Another mini series in preparation for next years solo show in Portsmouth.. . . . /./ ..
‘Death’ / ‘More Death’ / ‘Dead’
Acrylic on Recycled frame stands// /
Portsmouth Creative Movement (PCM) present
A big Free Art street exhibition and giveaway in Portsmouth UK
sunday 8th April (Easter sunday) from 12pm
I will be displaying/giving away 6 lovely slates.. . … /.
Pigeon Slates. . .. /.
Morrison Collection.. . …/.
Get Down And Get Some Free Art.. . . Literally hundreds of amazing artists involved
This Easter Sunday there’s going to be a free exhibition in Portsmouth not only is the exhibition free but everything.. .. Everything on display will be free to take away with you. I am really pleased to be a part of this, So many people want original artwork on their walls but most feel it is too expensive to buy or like so many pieces it is just viciously overpriced. There will be 100s of pieces on display from 100s of fantastic artists. So if you’ve always wanted to collect some original art this is the time and place to do it, you may just find your favourite artist of all time. .. …. / . /.
Details here . …. . / . https://www.facebook.com/events/178234632294421/
Here is what i will be contributing, three impressions of Jim Morrison’s mug shots .. .. . /
‘Morrison 1963’ ‘Morrison 1967’ ‘Morrison 1970’
I will be painting live here tonight and the resulting piece will be auction off the same night along side some other very exciting residents of Portsmouth Creative Movement .. . .. .. .. Share The Love. . ❤
A few weeks ago i had to travel to Portsmouth at my own expense, waste a whole day waiting around in an awful tower block of offices just for the privilege of getting fired. It wasn’t the getting fired that really got me because i truly loathed the job i was in, and so despite the set backs it has since caused i was relieved. What did get me, was when i was sat on their perfect faux leather sofa, hundreds of feet up, in an air conditioned box, surrounded by meaningless pieces of ‘art’ behind frames probably more expensive than the piece itself was the people that inhabit this space and what this space meant.
The droids walk back and forth these halls all day chatting figures or gossiping about their colleagues completely oblivious to their surroundings, the ‘art’ on the walls, it means nothing it barley serves as decoration because its more about what is says, the frame and most importantly the price. All of these pieces of art hidden away just covering up blank spaces because it presents an image of human feeling and success. What i presents to me is a vast flavourless void in which the word art is soiled. The people who bought this ‘art’ probably flicked through a catalogue pointed their finger and quoted numbers to their secretary, Where is the humanity there? And the people who produced it? They most likely did the same thing, flicked through a bunch of pictures from corporate artists pointed at the ‘best ones’ and quoted the numbers to another secretary who sent them off the get mass produced and sold to anyone empty enough to want to purchase them.
The word art seems to mean nothing to most of these people but ironically most of these people are the only ones who can afford real art, it begs the question to stay true and unsuccessful or false and successful? .. .. … . .. … . . . . . … I’m pretty sure i know the answer.
‘Corporate Arse’ Acrylic and Collage on Crate lid behind Perspex