Posts tagged “love

New Year. ./ … New Beginnings. .// /. Back In Black// . ./.. ….. ./ .

2017. ././ . Its been a seriously long year, its been a seriously tough year and I’m only just reaching the end of the the beginning…

There has been a massive shift and change of course in my art work. The past four years have seen a long and slow decrease in the out put of Original Artworks and a sharp increase in the output of Drawings and  Tattoo designs. it has been a conscious effort to pursue a career that allows me to create everyday, change peoples lives and develop as an Artist. I am on the cusp of achieving this goal and  becoming a licensed Tattoo Artist, But that’s not the end of the journey it is in fact only the beginning of a new field to explore.
While Painting will always remain a true love of mine, Drawing, Design and Tattooing will be at the forefront of my output now, which has over the past few years given me completely new ideas to explore, New challenges to overcome and new skills to master.. ././.   The body too is an canvas and one i cannot wait to start making my mark on. . /././/. . Let 2018 be the year for Ink. ./ /. Black Ink. ./ .

 

A Selection of Designs from 2017. ./. Black Ink Only. ./ Black Book


From the bottom of my heart. . ./ .//.. /./.

I have been so rubbish at posting absolutely anything for a good year now./../.I put it down to getting married. /. From the bottom of my now full heart i’m so very sorry. . //.

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SLEIGH BELLS RINGING ALREADY!?!

It’s been a hell of a while since i was working on a new explosion../../ But here it is kids.. /. Ready in time for Christmas, A new limited edition Christmas Explosion Drawing. . /.//.

Through the stages so far.. /.

Black Ink on Distressed Paper


Out of internet../ . Not out of action.. . /.

Brighton 2014 Free Art Exhibition
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You may remember, if you are a regular follower, the 100 pigeons exhibited in my last show ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’
Last week i set them free in Brighton, sadly but consciously in their most inhabited environment, The window ledges of empty buildings.. . ./.

They lasted two days. .. ./. I hope they are loved. . /.
Acrylic on reclaimed plywood.


Life. . /In Little Pieces. . . . ././.

The more i practice for the art of Tattoo the more my half finished ideas of art and expression slip away, today i sought to rekindle one such project, changing the pen for the brush to take on an old adversary

In 2012 i started a series entitled ‘Life In Little Pieces’.
The idea was to create a wall of 12 ‘saints’ all of which have had their place in my life past and future. essentially they are all self portraits  /. They would be exhibited in a row, like the imposing art in a christian church, but take on a more gothic and self reflecting tone. Rather than these idols that celebrate the idea of virtue and sacrifice i wanted to focus on the parts of humanity which we might not want to fully admit, misdeed, alienation, heartbreak and ultimately, mortality.

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Today’s two new additions means that there is only one more step to complete this long forgotten project././ The hardest step ‘Passing The Seed’./.


Pigeons. ./ That Peck At The Sidelines. .//.

Just some of the birds on display in ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’


They’re All Grown Up. / ../.

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. /.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pigeonnest


New Patches. . /.//.

So ive done my part of the bargain and painted a bunch of pigeons./. They’ve all been cut out and attached to complimentary fabric ready to be made into all sorts!


Pecking At The Sidelines. / ././/. /

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. >?

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Heres a few pictures around the show… / / Incl the wall of pigeons/


Kokeshi City. . ././/. .

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.. / .


Pecking At The Sidelines. . ././. ./

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

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Empty Stomach. ./ ./…/ .

Only 2 days left.. .. / ./
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Pigeon Party.. /./ .

Something new in the studio../. Fabric pigeons ready to be sewn on to all manor of things/../ ./ Watch this space../ . and keep an eye on this shop, they’ll be available soon. . /. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pigeonnest

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Valentines Love birds./. /…/.

So tomorrow it will be two weeks until valentines day/. /.

And in the spirit of things I’m going to get all soppy and offer buy one get one free on ‘Love birds’../. Choose your own colors and objects and i will paint the perfect matching partner for free.. /. /.

13 cm x 13 cm – £15 incl post
20 cm x 20 cm – £20 incl post

You can contact me directly via jbelbin@live.co.uk or you can order straight away via my shop/  ./.

http://www.freewebstore.org/jakob-belbin-arts1/index.aspx?pageid=1056698

Here’s some of the ‘Love Birds’ Featured in my previous exhibition ‘FRAGMENTS’


I Want The One I Can’t Have./.. …/. And It’s Driving Me Mad.//…./.

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‘I Want The One I Can’t Have’
Acrylic and Spray Paint on Plywood         50 cm x 50 cm

Painted Last Year…/. Possibly The Most Important Painting Of My Life./…/.


Build a Bridge To Her. . /. / /// . . /.

It has been nearly a year since i last saw this piece and it was painted over a year ago./ / /.
Now it is back and the bridge is in perfect condition //. May it last forever/.

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‘Build A Bridge To Her’ Acrylic on Plywood


Oh Christ. /.Mas. . ./ /.

Blogging wise it has been rather quite here in the build up to xmas, that’s because all of the paintings i was working on were in fact gifts and so obviously i couldn’t publish them. So here is a backlog of paintings. / /./.

The first wave was a fresh new batch of xmas pigeons, this time with a festive slant i have become only slightly obsessed by snow flakes. ./

The second wave of paintings was a set of portraits../. not something you’d associate with me.. and furthermore they were both painted on canvas./. another thing you would not associate with me. It s always a good thing to take my self out of my usual sphere of working, both of the canvases were still reclaimed and recycled and i feel like despite working from photographs i managed to inject plenty of Belbin hallmarks to the pieces.

And the final piece was, given the more soppy themes of my painting the most important as it was for my fiance .. . /
It was based a short story held close to her heart and a running theme though our long relationship ‘The Snow Goose’
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‘Fritha’ Acrylic, Spray Paint and Posca on reclaimed hardboard and Plywood


Going Multinational.. / /. /.

After taking down the show FRAGMENTS./. /. .. I later found out the one of my simplest but most effective pieces hadn’t just been sold on the spot but had been taken all the way to New York City. / /./.  This made me very happy and my little fragments are slowly but surely making their way around the globe././ .Sweden, Italy, Israel and now America.. /. /. Come on Asia/./. so i can move there . /./.
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‘Life Is Pain’  Only if you don’t learn from its trials../ . /. Acrylic on Reclaimed Dartboard Cupboard ./. SOLD


ART4AID.. . /. /. /

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/179486242257430/


FRAGMENTS.. . ./ /. LOVE BIRDS. . //.

Above are photos of the …//. FRAGMENTS.. .\\\.\ Exhibition which opened 14th November 2013./. Before it filled up./
And below are some ‘poor’ photos of the LOVE BIRDS installation which a third of birds put out were returned and reunited on the night../.
A massive thank you to all who attended, helped, and returned birds on the night./. /x


The Love Birds.. ./. Have Been Split.. ./ /.

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 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.. ./.

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Opens Thursday 14th November 2013 7pm – 9pm
Art Café, Jewry Street, Winchester

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Prints and Pigeons. . . //. /. / /.

Heres a few pictures of just some of the goodies on show in .. / /. .FRAGMENTS..\.\.\

https://www.facebook.com/events/1426226090923455/?hc_location=stream


The Last Day Together. .. . . . /./. /. /

Tomorrow i am set to separate the love birds.. . potentially forever. /. It’s there last night together in the warmth./. They are saying their farewells and enjoying what time is left.
There’s every chance this won’t last forever../. there’s every chance they were meant to be together.. /. I hope those who find them feel the same.. /.

LovebirdsThe final farewell. . . . ///. /. ./


Love Birds/. . /. Project. /.

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

SO23 8SA

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, , . ./ /.