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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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.

john peel original mural

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

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.

Dec 23rd – REQ 1

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

Let’s say hi to REQ.

Req 1 has been approaching this project with his unique, photo real style.  Immortalising his model, Alice, around the streets of Brighton.

When I first moved to Brighton, around 5 years ago, I was delighted to have the opportunity to meet Req 1.

A key player in Brighton’s graf scene since the 80’s and producer of eclectic beats, REQ1 is now also known for his  skills in observation drawing, and more impressively in spray paint.

So here you are, for the 23rd installment of Grafik advent, Req’s take on the nativity. Keep an eye out for more work by Req around Brighton. He also runs projects through the name DUSTWORKS, and sells his art through INK-D gallery in Brighton.

Only 2 more days to go. Keep your eyes peeled.