Posts tagged “urban art

Sad In The City.. . /. .// .

A new piece ready for ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’ .. /.

This was painted on a reclaimed printed cityscape.. / .I have no idea why people buy big photos of dirty city’s to cover there homes with, when i get home i want to escape the cityscape i live in./ .


Pigeon Party.. /./ .

Something new in the studio../. Fabric pigeons ready to be sewn on to all manor of things/../ ./ Watch this space../ . and keep an eye on this shop, they’ll be available soon. . /. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Pigeonnest

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Slate Mountain.././. ./

A new slate portrait commission just completed. . /. /

Three friends took an epic journey mountain biking and wanted to commemorate it with a Belbin portrait../ .

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Hope you like it Anth. . / //.


Brrrrrrrrrrrd Brains… /. /…. /

The weather has been particularly shit so far this Jan,,., So I’ve spent all day everyday indoors going mad making pigeons for a new show TBA .././. 86 so far.. /. ///.  Here’s the process ./ (missing the sawing and sanding ./ who wants to see that)

The original piece of wood was in fact huge though././.


Valentines Love birds./. /…/.

So tomorrow it will be two weeks until valentines day/. /.

And in the spirit of things I’m going to get all soppy and offer buy one get one free on ‘Love birds’../. Choose your own colors and objects and i will paint the perfect matching partner for free.. /. /.

13 cm x 13 cm – £15 incl post
20 cm x 20 cm – £20 incl post

You can contact me directly via jbelbin@live.co.uk or you can order straight away via my shop/  ./.

http://www.freewebstore.org/jakob-belbin-arts1/index.aspx?pageid=1056698

Here’s some of the ‘Love Birds’ Featured in my previous exhibition ‘FRAGMENTS’


FLIM .. / / . Time In A Fish Bowl. / ./

FLIM
A while back now i was contacted by a guy who saw my show ‘Everything Changes’ we got talking about art and music and the blending of the two. /./. His name was Giovanni and i later found out that both he and his band we based in Italy. /. After mutually falling in love with each others craft I ended up doing the artwork for their newest release/. / .FLIM – Time In A Fish Bowl.

Now this week they will be releasing a track for free off the upcoming album, Due date Feb2014./.
Now i urge you to go and give these guys a listen, not just because i’ve done the artwork but because they really are awesome./ ./.

https://www.facebook.com/Flimtriomusic

I look forward to more projects like this in the future. /


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A New Portfolio. . . /. ./. 2012-2014


Personal Hygiene .././. The Virus./.

This series started with a fascination of pixelated videos and photos.The idea behind the ‘Virus’ series it takes the effects a virus can have on a computer or program and translates that into human form, like the body has a glitch or error.

Clockwise from left:

‘Tyrannosaurus Virus’ 54 cm x 67 cm
‘Burley Whites’ 58 cm x 80 cm
‘Big Woe’ 42 cm x 56 cm
‘Mammouth’ 57 cm x 68 cm

Acrylic, Spray Paint and Posca on Plywood


I Want The One I Can’t Have./.. …/. And It’s Driving Me Mad.//…./.

2013-02-07 I Want The One I Can't Have

‘I Want The One I Can’t Have’
Acrylic and Spray Paint on Plywood         50 cm x 50 cm

Painted Last Year…/. Possibly The Most Important Painting Of My Life./…/.


Build a Bridge To Her. . /. / /// . . /.

It has been nearly a year since i last saw this piece and it was painted over a year ago./ / /.
Now it is back and the bridge is in perfect condition //. May it last forever/.

2012-12-13 Build A Bridge To Her
‘Build A Bridge To Her’ Acrylic on Plywood


Oh Christ. /.Mas. . ./ /.

Blogging wise it has been rather quite here in the build up to xmas, that’s because all of the paintings i was working on were in fact gifts and so obviously i couldn’t publish them. So here is a backlog of paintings. / /./.

The first wave was a fresh new batch of xmas pigeons, this time with a festive slant i have become only slightly obsessed by snow flakes. ./

The second wave of paintings was a set of portraits../. not something you’d associate with me.. and furthermore they were both painted on canvas./. another thing you would not associate with me. It s always a good thing to take my self out of my usual sphere of working, both of the canvases were still reclaimed and recycled and i feel like despite working from photographs i managed to inject plenty of Belbin hallmarks to the pieces.

And the final piece was, given the more soppy themes of my painting the most important as it was for my fiance .. . /
It was based a short story held close to her heart and a running theme though our long relationship ‘The Snow Goose’
2013-12-18 Fritha

‘Fritha’ Acrylic, Spray Paint and Posca on reclaimed hardboard and Plywood


Going Multinational.. / /. /.

After taking down the show FRAGMENTS./. /. .. I later found out the one of my simplest but most effective pieces hadn’t just been sold on the spot but had been taken all the way to New York City. / /./.  This made me very happy and my little fragments are slowly but surely making their way around the globe././ .Sweden, Italy, Israel and now America.. /. /. Come on Asia/./. so i can move there . /./.
(2012-11-10) Life Is Pain

‘Life Is Pain’  Only if you don’t learn from its trials../ . /. Acrylic on Reclaimed Dartboard Cupboard ./. SOLD


Christmas Pigeons. … / ./.

It’s that time of year again./. Christmas is creeping up fast and there’s lots of loved ones who need lots of loving gifts./ ../ So in the spirit of things i am offering Pigeons Of Your Own Design once more for Christmas././.. You can have anything, Santa hats, snowmen, Christmas jumpers, crowns, mistletoe, pigeon in a snow globe, Scrooge. Jesus..//. The Christmas list is endless and you don’t necessarily have to keep it Christmas themed/./ .  there’s plenty of other themes and ideas to be had/.

The pigeons on offer will be painted completely to your design including colors and themes. this year I’m offering a range of sizes and discounts for multiples ./.

10 x 10cm –  X1 = £11 incl post
10 x 10cm –  X2 = £18 incl post
10 x 10cm –  X3 = £24 incl post

20 x 20 cm – X1 = £21 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X2 = £28 incl post
20 x 20 cm – X3 = £33 incl post

You can order pigeons directly from my online store http://www.freewebstore.org/jakob-belbin-arts1 Or alternatively contact me personally at jbelbin@live.co.uk.
Below are some examples to wet your imagination./. /.


ART4AID.. . /. /. /

I have been invited to take part in this very important event././. And i am very pleased to be donating to this cause.././. Below are the pieces i have donated with no reserve!! ././. further below is the link to the facebook event where you can view all other works for sale and find out more about ART4AID././

‘Another Ticket’ Acrylic on Plywood 64 cm x 47 cm approx.
‘UNTITLED ‘ Pigeons x 2 pieces . 20 cm x 20 cm
Acrylic on Hardboard

https://www.facebook.com/events/179486242257430/


FRAGMENTS.. . ./ /. LOVE BIRDS. . //.

Above are photos of the …//. FRAGMENTS.. .\\\.\ Exhibition which opened 14th November 2013./. Before it filled up./
And below are some ‘poor’ photos of the LOVE BIRDS installation which a third of birds put out were returned and reunited on the night../.
A massive thank you to all who attended, helped, and returned birds on the night./. /x


Adventure Time!/. . /.

I did this explosion drawing a fair while ago now.. /. / But it has only just been homed././ It was for a good friend whose life quite frankly is crazy! this drawing takes in all the good things in his life spanning from mundane to the absolutely insane.. /.

‘Adventure Time’   Black and yellow ink on distressed paper A3

So loved was it../. he turned it into a phone case.. /.~
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The Love Birds.. ./. Have Been Split.. ./ /.

You’ve found me../. And I’m yours to keep../ …For free  ./ .

I’m sure that most of us when walking the streets pay very little attention to our immediate surroundings and the creatures 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 birds, in a way are much like you. They are somewhere they don’t want to be and they want to go home to the one they love. So if you’re the lucky one happen across one of these stray birds take them in and they will love you always,.. . /. /././ .

Go one step further, for each bird left on the street there is an equal and opposite waiting. Bring them to the show where their loved one awaits.. ./.

//  . // .. . ./. FRAGMENTS.\\..\\.\…\

Opens Thursday 14th November 2013 7pm – 9pm
Art Café, Jewry Street, Winchester

SO23 8SA


Prints and Pigeons. . . //. /. / /.

Heres a few pictures of just some of the goodies on show in .. / /. .FRAGMENTS..\.\.\

https://www.facebook.com/events/1426226090923455/?hc_location=stream


The Last Day Together. .. . . . /./. /. /

Tomorrow i am set to separate the love birds.. . potentially forever. /. It’s there last night together in the warmth./. They are saying their farewells and enjoying what time is left.
There’s every chance this won’t last forever../. there’s every chance they were meant to be together.. /. I hope those who find them feel the same.. /.

LovebirdsThe final farewell. . . . ///. /. ./


Love Birds/. . /. Project. /.

Love Birds Free Art Giveaway. /.

As part of the Solo Exhibition Fragments there will be a free art giveaway in the build-up to the show. This side project is based around the theme of the show that everything experienced remembered and observed is fragmented, everything that is can be said to be broken or fractured in some way or made up of different elements. And it is with that in mind that I have painted pairs of ‘Love Birds’ both of these creatures complement and complete each other  in a way that for most lovers is just a fantasy. But like everything I see that holds real beauty there is a drama and tragedy to that story and so for these birds it’s the same.

I plan to split up each couple and display them separately. One set of the love birds will be displayed in the warmth and safety of the Jewry street gallery and the other halves of the pigeons I will display around the streets of Winchester exposed to the elements and are destined to be given away for free. But there is hope for each couple, the birds left out in the cold of the urban landscape will hold this message../. .

You’ve found me../. And I’m yours to keep ../ …  For free  ./ ../

I’m sure that most of us when walking the streets pay very little attention to our immediate surroundings and the creatures 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 birds, in a way are much like you. They are somewhere they don’t want to be and they want to go home to the one they love. So if you’re the lucky one to happen across one of these stray birds take them in and they will love you always,.. . /. /././ .

Go one step further, for each bird left on the street there is an equal and opposite waiting. Bring them to the show where their loved one awaits.. ./.

//  . // .. . ./. FRAGMENTS.\\..\\.\…\

Opens Thursday 14th November 2013 7pm – 9pm
Art Café, Jewry Street, Winchester

SO23 8SA

The finder will be invited to bring their pigeon to the show on opening night and reunite it with its partner. The pigeons on display at the gallery will be available for sale if the finder wishes to reunite them for good. Other people will be able to buy the pigeons on display even if they have not found the partner but finders will have priority over any bidders.

It is my hope that all the pigeons will find their way back to the show and all the couples will be reunited, once reunited if bought, the finders will be invited to leave the corresponding pigeons with their partners until the end of the show at which point both will be sent to their new home. Through doing this I hope to highlight that when in this fragmented world two pieces fit together it is the most important thing to keep them together. In this drama of being separated, once reunited the pigeons bond and the owners resolve to keep them together will be solidified.

A hand full more birds set to be separated in Winchester.. /. Lets hope they find their way back together, , . ./ /.


Pigeon. /. . Competition. /. Time!

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Blue (2)

Two pigeons are up for grabs,./ .and all you have to do is Share this event… /. Invite Friends .. /.And post on the event wall letting me know ../. I will draw two names from a hat on Sunday 10th to announce the winners… / .. Good Luck and hope to see you there. . / x

https://www.facebook.com/events/1426226090923455/?ref=22


Sneak Preview Of Things To Come ../ /./ .FRAGMENTS ..\\ .\.

 

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Pre sketch of the window display for FRAGMENTS Love Birds Give Away. . ././ . More info soon . . / ./..

See event page here for comprehensive updates. . /.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1426226090923455/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular


Jewry Street Birds.. .. . .///. ../ .

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./


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Opening A Month From Now.. . . / /./.

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