Giger’s Alien

Art Schism, Community, Inspiration, Projects, Walls

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.

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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.

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Things I been doing…

Art Schism, Brighton Green Boxes, Canvas, Collaborations, Commissions, Community, Doodles, Events, Grafik Warfare, Inspiration, Media Box painting, Projects, Shop, Walls

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.

Icons- an art exhibition by Req and Sinna One

Art Schism, Collaborations, Commissions, Events, Projects, Walls

Icons poster

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.

The Prince Albert Mural – Icons.

Art Schism, Collaborations, Commissions, Community, Doodles, Inspiration, Projects, TDK, Walls
Photo by Paul Brown. Copyright on this image belongs to Paul Brown.

Photo by Paul Brown. Copyright on this image belongs to Paul Brown.

For the past month myself and REQ have been painting this huge mural on the side of the Prince Albert pub in Brighton.

This project has been a test for me and a great experience as before I painted this mural, I had never painted portraits in my life! Thanks to Req as he shared his immense knowledge and this took me out of my comfort zone.

The wall consists of 25 portraits of dead music icons. John Peel was put here in place of an the old John Peel mural and this is how the project came about.

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The full list of icons are from top left to right – Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain,

Donna Summer, Syd Barrett, Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix,

Dusty Springfield, Captain Beefheart, Frank Sidebottom, Sandy Denny, Joe Strummer (Strummerville), Bob Marley, John Peel, Mark Bolan, Michael Jackson, John Lennon,

Brian Jones, Marvin Gaye, Phil Lynott, George Harrison, Elvis Presley, James Brown and Freddie Mercury.

 The next phase shall see Keith Moon and Oliver Reed and also Ian Drury added to the bottom right hand side .

The project is now drawing to a close , with just a small amount of wall left to do. ( This is now in addition to the original project, so we are in need of more paint and time!)

Photo taken by Paul Brown. Copyright owned by Paul Brown

Photo taken by Paul Brown. Copyright owned by Paul Brown

You can see more images and progress shots of the wall on the mural Facebook page.

If you are interested in having a wall or some space transformed with a mural then there is no job too big and we can paint anything. For more info or just to give feedback you can fill out the form below. Thanks

New Prince Fatty wall for the Blind Tiger featuring Fatty, Horsey and Hollie Cook.Evie Jones and VITO R.I.P. Collab with Req TDK

Art Schism, Collaborations, Commissions, Community, Doodles, Festivals, Inspiration, Projects, Walls

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So once again, the seasonal task of painting the Blind Tiger wall came around and presented me with a whole new challenge. To paint the entire wall this time.

Local dubwise producer and reggae superstar, Prince Fatty asked me if I could paint something that promoted his monthly rub a dub club at the venue and included himself, Hollie Cook and the mighty Horseman.

As it is a large wall I also asked Req if he could come and paint the wall. He included a brilliant portrait of the beautiful Evie Jones and I also set about making a feature of the windows on the walls this time so that they didn’t stand out from the design too much.

I went for an Easter Island style theme, where the statues on the left are of Fatty and Horsey. I couldn’t bring myself to make Hollie Cook out of stone, so added her in with tiger print costume leaning against a blind tiger statue. This worked out as Hollie’s new album artwork is of a similar vain, but with a voodoo theme.

The fourth statue from the left is a tribute to a beautiful soul, VITO, who sadly left this world last month. Well known and loved by many and especially the Playgroup gang here at the Blind Tiger, I felt it only right to honour him in this mural.

All were very happy with the result and a great turn around on the piece, taking about a day and a half.

Props to Req, TDK, The Blind Tiger Crew, Fatty, Horsey, Hollie Cook and one love to VITO, Rest in peace.

Art Schism presents Superstition – A group show.

Art Schism, Canvas, Collaborations, Commissions, Community, Events, Inspiration, Projects, Shop, Walls

This Friday 3rd May sees the launch of the new group show ‘Superstition’ at the Art Schism gallery on Gloucester rd, Brighton.

Superstition

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.

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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.

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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.

Happy New Year from Sinna One and friends.

Brighton Green Boxes, Collaborations, Commissions, Doodles, Grafik Advent Project, Grafik Warfare, Media Box painting, Projects

Wow!! 2012. Here we are. What a great end to 2011 and what a great year for me in respect of some great projects. I hope that 2012 brings even more brilliant opportunities.

At the end of 2011, as you all know, I started painting the media junction boxes around Brighton. This then evolved in to the Grafik Advent project for Dec.

The month saw varied artworks on green boxes all around Brighton from myself and other Grafik Warfare members.

The project was a success, and I now have my work cut out for me and the crew in the next week or so to cover all the Christmas works up. The results of which will be appearing on here.

In the meantime here are a great selection of shots, captured by the brilliant 4FOOT2. He has a great passion for photographing street art and graffiti and spends a good deal of time finding the best spots and getting the best shots. You can see more of his work on his Flickr – Here.

Enjoy.

photo by 4ft2

Photo by 4 foot 2

4FOOT2 photo

SNUB23.com

Photo 4FOOT2

photo 4FOOT2

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Artists work shown – Sinna One, SNUB 23, Hipster, REQ1, Stink Like Dog. Many thanks to 4FOOT2.

Grafik Advent Dec 17th, 18th and 19th

Brighton Green Boxes, Collaborations, Grafik Advent Project, Grafik Warfare, Media Box painting, Projects

Sorry, once again, for the delay in posting. Things are getting more and more hectic in the run up to Christmas. There is still work to be done. There are cards to write and also some Christmas shopping to finish. Arrrrrgh. And on top of this the last 5 Advent pics to be done.

The last few days, I have been busy so we have a collection of boxes done by Req1, Stink Like Dog and Snub 23. These fantastic pictures come courtesy of amazing photographer 4Foot2.

 

As this project has moved along and different artists have become involved, it has been incredible to see the level of artwork being put out there. Grafik Warfare and friends have offered up a range of diversity and skill in producing the boxes. As I say there are 5 days left. Keep tuned in for more awesome work.

Grafik ADVENT – 7th, 8th and 9th

Brighton Green Boxes, Collaborations, Commissions, Grafik Advent Project, Grafik Warfare, Media Box painting, Projects, Uncategorized

Sorry for the late uploads on the newest boxes. The project is very much underway with new additions every day and new artisits on the case. I’ve been busy with an open studio show and haven’t had the time to upload. Here are days 7th – the 9th, by Sinna, Snub 23 and Brighton legend, REQ 1.

Lots more boxes have been done in the last couple of days. Keep an eye out in Brighton.

Primitive Retreat

Collaborations, Doodles, Events

Gonna be painting at this tomorrow night. My name is on the flyer, it’s just misspelt.

Gonna be a goodun and some dino style tomfoolery to be had by one and all.

Come on down for ace tunes and Prehistoric art!

Starts at 5pm until 10pm at the Caxton Arms, Brighton.

 

Directions here.