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.. . . /.
‘Butterflies’ Acrylic and Gloss on Plywood 50 x 50 cm approx
‘At that very moment i saw her it was impossible to control’
‘My Stomach’ Black ink on Paper 10 x 20 cm each approx
‘As your brain gives you a pep talk your stomach tells you the real truth’
‘Knots’ Acrylic on plywood 50 x 50 cm approx
‘And then i said something that made me vulnerable’
All three of these pieces are currently on show at the Lewis Elton Gallery in Guildford and available for sale as part of the ‘Everything Changes’ exhibition .. . …/. /
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.. ./// ./
Here is a collection of photos from the process of creating ‘Car Crash’ .. .. . By the looks of things i was better at taking photos at the start of the project.. . . … /./// .
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
‘The Book Of Love’ Acrylic, Blood And Book Pages on Plywood 48 x 107 cm
‘CTRL ALT DELETE’ Acrylic on Board
While you sleep you can’t escape your mind. . … / .
‘Exhibit I’ Acrylic on Record Sleeve
Those following this blog would possibly remember this post.. . … . .https://jakobbelbin.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/im-so-sorry-miss-li/
I have covered the subject many times now.. . .but i have once again been unable to resist returning to what could be the most beautiful thing i’ve ever seen.. .. .Once again i say ‘I’m So Sorry Miss Li’
‘I’m So Sorry Miss Li’ Diptych Acrylic on Reclaimed Crates 148 x 114 cm (in total)
It is exactly two weeks away from opening night of ‘Broken People Together’ my first solo show of the year.. . so to get your mouths watering here are some close ups of a painting which has not been seen yet. . . .. . it will debut at the show . .. .. Jewry St Gallery, Jewry Street, Winchester on march 15th. . .././.
You can join the event and keep up to date here. . .. . https://www.facebook.com/events/342849759082327/
This Valentines just gone i painted at a fund raiser for flood victims of the Philippines along side three other incredible artists, the resulting pieces were auctioned off to send aid.. . . … . .
Tropical Storm Washi devastated the Philippines on December 16 and 17, 2011. The storm was not powerful in the traditional sense—it’s winds never surpassed 55 knots (100 kilometers per hour or 63 miles per hour) and it lacked the organization of an intense typhoon or hurricane. Nonetheless, Washi unleashed extremely heavy rain on northwest Mindanao and the resulting floods left hundreds dead or missing. Tropical storm Washi brought heavy rains, overflowing rivers and flash floods to the southern Philippines from December 16 to 18, sweeping away whole villages built on sandbars and riverbanks.
More than 376,000 people were displaced by the storm and almost 55,000 are still huddled in crowded makeshift evacuation centres.
‘Love Mindanao’ Acrylic on Reclaimed Plywood
The event was a tremendous success and total figures are not yet in but i’m sure there going to be good!
More of these event please. . . …. . . . . . / . / .
‘Broken People Together’
An Urban Expressive Exhibition by Jakob Belbin. .. … .
Private View 7-9pm.. . / . /…. . . / .
Solo Exhibition.. .. …. . /.
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If you know someone who you think will also appreciate the work then invite them along… . …. . .. / . I hope to see you all there .. … / . /.
‘Try Talk To Her’ Acrylic on Reclaimed Crate 85 x 75 cm
This week i have been exceptionally busy working on explosion drawings but I’ve also managed to squeeze this piece in and will be getting ready to submit it to ‘Retracing the Unsinkable’ Southampton City Art Gallery’s Open Exhibition 2012 Remembering the Titanic .. . …. .. .. . .. ./ . . /.
’Please Don’t Leave’ 100 x 100 cm Acrylic and Fragile Tape on Plywood
Wish me luck.. . …. . . . / . /.
As a painter who’s main work steers away from painting faces and giving the characters identities i do seem to be getting an awful lot of requests to do portraits and faces.. . .. .. / . / .
Here is the latest commission in progress, It will eventually be a portrait (sort of) of Patrick Bateman (American Psycho – Christian Bale)
“My pain is constant and sharp, And i do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape “
Another endurance test from which i cannot escape .. .. …. .. . / .
Liberating isn’t it? Comforting also… .. .. . Be aware of and take pleasure in your own mortality it will help you to do things you never thought you would.
Any wrong doings you’ve witnessed.. . …. . . Don’t worry they’ll get their comeuppance and die too.
Everything paid for and recycled in one swift motion.
‘Fig I’ (Memento Mori) Acrylic and Gloss on reclaimed Mirror Frame
Get a little closer.. . .. ..
I long for peace and contentment but it always changes. . … . .
‘I Can Fell It’ Acrylic on Card Record Sleeves
A woman named only as ‘Miss Li’ was broadcast all over the world and immortalised forever because of a series of incredible events and people. Dressed in her wedding gown, 22 year-old college student Miss Li, sat crying on the window ledge of her apartment, a building in Changchun city this may. She was threatening to jump out of the seventh-floor window in Northeast China after her fiancé ended their relationship days before their wedding,saying she could not live with the fact that her fiancé had left her and married another woman just days before their wedding. Police called the distressed bride-to-be’s mother and other relatives after she dropped her bag containing her mobile phone from the building. While the streets were flooding with people and all cameras were pointed at her on the worst moment of her life, she made the decision to end it there and leaped from the ledge.. . .
But, She was grabbed by community officer Guo Zhongfan who was trying to coax her down from inside the apartment, He held her by her neck and arms as she dangled above the street as the terrified onlookers could do little else but hold their breath. Amazingly Miss Li was pulled to safty with the aid of another man in the apartment below.
This truly incredible story, the images and emotions that go with it will stay with me forever…. Such delicate feelings trampled, such heroic bravery displayed and such incredible selfishness and lack of foresight . . . .an utterly utterly desperate state of affairs… . … . . . /.
‘Study Of Miss Li’ Acrylic and Labels on Card
Policemen and relatives were unable to contact Li’s former fiancé by phone.. .. . .. . . /
We’re saturated in it, everywhere you look everything you hear. .. .. . . … . .. but some people still walk away to see another day. . .. . .
‘Bomb Blast’ Acrylic on boards
Ever been mugged? Ever seen a mugging? I wonder what we’d do…. . . .. . . . . .. . … . .. …
‘Everybody Walks Away’ Acrylic on framed boards
I absolutely despair at computers .. . … . .. . . . .
‘Introspectator’ Acrylic on board