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
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
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
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../ .
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
This is one of the posters for my first solo show of 2013../../ I do hope you can make it../
I have been a bit rubbish at posting in the past few weeks and im only just starting to get on top of it all…/ . ///
This March i am part of an incredible exhibition put on by I LOVE ART UK. It brings together 13 women and 13 men from all artistic walks to celebrate the similarities and differences we all share and it co insides with international women’s day. It is going to be one of the more beautiful venues i’ve had my work displayed in and one of the most diverse group shows i’ve ever been part of, But don’t take my word for it look for your self…….. ././. Each week two new artist get announced so theres plenty more to come still… . ./.
Check out the current releases here… /. https://www.facebook.com/ILOVEARTUK/photos_albums
Each Artist is creating a solely original piece for the show, which will be for sale and also available in a limited run of prints…//.
Here are some very poor shots of my most recent exhibition which has now closed. .. . . .//.
However there is one that has just opened in Winchester.. ./ .
Just spent all morning updating this in time for lots of xmas offers.. . .///.. Go and take a look 🙂
Design your own pigeon or Explosion… .. ../
After dropping my free art pigeons this year for Gay Pride i received a message expressing the heart break of not being able to collect one.. so this little guy was commissioned for the very reasonable price of £15 .././
All December for a low budget and independent xmas gift i will be offering pigeons of your design at the same price Inc post. All pigeons will be painted on recycled and reclaimed materials and and the set size of 20 cm x 20 cm.. . /./
Well Brighton has been rubbing off on me… /. and recently i have been working on a new Mods and Rockers themed Explosion../. //. here’s just a teaser, but the finished product is going to be a lot more extravagant.. . . /.//.
I have recently put up a last minute exhibition at the newly opened Brighton Arts Club.. ./. it only lasts for another week and a half so be quick kids.. /. i hope you enjoy. .. ..
‘These Things Happen’
Today has been a very good day dropping off new pieces to Brighton Arts Club and having a meeting with 13 Women, debuting in March 2013 so it seems odd that i should post this today… . /. But it was done a couple of days ago and it slots in nicely with yesterdays posts so enjoy.. . . ././//.
As it turns out messing around in the digital realm is’nt all that bad.. . . / /. I still prefer paint,pens and pencils though. These will soon be available as prints.. . . /. More pixel prints to come.. .. /.
I’m not really one for digital print making but last night i had a little dabble. This isn’t very original nor is it particularly clever, But it does get the point across quite well.. . …/.
Trust me i have been extremely busy in the studio. . . ./. I have over 20 new paintings to be released but i don’t have a decent enough camera to do them any justice… . /.//. This is so frustrating .. .. /.
This free art friday i’ve got something on a little larger scale.. . . . /./. 100 sons of gadgets to go on to the streets of Brighton today.. . . .. / ./
I may not be able to take photographs.. . but i can scan!
This is an explosion a did a while back but haven’t been able to release it until now,.. .. . .. ././. It’s all about a very good friend of mine… .. His life is like a movie.. . . /./
‘Moz’ Black Ink on Envelope A3
I have cut a bunch of prices and there is also some new pieces up .. .. . / / . ./. /.
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.. . . /.
The whole opening weekend of ‘Everything Changes’ was an absolute blast.. .. i got 5 metres worth of drawing done which i will get pics of soon and a video in the near future.. . .. .and the entire show was very well received so much so it has been extended from Aug 2nd to Sept 8th so for those of you who have missed it you now have two months to catch it.. . . . . . /. /. Pictures from opening weekend .. . . Thank you to all who made this show possible .././
Those committed followers out there im sure are more then aware now that my solo show at the Lewis Elton Gallery, Guildford opens on Saturday.. . . Tomorrow i will be hanging all the pieces and turning what is otherwise a rather conservative space into a reflection of my world.. .. . I do hope to see most of you there over the weekend or on the private view which is Monday 16th 6-8pm.. . . ./.. But until then here is a little sneak at two paintings which have not yet been shown.. .. . you will have to come to the show to see them in full .. . .. . .. . . . . .././. ../. or wait until the show is over./