There are so many people out there that paint amazing things and love what they do. I have full respect for those that continue to do what they love even when there is so much hate and disrespect and unwitting hypocrisy thrown their way.
This mornings offering is based on a tortoise ping pong table that i painted at Boomtown fair last week ( pics to follow).
I wanted to paint a tortoise again and then include a pun. Here’s what I came up with..
So once again we are flying through the year and not much is getting updated on this site. But that’s not to say that I haven’t been painting much.
After May I wound it down a little as I had been painting sheep ( on walls and boxes, not painting on sheep!) for Brighton Festival and creating a lot of stencil work. When that was over I wanted to paint something different.
Then HR GIGER died and I decided to paint a tribute on the side of the Art Schism shop in Brighton.
I wouldn’t say that my work is GIGER influenced, but the impact that his art had on me when I was younger was immense. How could it not be. The detail, the surrealism, the sexual explicitness. The Alien film design.
Thus I chose to honour the great man with a rendition of his famous alien. I used black transparent paints to sketch out and the technique that REQ had taught me to transpose the form on to the wall.
I then layered up the image with greys, blacks and transparent paint. I didn’t plan the image out, but painted the alien first and then decided to add the detail or a notion of the detail on the background.
Here it is finished.
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.
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
As usual for December it is very cold. Fingers have almost dropped off. Rain is here today and may stop play….Booo!!
Here’s the last few days
More to come and don’t forget to come in to the Art Schism shop at 87 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AP to see more of my artwork for sale as well as other great artists and makers.