Here is an overview of some of the work I have been doing in the last year. There are also some older sketches in there and some are collaborations. Some are commissioned and some are for fun. Enjoy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Woah, 2013 has been increasingly busy, what with the ART SCHISM gallery shop carrying on and numerous projects to kick off the year.
Here are some of the boxes that have shown up in Jan/Feb.
I still have a few of the Christmas ones to cover. If you have any requests for things that you would like to see on a box then please like and share my FB page and comment or message. Only cartoon ideas please. No Logos or marketing I’m afraid.
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….
I have done a few bits and bobs with Playgroup now. They are a Brighton based hub of all that is fun and flamboyant. They put on great parties and know a thing or two about great music. I’ve created artwork for both of their festivals in the last year, so when they opened up their pub, The Blind Tiger, in Brighton, I was asked to paint the wall on the side of it. The theme was set for White Night, an event in Brighton to mark the longest night, when the clocks go back. This years theme was Utopia, or in this case Dystopia. I decided to paint one of my favourite things, Robots and set it as the end of humanity by technology. Once the event was over I went and changed the speech bubble to show Sinbot with a flower.
Info for Playgroup and The BlindTiger here.
Dec 4th installment of the Grafik Advent. I had previously painted the background and a smaller bot stencil on this first box, however the stencil was far too small. I returned to add a slightly bigger stencil. The background is completely freehand and then I rocked out the freehand bot on the other box in about an 1hr whilst waiting for layers to dry.
In the past year and a half I have been involved in some of the biggest wall projects that I have ever done. It started in May 2010 with the event The Beautiful and the Canned 2, which was a highlight of 2010’s May Fringe Festival in Brighton and Hove. There were a number of large walls painted around the city by a selection of amazing spray paint and stencil artists. This event was lovingly and meticulously organised by Brighton’s own Guy Harris and Fay Mcdonald at WET PAINT PRODUCTIONS. The wall I was involved with, as seen above, was a collaboration with Brighton’s no.1 female spray artist, MISHFIT, London’s awesome character artist , INKFETISH, mural cartoonist, KEV MUNDAY and Leamington Spa’s super tech stencilist, DBO. With a special guest appearance by Holland’s (or Nolland) crazy graff cartoonist, NOL getting as high as he always gets ( he is a very tall guy!). This was assisted by Independent Scaffolding of Brighton
In August 2010, I single handedly painted the largest mural I had ever painted. The wall ( as seen above ) took a week to complete, up a scaffold and I probably went through around 50 tins of spray paint. Powered by the mighty KOBRA brand and once again supported and elevated by INDEPENDENT SCAFFOLDING of Brighton, the wall was commissioned by THE PROPERTY SHOP to promote a new business venture in to home repairs called ALL BUILDING TRADES. The image is the cut away of a house showing lots of building and repairs going on throughout.
This year has seen more large work go up ( see below ) and there are still a few more projects in the pipe line.