Another mini series in preparation for next years solo show in Portsmouth.. . . . /./ ..
‘Death’ / ‘More Death’ / ‘Dead’
Acrylic on Recycled frame stands// /
Everyday we are blasted with images of destruction, death and terror ./.. . yet our lives seem to be every unchanging and disconnected from what we are told.. . . /.
‘105 People Die Every Minute, I Take 15 Minutes Cleaning My Feet’ Collage and Acrylic on Plywood A4
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.. . . ././//.
This year me and my very good friend Leopold West started writing a short film. Initially intended as a 3min short for a competition about the idea of “boss” it quickly snow balled into a much bigger monster, Thankfully the competition was abandoned and so we were free to take as long as we wanted and to do what we wanted.. .. just the way i like it. We decided to stick with the premise of “boss” as we’d already had more than half the script down. Most of the filming was completed around spring but then a wave of chaos crashed into our tiny little world and we were forced to put the unfinished film on the back burner. At the end of this summer we managed to find a place and time to meet up and get the final shot. With this most important of shots successfully completed it gave a new burst of life and activity to the project… /. /. with Myself in Brighton ,Leopold in Southampton and our very talented sound engineer Joe Gilder at Boneyard audio in Guildford its a wonder this film has made it out at all.. . But it has.. ./. well nearly//. . with only a few more tweaks to add I am very pleased to be a part of this project and can’t wait to release the finished product.. . ///. In the mean time here is the trailer .. .. …/ . Enjoy Little One
A month or so ago i was destroyed by the inevitable seasonal virus despite my best hermitage attempts to stay cut off from the world it hit me.. .. really hit me./. …/. As with most distressing things in my life it spawns fantastic ideas.. .. and this is the latest .. ./ .
‘Tyrannosaurus Virus’ (2012) Acrylic and Spray paint on Plywood
Here if you wanna risk getting ill are some close ups.. . ./ //./.
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
For the first time in literary AGES i went out yesterday with a bucket of found paint and a hand full of brushes.. . ./. It felt so good to get out./// ./.
As your brain gives you a pep talk, Your stomach tell you the real truth. .. .. . . /./
‘My Stomach’ (2012)
Sold at The Lewis Elton Gallery , Surrey
Part of the recently closed exhibition at ‘the lewis elton gallery’ .. . .. . my stomach churns.. . . . /.
As with all of my work it is all reclaimed and recycled materials.. . ./. the frames for this series are made from old chair slats and the wood.. . well a few old painting had to be culled .. . … . /./.
‘Relics’ 37 cm x 38 cm ‘The Future’ 37 cm x 38 cm
‘Econo-Me Me Me’ A3
You don’t need me to explain.. . . you don’t even need me to tell you.. . . /.//./
‘The Sum Of All Evil’ 37 cm x 38 cm
‘Daily Heil’ 37 cm x 38 cm ‘Quids In’ 37 cm x 38 cm
Many apologies, trying to upload daily photos when you dont actually have internet can be testing.. . . . luckily all is now resolved heres TWO NEWs Papers. . . …. /.
‘Fear Deidre’ 37 cm x 38 cm ‘The Scum’ 37 cm x 38 cm
‘Captain Crunch’ 37 x 38 cm
Apologies my internet failed yesterday before i could post the 3rd installment of News Of The World.. . . . ./. so here’s two.. . / /.
‘The Liquid League’ Day 3 ‘Shortlisted’ Day 4
Do you ever walk by the news stand and wonder ‘How the fuck can they get away with this?’ Are you ever in a queue minding your own business and forced to conceive something utterly discussing? Do you ever think ‘Can this Actually be real?’ Do you wonder like me what it would be like without them?
We all know the deal with these ‘Newspapers’ they’re jam packed full of half truths, bare faced lies and propaganda in order to make you think and fell a certain way. So why do they still thrive? Why are trees getting cut down and pockets lined? We have the internet which throws the doors wide open to free press, objective opinions and the ability to cross reference, it seems totally redundant that these scum sheets are still being pushed in to our lives.
See them for what they really are, Each day i will release another hate filled fear mongering rag riddled with hypocrisy and contradiction.. . ./. Enjoy/ The News Of The World… . . /./.
‘The Sin’ 37 x 38 cm
A friend of mine had a close and strange encounter on the beaches of Brighton at 5am.. .. .. . . . . ////. .. /.
‘Who Are You? And What Are You Doing Here’ Acrylic on Reclaimed Plywood 72 cm x 84 cm
Apologies for the poor picture.. . … . . .//.
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.. . . /.
‘Butterflies’ Acrylic and Gloss on Plywood 50 x 50 cm approx
‘At that very moment i saw her it was impossible to control’
‘My Stomach’ Black ink on Paper 10 x 20 cm each approx
‘As your brain gives you a pep talk your stomach tells you the real truth’
‘Knots’ Acrylic on plywood 50 x 50 cm approx
‘And then i said something that made me vulnerable’
All three of these pieces are currently on show at the Lewis Elton Gallery in Guildford and available for sale as part of the ‘Everything Changes’ exhibition .. . …/. /
‘Dead Air Space’.. . …. . /./…//. . . As with all ‘Explosions’ this will be available in a limited edition print A3 limited to 100 £40.. . .//./.
See more editions available here.. . .https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.176505182446277.38311.176500152446780&type=3
Here is a collection of photos from the process of creating ‘Car Crash’ .. .. . By the looks of things i was better at taking photos at the start of the project.. . . … /./// .
Its been a long time coming but I’ve finally had the drive to finish this RAF themed explosion.. .. Due to be exhibited at The Tobacco Factory, Bristol… . //.
A proper scan will follow.. . . and prints will be available .. Limited to 100.. .. . /./. //
‘Dead Air Space’ A3 Explosion Drawing Black Ink on Distressed Card