As it was announced yesterday i have a new exhibition opening 14th of November../ The exhibition is called ‘Fragments’ and as part of the show i will be dropping pigeons all around Winchester for free!!!./ .. ./ Here is the first wave of pigeons./
I am very pleased to announce that i will be taking part in a group show this September to raise money for homeless dogs. I am also humbled to be held in such high esteem being invited to exhibit along side some of Brighton’s biggest players, having only lived here its a real honor to be included in the list of exhibitors.
You can find out more details about the show here for which i will be donating existing art works and creating an original piece.
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!”
It seems that recently my main out put has been pigeons…/ it certainly feels like that, But behind the scenes i have been working on so many pieces which are intended for next years exhibitions i just can’t show you them yet.. /. So here are all of the Christmas Pigeons that i have been working on this month. / ./
I am still offering xmas prices until the new year.. .. /. http://www.freewebstore.org/Jakob-Belbin-Arts1/-Pigeons_Of_Your_Own_Design/p1056705_4868163.aspx
After lovingly caring and restoring this cabinet i found for days.. /. /. I went and ruined/improved it by taking a hammer and a knife to it.. / ./ . Can’t wait for this piece to be finished.. /. /.
While walking the streets of Brighton i stumbled once again on a little gem just being thrown out.. . ///.
After spending 4 days lovingly restoring this little cabinet… . . /. One coat of primer, one coat of cream, one coat of white, three coats of black and one coat of varnish im about to ruin all of that and trash this cabinet with a hammer and set of cooking knives.. /./. Watch this space for the progress . .///.
He’s something to balance out the niceties of the last post… /. This piece has been painted on an old dart board box, the box itself is as you would expect covered in misfired shots and dart holes. I found it on one my travels the other week and it seemed like the perfect surface for this idea i had sitting in my sketch book for far too long…/..
‘Life Is Pain’ 50 cm x 50 cm Acrylic on Dartboard Box
Photos from a recent commission.. /. Unfortunately i was not good enough to take photos of the whole process so you’ll just have to make do with close ups of the finished product../.
This painting is unlike pretty much all of my works as its a bit more focused on creating the realism of the cat and mouse but i was a piece i thoroughly enjoyed and very much in love with.. ..//. its a shame (for me) that it already has a loving home to go to.. . /.
‘Cat and Mouse’ 48 cm x 48 cm Acrylic and Spray on Plywood
This revisit i didnt go so crazy with the circular saw but i did pretty much completely re paint the entire thing.. ./. / Here it is any way ‘Number Numbers Numbers Sixohthree revised’
Before.. .. .Feb 11 Present.. . /. /. Oct 12
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.. . . .. / ./
Free Art Friday
I’m sure that most of us when walking the streets pay very little attention to our immediate surroundings and the creatures that we share it with. Most of it gets swept past our eyes and shoved off the pavement as we rush to be somewhere we most likely don’t want to be. These free art birds, in a way are much like you. They are somewhere they don’t want to be too, they also want to go home. So if you happen across one of these stray birds, take them in and they will love you always.. .. ../ .. /.//./ . Find out more on https://www.facebook.com/FreeArtFriday
These little guys went out last week. . . . /./.
A few posts ago regulars would recall the ‘Birds In Black Frames’ post.. . .at the time i could only post a few of them as i was still without a camera and i still am.. . . ././. luckily i have very helpful friends. .. /. .heres the rest of those lovely birds you so often walk by.. . . .. /./. /
‘Christ’ ‘Just Another’ ‘Nesting Mother’
All acrylic on hardboard in recycled canvas frames
All of the ‘Birds In Black Frames’ are available via The Jewry Street Gallery , Winchester… ./ . /
Though it didn’t necessarily fall on a Friday this week i decided to postpone the free art drops one day and release some birds with a gay twist.. . ../. i hope those who found them took them in to a loving home and didn’t treat them any differently o.O .. . …. .. ../. ./ .
And that’s where i left them. .. . ././ .
Getting prepared to release these birds unto the streets of Brighton.. . …. /./ /. Free Art Friday.. . ./.
This is slightly off topic but Bjork has played a huge part in the making of my work and is without doubt one of the most important artists of our lifetime… . .. ..
I’ve entered this competition .. . you have to create a Bjork album cover using no digital aspects, which is right up my street.. . .. … . do please, please vote for it.. . . . so i can see Bjork in Denmrk.. .. Much Love.. ./// . /. Jakob. . /. /.
Created by manipulating and painting the doll, in front of a hand painted background. And then setting a fire underneath the lens to create the smoke.. . . /. /.
For this piece i have steered away from any particular theme or point by choosing a dull but inevitable part of everyone’s lives and focused completely on the aesthetic qualities.. . . .. here is Fig.I through the motions .. .. .. .. . so far.. /.
Acrylic on Salvaged Plywood 62 x 88 cm