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. .. / ./ .
Regulars to my blog would have noted that last Upfest i also painted at the notorious Rock & Bowl hostel, Every Upfest they open up their doors and invite artists from around the world to leave their mark at the hostel. Last year i was honored to be offered a space of my own and leapt on the opportunity https://jakobbelbin.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/rock-n-bowl/ Though this year i was not staying at the hostel, their winsome manager “Matty B” extended the same offer to me once more. This time round i was a year older and had a partner in crime so i went for something completely different and chose a completely different space under the recommendation of Matty B. Its the only dark wall in the hostel and is the entrance to the smoking area. . / ./. These devastating beauty’s are 8 feet tall and were painted in about 2-3hours . /.// // …./ .
Painted using Spray Paint, Acrylic and Poscas
The Crab and Japanese were crafted by Frin.. ./. Translation “They’re So Pretty!”
This weekend it was Upfest 2013, last year i traveled alone and met a great bunch of people and I had an amazing time. This year was different, I had a partner in crime and this years festival was all the better for it, we met more fantastic people, created and absorbed some amazing art and drank a lot of drink. /. / . ///. She also contributed on both pieces by writing all the Japanese for me. /. Theres so many pictures so first im just going to show you the piece i did for the festival../.
This piece was created in 3hours using Spray Paint, Acrylic and Poscas.. / /. 6ft x 8ft Plywood
“Suicide Bombers: The Lovers”
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
‘Re-Tar-DEAD’ Acrylic on reclaimed plywood
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
During the summer of last year i relocated to Brighton and was technically homeless for three months .. /. /.i spent the three months on a sofa of a one bedroom flat, not that i’m not grateful for the sacrifices made but it as a very testing period and one littered with conflicting thoughts and feelings.. . //. This was ‘The Hive’
Acrylic and Posca on Hardboard A3
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’
This is probably one of the most important paintings i will do this year and i didn’t even realize it till it was done.. . . //..
Painted on my favorite materials on old crate lid from japan left over from when i lived in Romsey.
‘Piece By Piece I Will Give My Love Away Until There Is Nothing Left’
Acrylic,spray and Posca on Crate Lid 80 cm x 120 approx
Teaser for my latest Big piece.. .. .. ../. /. This painting really means a lot to me.. . ….///.
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.
The change of season is finally starting to have noticeable effect./. the sun is out and the grass seems greener and it reminds me of a painting i revised a few months ago which you’ve not seen yet….. .. // I went through a bit of a phase of chopping up all those awful paintings i did and making them into something much more interesting so with the change of season in mind and the change of old paintings here is ‘Fall’ revised …. . . /.
‘Fall’ revised Acrylic on Hardboard
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/