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Well it really doesn’t feel like it when we are having the wettest may in forever but maybe it is the right time to release the print ‘In Spring’ The artwork originally created to celebrate the coming of spring was created for fashion brand JOYCE and is now available as a 26 x 20″ giclee print in a limited edition of 25 available here for £175
The new print will also be available soon from Art Republic who are currently showing three prints, Strength Rose and the Harvest at the Grand Art Fair which is a new feature at this year’s Grand Designs Live event at Excel.
Debut contemporary have teamed up with fashion company TOMS to create a unique partnership showcasing the work of 7 debut artists as TOMS launch their pop up store in Covent Garden
The launch event took place at 69 Neal Street on Saturday the 5th May to celebrate the launch of TOMS eyewear, TOMS exhibited 7 one of a kind eyewear art frames created by Debut Contemporary Artists Tahnee Lonsdale, Darren MacPherson, Rosie Emerson, duo Twinkle Troughton & Tinsel Edwards, Ben Levy, Dannielle Hodson, and Carne Griffiths. Artists participating in this collaboration will also be mentors to the successful Debut Contemporary Art School award winners.
Showing at Art Republic
Original works now showing at Art Republic Brighton include the piece Closer and the Triptych of work, Mortal, Immortal and Eleven
’2 for Joy’ is now complete and cut from the board in the studio, so I am spending today catching up on some paperwork and arranging some of my giclee prints to go out to galleries in Brighton, Hastings and up to Scotland. Also preparing the 3rd piece in the series and working on some interesting commissions, including a new lightbox which I will be sharing soon.
Here are some pics of the finished work 2 for Joy with a couple of work in progress and detail shots taken along the way. The piece ’2 for Joy’ will form part of a series of 10 works over the course of this year.
Also here are some pics from the launch of the new t-shirt available from Twinne using the piece ‘Seed of life’
Apparently there was a hiccup with the ordering system but you can now buy the Tee’s here
The original artwork is also available for sale.
A little more work on the piece 2 for Joy…
Yesterday Evening was the launch for the Spring show at the Forman’s Smokehouse – amazing exhibition excellently curated by Katja Rosenbeurg. The exhibition runs from the 5th April – 6th May and is showing avast range of spring related work from over 50 artists! There is also the excellent Smokehouse restaurant to give you even more reason to visit!
one for sorrow @ the smokehouse gallery for the spring exhibition
The huge smokehouse gallery overlooks the olympic stadium and its internal architecture reflects this strongly!
View from the gallery
Details of how to get there are to be found on the smokehouse website.
Heading to the studio to continue work on the new piece, getting back to basics with some drawing both in the studio and at life class… yesterday’s drawing was a long struggle – but a good one. The piece will form part of an ongoing series developed from the wing assignment piece ’1 for sorrow’ which will be showing at the smokehouse gallery from Thursday pv @ 7pm (see post below). Each piece will be an interpretation of the Rhyme 1 for sorrow 2 for joy… more information about this piece to follow.
I am Pleased to be exhibiting the finished work of ’1 for Sorrow’ at ‘Spring’ – an exhibition featuring 50 artists’ work at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery. The exhibition, curated by Art Catcher has been selected as one of 5 not to miss by Whitechapel and Timeout’s First Thursday’s website. I hope you will be able to join me to celebrate the opening of the exhibition 0n Thursday 5th April from 6-9pm where the smokehouse will be serving salmon platters.
What better place in the world to celebrate the Season of Growth and Renewal this year than Hackney Wick and Fish Island with a direct view of the Olympic Stadium?
Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery and East Village London in collaboration with Art Catcher Ltd present you with works by 50 artists from Great Britain and beyond, working in painting, printmaking, photography, collage moving image and sculpture, expressing an unusual and delightful array of interpretations.
Exhibiting artists include including Adam Graff (Images 36 ‘The best of British illustration’ competition 2012), Carne Griffiths (Cle De Peau’s 30th anniversary exhibition, co-ordinated by Alvin Goh, Hong Kong 2012), Louiz Kirkebjerg-Nielsen (International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal, 2012, and Qijiang International Print Festival 2011), Sumi Perera (1st Prize-Drawing for Design-Rootstein Hopkins Foundation Drawing Exhibition, London 2011), Jens Marott (Silver Prize London Photographic Awards “Let’s face it” competition 2011), Martin Mossop (John Purcell Paper Prize at the Bainbridge Open in 2011), Fabienne Teyssier-Monnot (Claude Berthault Price in Sculpture 2010, Chongqing, China), and Wuon Gean Ho (Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Prize 2010).
It’s nice to be back posting work here – been working on some great commissions including the just finished series of collaboration work with photographer Rankin for Hunger Magazine – look out for it in May! -So everything is a little crazy right now – hence the title of the new work – it’s good to be busy but it’s great to know I have some time to get serious in the studio
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From Chaos – Ink and Tea on Bockingford heavy 540gsm paper
Model – Lisa Stefaniak
JOYCE have launched their latest project featuring artwork from 5 international artists including Devin McGrath, Simon Prades, Violeta Hernández, Vasilj Godzh and Myself
The brief was to create a piece of work which evoked the mood of spring. I created the artwork above using calligraphy inks and tea. For this particular project I worked with a very pale white tea to keep colours clean and used a minimal amount of graphite. The scanned artwork was then applied to the product by the design team at JOYCE. I have included a couple of visuals and roughs that I worked up at the development stage of the project above. The original artwork will be on show later this year as part of a new collection of work.
Sunday was the final day of Eden and to mark the end of the exhibition photographer Arta Kane arranged a photoshoot combining the 2 week installation artwork with 2 models and a collection of donated plants from the Stone Space’s visitors. Below is a quick slideshow of snaps taken by me from the shoot. I will be sharing the amazing work of photographer Arta Kane in the next post. Busy as ever in the studio with some interesting and demanding commissions, will reveal more soon.
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Just a quick post to say I would be delighted if you could join me for a glass of wine in the comfort of Leytonstone’s Stone Space Gallery from 7pm tonight (8th March)
The live stream for Eden will start again on this page from 1400 GMT today, that’s 0900 EST and 0800 EDT 8th March – at other times after, a recording of the stream will be available
Today is the mid-point of the exhibition and I will be drawing .. and broadcasting live from the space today from 2pm through till the private view which should run until 10pm tonight.
I hope you can join me later and if you can bring some plants / foliage / greenery.. all the better.
If you cannot make today’s private view you can still visit the exhibition at the following times.
Thursday 8 March 2pm – 10pm
Friday 9 March 2-6pm
Saturday 10 March 12-late
Sunday 11 March 12-4pm when the drawing will be completed… and dismantled.
Quick update on the work as of end day 4…
The live stream for Eden will start again on this page from 1400 GMT latest – thats 0900 EST and 0800 EDT 8th March – at other times after, a recording of the stream will be available, will be trying to get a better quality connection today!
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