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Girls And Boys. ./ . Old And New.,/.When We Grow Up And Move On. .. . .///.

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Girls and Boys Grow Old.././. Brighton 2015

Obsessive followers would have noted of late most of my works of the past year are based around the art of tattoo and graphic design. Many artists go through dramatic changes as their lives influence their decisions and their work. I am one such example../.

I have recently started work as a tattoo apprentice at Black Sails Tattoo Brighton, because of this i am finding less and less time for painting and creating Fine Art, it also means i have less and less space for my previous works and my new work expands and takes over i must make room for such changes. I have always been an advocate of free art, street exhibitions and vandalism, In a fond farewell to some of my earliest “serious” art works i found the perfect place to wave goodbye and grow a little… .. ././. Here’s to always moving forward./ .


Courting a new art form. . /./.

Glitch Courtesan WATERMARKSince i exchanged the brush for the pen my work has changed so dramatically, while it still holds the hallmarks of my fine art, it has grown into a completely different monster. . /./.

‘Courtesan /./. GLitch’

 


‘A Christmas Carol’/ / /.. ./ .

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The finished product. . ./../ The newest piece of fine art i have created for quite some time./ (i’ve been busy designing tattoos) and for those veteran followers it will come as a surprise that it is in fact a celebration of Christmas. ./. I’m clearly softening up.

‘A Christmas Carol’
Black and Red Ink on Distressed Paper
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20/11/2014

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Not forgetting those not so friendly with Christmas http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141457845819?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

 

 

 


SLEIGH BELLS RINGING ALREADY!?!

It’s been a hell of a while since i was working on a new explosion../../ But here it is kids.. /. Ready in time for Christmas, A new limited edition Christmas Explosion Drawing. . /.//.

Through the stages so far.. /.

Black Ink on Distressed Paper


Franz’s Many Heads Left Scattered On The Beach.. . . ./// ./

Today i took a walk along Brighton beach with a bag of heads.. ././. . ../. Though i felt a bit bad for leaving them there, i didnt think they’d last long and at the very least they’d be returned to a natural origin.. / ./. So my conscience wasn’t too heavy i left with a couple of buckets of beach rubbish,  leaving the beach better than i found it.,. . ..// .

These slate paintings were painted over two years ago, from a series of photographs i took at a small intimate gig at the Bargate Monument in Southampton. The head in question was that of Franz Nicolay.. . /. Good bye Nicolay. /.


Koi Blimey!!?. . . ////.

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Glitch Koi (small)

Expanding on the ideas of bringing classic Japanese tattoo bang up to date/.. Glitt—-chE/D KOI F¦¦¦s+.. /.


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Flower Fringe.. ./ ./ .

Glitch Geisha (small)


N000+H |\/|. ..@Ask. / .

Glitch Noh (small)

Noh Mask Glitch Tattoo Design.. ./. A3 Ink on Card


News Papers Make Me Sad.. . /./.

Free art drops today in Brighton.. . …/./.


Primeval Sketch.. /. /.

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A recent commission for a good bunch of guys, The guys in question are a local Punk band called Primeval Soup, who as well as preaching against wrong doings in the world and standing up for what they believe in they actually fight it.. ./. Raising money for charity, hunt sabotaging and boycotting . ../. This art work is designed to couple with a track focusing on animal rights, and whilst i am a vegetarian myself i’ve never had the guts to take it as far as these guys.. ./ . More to come. /.


The Monsters That Come From My Chest.. . .. /. /.

Chest infections can be brutal. . . ./. Thats why I’ve made these images so brutal.
When I’m ill  the biggest pain is not being able to work, draw or paint. . //.


Should’ve Made Nine On Reflection. . . . /. /.

 

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Nine Tattoo studio in Brighton were gracious enough to place my birds center stage.. /. Not to mention the amazing work that goes on here. / //. /


…/ . SWwwWWan. /G-lllllIIItcHHH. /

Glitch Swan


Out of internet../ . Not out of action.. . /.

Brighton 2014 Free Art Exhibition
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You may remember, if you are a regular follower, the 100 pigeons exhibited in my last show ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’
Last week i set them free in Brighton, sadly but consciously in their most inhabited environment, The window ledges of empty buildings.. . ./.

They lasted two days. .. ./. I hope they are loved. . /.
Acrylic on reclaimed plywood.


Life. . /In Little Pieces. . . . ././.

The more i practice for the art of Tattoo the more my half finished ideas of art and expression slip away, today i sought to rekindle one such project, changing the pen for the brush to take on an old adversary

In 2012 i started a series entitled ‘Life In Little Pieces’.
The idea was to create a wall of 12 ‘saints’ all of which have had their place in my life past and future. essentially they are all self portraits  /. They would be exhibited in a row, like the imposing art in a christian church, but take on a more gothic and self reflecting tone. Rather than these idols that celebrate the idea of virtue and sacrifice i wanted to focus on the parts of humanity which we might not want to fully admit, misdeed, alienation, heartbreak and ultimately, mortality.

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Today’s two new additions means that there is only one more step to complete this long forgotten project././ The hardest step ‘Passing The Seed’./.


ERROR. . //.

Couple of new bits im working on as i dont have a camera to take photos of paintings .. / / /./.

 

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A New Glitch. ../ ./.

Recently i have made a conscious decision to change the way i paint.// ./ It may just be a phase it might take over everything.. /./

‘Old Crows’ 2014  Acrylic, Spray Paint on Whiteboard and Slate.

All found in the street.


All Those Prints Scattered. ./. /. /.

For the show fragments i put together a series of prints././  The ideas follow on from my “Virus” series where i became obsessed by pixelated images. I followed on with the same concept of fusing pixels with organic objects, this time using animals as my ‘host’. These images  were created using computer manipulated ink drawings./ ./.


Well It Was My Intention.. /./.

Well it was my intention today to post some photos of new paintings from 2014./.. ./. But all of them are at my current show ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’ .././ You’ll have to wait until April 22nd . . . ..//. Here’s what i’m currently working on instead . ./ . /

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‘Old Crows’  Slate and Acrylic ob White Board. /. In Progress./

 


Pigeons. ./ That Peck At The Sidelines. .//.

Just some of the birds on display in ‘Pecking At The Sidelines’


Pecking At The Sidelines. / ././/. /

There’s been a few hitches and and a few spelling mistakes.. /. But Pecking At The Side Lines is up for a month. /./ 90 pigeons later./. and a whole bunch of new prints and paintings its definitely my most happy show to date./. Whats wrong with me. >?

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Heres a few pictures around the show… / / Incl the wall of pigeons/


Kokeshi City. . ././/. .

And heres another. ./ ‘Kokeshi City’ Both pieces are being displayed at the Painting Pottery Cafe Gallery, Brighton until the 4th of April 2014. Both pieces are currently for sale. Message for further details./ ./

Apologies for the abysmal photos . /.

Acrylic and posca on reclaimed canvas print.. / .


Pecking At The Sidelines. . ././. ./

I have a new show opening tomorrow at the lovely Painting Pottery Cafe Gallery, North Laine, Brighton. ./. ./
I quite excited for this show as it has a lot of new unseen pieces in and 100 original pigeons on display.. /./. Its set to be my most colorful show to date!
The show will run for a month../ . Private view TBC

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Empty Stomach. ./ ./…/ .

Only 2 days left.. .. / ./
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