Monday, 13 December 2010
Sunday, 5 December 2010
We were in Bristol recently for the launch of the '1Love' Art Store. 1Love having recently taken ourselves onboard, kindly offered the opportunity to create some artwork with markers on the store walls for the opening. We arrived late afternoon (17th, the day before the launch), and after meeting the Lovely Beth and Vince, (the marvelously hardworking couple behind 1Love) being conscious of the time (working in markers, isn't the speediest of mediums to work in, even with my wife Nicolette helping with fills), I was itching to get started. I wasn't sure where I would be working and hadn't come down with something specific in mind or a 'set piece' I intended to re-create on the walls. I wanted to see what the 'space' had to say for itself, and then I would set to work creating a sort of response. I like to work this way as new unimagined, creative avenue's can be explored where the space itself has a relationship or 'influence' if you will, on the nature and feel of the pieces that later adorne it. So I was stoked when I was offered the entrance and immediate corridor to work in. My mind went crazy with ideas :) Corridors and entrances are simply means of efficiently travelling between destinations, usually other rooms and spaces. My intention was to present, and if only for a second, interupt the viewer enroute, with walls of strange ambiguous, narrative and symbols, begging inevitable questions of meaning and interpretation in the viewer .
The launch went like a dream, with many in attendance. We managed to get finished only an hour before the 8pm opening, where we quickly retreated to the hotel to briefly chill and refresh, before returning for the party ! a few drinks, music and great conversation :)
Special thanks to Beth and Vince for looking after us when we were down, (Nice Pizza guys! yum!) and allowing us to draw on their 'Lovely' walls ; )
Saturday, 13 November 2010
1Love Art 'Stay Positive' Show.
124 Cheltenham Road, Stokes Croft, Bristol
Preview 8pm 18th Nov 2010.
Goldie, Matt Small, K-Guy, Bill Talbot, Brian Douglas Adams, Swoon, Lucus Price, Dan, Paul Kelly, Static, Dora, Milk, James Starr, Paul Kelly, Motorboy, Copyright, Alison Black, .COM, Haka, LL Brainwashed, Lee Ellis,Starchild, Kerry Day, Ben Slow, Chibalove, and more....
Thursday, 11 November 2010
For anyone interested, the Irving Klaw classic 'Teaserama' featuring the late, but none the less spectacular Bettie Page
is available to Download for free and in excellent quality at 'Internet Archive'
The 'stand up' comedy bit's are a bit wack, but the movie is worth watching to marvel at the uber-iconic scene where miss Page plays a sexy maid helping Burlesque Star 'Tempest Storm' dress for a night on the town. Timeless x
Friday, 5 November 2010
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
Monday, 11 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
Recent mini show with the GMC at 'Sanctuary' in Gateshead.
This was my first 'Wall' in a good while, have to say, it was a truly unique experience, Gettin' Loose, in the Saintly confines of a 13th Century Chapel. The show provided the perfect opportunity to try out a number of new ideas on a large scale . Cool fun! :)