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.
I’m getting all festive and we kick off the Grafik Advent project on green boxes around the city of Brighton. Keep your eyes peeled for more but to get you started there are already 3 boxes completed by myself , Sinna One and one by mr SNUB23.
Here are a couple of pics. For more info check out my Flickr and my Facebook page.
Many thanks, yet again, to the guys at Producer’s Retreat and at the Caxton Arms for another great paint and choons event. The vibes were all peace and love, the paint and beer was flowing. With the flower power beats busting out and the Nag Champa slowly burning in to our brain, this Retreat was one of the best yet.
Props to Max and Charlotte, who knows how to rock a party.
Fellow artists on the night were Pinky, Snub23, Mishfit, Hinesy Hines, Ennui and Squirl Art.
If you’re based in Brighton and you haven’t been to one of these nights, then you are most definitely missing out.
Check out the facebook page for more info and pics here.
Since April, I have been painting a lot of wall space around Brighton
May was no exception with youth projects, community works and an invitation from the Brighton Festival to produce a large scale mural to honour the Burmese political leader and freedom fighter, Aung San Suu Kyi.
She was this years festival curator and was also made ‘Honorary freewoman of the city’.
The mural was completed by Grafik Warfare members, Dan Kitchener and Snub23, as well as myself. The main image was completed in just a day with the help of a scissor lift and lots of paint! Lettering and logos were created using stencils.
The original design by Harrison and Co.was taken from the brochure of the Brighton Festival and depicts Suu Kyi looking over Brighton.
The finished wall now stands proud on Kensington Street in the North Laines area of the city and was featured in the Guardian a few days after completion.
There was another Sinna and Snub collaboration on a shutter in Circus street to promote the exhibit by Kutlug Ataman. This design was the back cover of the brochure.
Thanks to all involved –
Brighton and Hove City Council
and of course….. The Grafik Warfare
Full wall powered by KOBRA
More info on the Grafik Warfare collective.
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