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.
A new day on the Advent Calendar and 2 offerings for your viewing pleasure. But a down fall too. But lets start with the Positive vibes.
Our first contender. An ace stencil on a large box nr the Western Rd Area of Brighton, painted by Grafik Warfare’s mighty SNUB23.
In true SNUB fashion, he wows us with an awesome background texture then puts his infamous Hammerstein Stencil on top. Super Sharp and So Damn Fresh ( to quote some legendary Ganga Cru!! ). Very tasty Indeed.
Then my slightly later offering of the RoseBot stencil on a smaller box in the New England Quarter. The Stencil on the side underneath my signature was already there. I just decided to go around it. I added the tag lines Invent – Inspire – Love and Respect and Knowledge and Freedom in response to the next bit of news.
The bad news is that, whilst this was going on, the council were sent to remove the images on the boxes on Ann Street, as a lady complained that the project gave out the wrong message to children. These particular boxes are outside of a primary school and the lady thought that they promote Graffiti and Vandalsim. The fact that the project is designed to cover illegal tags and deter future graffiti on the boxes, as well as boost community spirit and brighten the place up did not appease her. The boxes are now setting a good local community example by being painted a nice boring grey colour. Very much in the vein of the opinion and attitude of the lady. Grey and Boring.
Not to worry though, plenty more to come.
If you are in Brighton this Thursday and Friday then I shall be selling some pieces at a reasonable price at the New England House Christmas Open Studios. The New England House building has lots of studios, meaning that there are a variety of great Christmas gifts at reasonable prices.
IMBUE has kindly let me use some of his studio space and he is also selling prints and originals.
The studio is on the 5th Floor, turn right out of the lift. We are also next door to the Ceramics studio, where you can get amazing discounts on high quality ceramics by Rowena Gilbert, Ken Eardly and Simon Mathews to name but a few. Not only that but many of the studios ply you with Mince Pies and Mulled Wine!!
The event runs from 12pm – 8pm Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th Dec. New England House ( Entrance on ) New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GH.
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.
Nice ikkle canvas series for sale here – www.etsy.com/shop/SinnaOne
at a reasonable price.
More colour combos to come.
Watch this space
You can now purchase prints, zines, doodles and other bits and pieces from my Etsy store – Here. All prices are including postage. More goodies to come soon.
Hit Blackrock the other weekend with Women 158 and decided to go super big. There is something extremely liberating about unleashing a shed load of paint on to a wall. Considering the size of these pieces I hardly dented my huge sack of spray paint that I took with me. Mulsh fills certainly make sense!!
Props go out to the Women 158 and to Frank and Jo for making it down and getting these awesome shots. Nice one Frank. You can see his work here – 4Foot2
Friday sees the Openingof the new Grafik Warfare show at the Graffik Gallery on Portobello Rd.
As well as exhibiting some new work myself, there shall be new work from other Grafik Warfare contenders. The collective shall be transforming this usually white gallery space in to a hellish urban art warzone for the duration of the show. As well as SNUB 23, MISHFIT, LEEKS, T.WAT and the usual GW crew we also have special guests REQ1, Julian Kimmings, Fauna Graphic, Rocket and INKFETISH to name but a few.
Show opens on the 4th of March and runs until the 20th March.
Full details below.
Grafik Warfare presents
Unique artwork on forgotten surfaces
Private view: Thursday 3rd March
Show opens: Friday 4th March
Show closes: Sunday 20th of March 2011
284a Portobello Road
Tube – Ladbroke Grove (1min) or Notting Hill Gate (10mins)
Luke da duke
Carleen de Sozer