovers is just a fantasy. But like everything I see that holds real beauty there is a drama and tragedy to that story and so for these birds it’s the same.
I plan to split up each couple and display them separately. One set of the love birds will be displayed in the warmth and safety of the Jewry street gallery and the other halves of the pigeons I will display around the streets of Winchester exposed to the elements and are destined to be given away for free. But there is hope for each couple, the birds left out in the cold of the urban landscape will hold this message../. .
You’ve found me../. And I’m yours to keep ../ … For free ./ ../
I’m sure that most of us when walking the streets pay very little attention to our immediate surroundings and the creatures we share it with. Most of it gets swept past our eyes and shoved off the pavement as we rush to be somewhere we most likely don’t want to be. These birds, in a way are much like you. They are somewhere they don’t want to be and they want to go home to the one they love. So if you’re the lucky one to happen across one of these stray birds take them in and they will love you always,.. . /. /././ .
Go one step further, for each bird left on the street there is an equal and opposite waiting. Bring them to the show where their loved one awaits.. ./.
// . // .. . ./. FRAGMENTS.\\..\\.\…\
Opens Thursday 14th November 2013 7pm – 9pm
Art Café, Jewry Street, Winchester
The finder will be invited to bring their pigeon to the show on opening night and reunite it with its partner. The pigeons on display at the gallery will be available for sale if the finder wishes to reunite them for good. Other people will be able to buy the pigeons on display even if they have not found the partner but finders will have priority over any bidders.
It is my hope that all the pigeons will find their way back to the show and all the couples will be reunited, once reunited if bought, the finders will be invited to leave the corresponding pigeons with their partners until the end of the show at which point both will be sent to their new home. Through doing this I hope to highlight that when in this fragmented world two pieces fit together it is the most important thing to keep them together. In this drama of being separated, once reunited the pigeons bond and the owners resolve to keep them together will be solidified.
A hand full more birds set to be separated in Winchester.. /. Lets hope they find their way back together, , . ./ /.
Two pigeons are up for grabs,./ .and all you have to do is Share this event… /. Invite Friends .. /.And post on the event wall letting me know ../. I will draw two names from a hat on Sunday 10th to announce the winners… / .. Good Luck and hope to see you there. . / x
Pre sketch of the window display for FRAGMENTS Love Birds Give Away. . ././ . More info soon . . / ./..
See event page here for comprehensive updates. . /.
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
To mark my return to the online domain.. . /. IT’S COMPETITION TIME!!
You could win these little beauty’s./.
All you have to do is Go to my page on Facebook … / SHARE this image, LIKE my page and COMMENT telling me you’ve done so. . / /./
Winner will be announced Sunday evening. . . /. Good Luck!
If you are of the conviction that you have no luck then you can bid on these pigeons which are being auctioned starting at 99p and also ending Sunday to re-enforce my return . . .. /./. /. Happy bidding.. /.
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. .. / ./ .
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
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/
So yesterday filming went extremely well…/ .Got all the shots necessary and even had time for a little urban exploring.. / Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the photos of new paintings promised, I’d say that 50% of them are usable so whilst I’m working my way through the pile i am going to be very cruel and post these three paintings which are all revisits to old paintings..//. I never really liked the paintings in the first place so i chopped them up re painted them and put them back together again…… . . . . ./. I have posted pictures of these three pieces over the past month or so but these photos are much better quality../.
But don’t worry your selves i will also do another post this evening of a completely new piece… . One i am very proud of… . /. /.
Trust me i have been extremely busy in the studio. . . ./. I have over 20 new paintings to be released but i don’t have a decent enough camera to do them any justice… . /.//. This is so frustrating .. .. /.
‘Swallows Fig. ETC’ Acrylic on Plywood
With thanks once again to my web designer for making www.jakobbelbin.com as pretty as it can be. . . . /. . // .
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 . . . ././.