Here is an overview of the festival wall in progress. This was a great project to work on and the first time that I have ever painted dog portraits. The project was born after the Brighton Festival team wanted something inspired by this year’s guest director’s love of dogs. American artist, Laurie Anderson performed a concert for dogs during the festival and a competition was run by the festival for dog owners to have pictures of their dog painted. The project took ten days and in that time i received lots of great feedback as well as other dog owners trying to talk me in to adding ‘just one more dog’. You can see the completed mural on Kensington Street, Brighton.
Thanks to Ten of Swords and Rosanna for helping with a couple of the dogs and making the end of the mural come together. Thanks also to Brighton Festival, Healys for providing the wall, Facelift for the elevation and Graff City for their continuing support and swift paint delivery.
This weekend sees the opening of my first solo exhibition at the Art Schism gallery in Brighton’s North Laine area. The show is a reflection of the cartoon work that I have created in the past 9 years of being in Brighton.
The show, ‘Lost and Found’, is so called because during my time in Brighton I have discovered myself, made new friends that have influenced me and my work and have guided me in to being able to do what I love doing the most. Creating.
The show runs from the 7th until the 25th November.
It has new paintings, rediscovered images and a selection of prints and postcards.
The show also features a limited run of screen printed tee-shirts available from next week.
There shall be a showcase of the work on, this Friday evening the 14th November from 6pm until 9pm, at the Art Schism Gallery, 87 Gloucester Rd, Brighton, BN1 4AP.
I would like to thank the Darkstar Brewing Co. for their support at this event.
Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Been working on some boxes across Brighton for Mad Professor Vs Prince Fatty ‘DUB ATTACK’ No Protection – a night brought to you by In the Loop.
Heading down to Komedia Studio on the 24th October for this and it’s going to be BIG!
Get your tickets here. More on the door.
Prince Fatty –
Mad Professor –
I have this wordpress site, yet I never manage to upload anything. Despite the fact that I am constantly out painting. Ah, yeah. Right . I see the connection now. I need to get me a laptop…. Here are some walls and things that I’ve been painting recently. Enjoy.
BTC box. Jan 2014.
Brighton Tattoo Convention mural. The Hilton, Brighton.Text by REQ. Jan 2014.
Basquiat Canvas for the ICONS show. Feb 2014.
MCA canvas for ICONS show. Feb 2014.
Lizard tribute to the lovely Dee Linden. Feb 2014.
Whalefest mural at the Hilton. Box image not by me. Feb 2014.
Jimi Hendrix portrait for the ICONS show at Art Schism. Feb 2014.
Life drawing at the warehouse gallery. Trying out Japanese ink.. March 2014
Brighton Festival box. March 2014.
Spray paint workshop. March 2014
‘Neurons’ – For fun. Feb 2014.
Giraffy is not legal. For fun. 2014
Brighton Festival boxes. Sheep by Req on this image. Feb/March 2014
Marina studios, ‘Inspire’ mural. Dec 2013
Ice Cream Kiosk, Brighton Sea Front. March 2014
Last year Req and myself spent a month painting a large scale mural on the side of the Prince Albert pub. We were asked to paint a series of portraits depicting dead musicians and famous faces as a tribute to the pub landlord’s heroes.
This Friday we revisit this mural and host a show at Art Schism with new portraits on display and prints and postcards of the mural for sale.
The show runs for 2 weeks at Art Schism, but this Friday is the launch and we start at the gallery at 87 Gloucester Rd, Brighton from 5pm. Our good friends at the Darkstar Brewing Company have given us a keg of Hophead to enjoy. We then head to the Prince Albert for a little shindig and to see the short film that Snowstorm media made about the wall.
There will be music and live drawing and maybe even some portraits too.
We shall be at the Albert from just after 8pm and the film is being shown at half 8.
Come and join us. For more info visit the event page on Facebook.
In the club with SNUB-SINNA-MISHFIT
Collab with SNUB
A mere selection of the paint from Henxs. Much more was acquired…
This is just the bottled Sid brew. Darkside and Bright side was on offer. It was also on tap and then there were a couple of pallets of Budvar too.
Painting vans alongside Multi syndicate crew and NOL
L-R: SNUB – MISHFIT – SINNA ONE – EDO RATH – NOL
The whole shebang.
Paint and Beer 2013. Alongside Mishfit and Edo Rath.
JAKE. Just a taster of some of the immense graff peices.
Details from the DRIES / SINNA collab. Fat cap only.
Another awesome year at Paint and Beer and all in all it rocked.
With Sid on the amazing brew tip, Dries on the artist liaision with a loose ‘Street Art versus Graff’ theme ( It always seems like that anyway, with the artists segregated that way!), the whole day was brilliant fun and I met some sound peeps.
Painting massive walls and then later vans too, I ended up in the club at 4am and, to my delight, stumbled across these amazing Techno Gnomes having it on stage.
Thus enabling me to stay up and drink more fine beer and dance away the rest of the night. Brilliant!
I always love the Paint and Beer because it always inspires me to try out things that I wouldn’t normally do and I see an array of amazing styles.
Literally painting from the minute that I got there to the moment that I left, the event always does exactly what it says on the tin. Simple!
Thanks to all Friekens crew especially the one and only Dries and Sid ( and fam). Mega love and respect to the UK connection. Snub fam always in full effect.
Until next year.
This Friday 3rd May sees the launch of the new group show ‘Superstition’ at the Art Schism gallery on Gloucester rd, Brighton.
I have some new work on display. The preview is from 6.30pm until 9pm. I shall be live painting at the event. Event page here.
The White Rabbit gallery opposite shall be opening their doors for the first time on the night and also showing off the new juice bar they have opened with alcoholic juices up for grabs.
You can see a small mural that I have painted for them too.
The Superstition show at Art Schsim runs from 3rd until the 31st May.
I have been helping to run a co operative gallery shop project since December. The shop has just relaunched for the spring/summer and we shall be holding numerous events and shows in the next few months.
I also have some new work showing there and am offering spray paint tutorials over the Easter holidays.
Visit the Facebook event for details
Yup,yup,yup. It’s all over. I know. It comes, it goes. In a flash. Just like that.
I must apologise to anybody who comes to my blog for my images as I have been soooooo busy thru December that I didn’t get to post the last few Grafik Advents.
Here they are for you now… For the full set click here
Yes, yes. It’s back. The Grafik Advent hosted by me, Sinna One.
It’s flipping freezing out there at the moment, but has that stopped me?
My paint stained fingers have taking such a cold bashing in the last five days and they shall continue to do so until the advent is up. So here are the first few and expect to see more. Every day. Watch this space….