Posts tagged “Paint

Courting a new art form. . /./.

Glitch Courtesan WATERMARKSince i exchanged the brush for the pen my work has changed so dramatically, while it still holds the hallmarks of my fine art, it has grown into a completely different monster. . /./.

‘Courtesan /./. GLitch’

 


Franz’s Many Heads Left Scattered On The Beach.. . . ./// ./

Today i took a walk along Brighton beach with a bag of heads.. ././. . ../. Though i felt a bit bad for leaving them there, i didnt think they’d last long and at the very least they’d be returned to a natural origin.. / ./. So my conscience wasn’t too heavy i left with a couple of buckets of beach rubbish,  leaving the beach better than i found it.,. . ..// .

These slate paintings were painted over two years ago, from a series of photographs i took at a small intimate gig at the Bargate Monument in Southampton. The head in question was that of Franz Nicolay.. . /. Good bye Nicolay. /.


News Papers Make Me Sad.. . /./.

Free art drops today in Brighton.. . …/./.


Should’ve Made Nine On Reflection. . . . /. /.

 

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Nine Tattoo studio in Brighton were gracious enough to place my birds center stage.. /. Not to mention the amazing work that goes on here. / //. /


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’./.


A New Glitch. ../ ./.

Recently i have made a conscious decision to change the way i paint.// ./ It may just be a phase it might take over everything.. /./

‘Old Crows’ 2014  Acrylic, Spray Paint on Whiteboard and Slate.

All found in the street.


Well It Was My Intention.. /./.

Well it was my intention today to post some photos of new paintings from 2014./.. ./. But all of them are at my current show ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’ .././ You’ll have to wait until April 22nd . . . ..//. Here’s what i’m currently working on instead . ./ . /

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‘Old Crows’  Slate and Acrylic ob White Board. /. In Progress./

 


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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Sad In The City.. . /. .// .

A new piece ready for ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’ .. /.

This was painted on a reclaimed printed cityscape.. / .I have no idea why people buy big photos of dirty city’s to cover there homes with, when i get home i want to escape the cityscape i live in./ .


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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Slate Mountain.././. ./

A new slate portrait commission just completed. . /. /

Three friends took an epic journey mountain biking and wanted to commemorate it with a Belbin portrait../ .

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Hope you like it Anth. . / //.


Brrrrrrrrrrrd Brains… /. /…. /

The weather has been particularly shit so far this Jan,,., So I’ve spent all day everyday indoors going mad making pigeons for a new show TBA .././. 86 so far.. /. ///.  Here’s the process ./ (missing the sawing and sanding ./ who wants to see that)

The original piece of wood was in fact huge though././.


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’


FLIM .. / / . Time In A Fish Bowl. / ./

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A while back now i was contacted by a guy who saw my show ‘Everything Changes’ we got talking about art and music and the blending of the two. /./. His name was Giovanni and i later found out that both he and his band we based in Italy. /. After mutually falling in love with each others craft I ended up doing the artwork for their newest release/. / .FLIM – Time In A Fish Bowl.

Now this week they will be releasing a track for free off the upcoming album, Due date Feb2014./.
Now i urge you to go and give these guys a listen, not just because i’ve done the artwork but because they really are awesome./ ./.

https://www.facebook.com/Flimtriomusic

I look forward to more projects like this in the future. /


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A New Portfolio. . . /. ./. 2012-2014


Personal Hygiene .././. The Virus./.

This series started with a fascination of pixelated videos and photos.The idea behind the ‘Virus’ series it takes the effects a virus can have on a computer or program and translates that into human form, like the body has a glitch or error.

Clockwise from left:

‘Tyrannosaurus Virus’ 54 cm x 67 cm
‘Burley Whites’ 58 cm x 80 cm
‘Big Woe’ 42 cm x 56 cm
‘Mammouth’ 57 cm x 68 cm

Acrylic, Spray Paint and Posca on Plywood


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./…/.