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Some exciting new projects on the horizon including working with some fabric and dress designs for a London fashion label – more information to come later in the season as the designs progress. Tomorrow I will be taking the new pieces ‘From Chaos’ and ‘Seed of Life’ down to the fantastic Ink’d gallery in Brighton where I will have a chance to see the Graham Carter, Me, Marionette exhibition which is currently showing- been waiting for a sunny day to hit the south coast and enjoy properly!
New Edition Triptych Cards Available Here
Triptych, signed edition – Available to order here for £10
The three cards are on 400gsm matt stock with a solid silver reverse print – the cards are packed in silver Centura wrapping and will be posted in a hand embellished white conqueror envelope sealed with a silver or turquoise wax stamp. Limited to an edition of 1000 cards Each triptych is hand signed and accompanied by a small original drawing on the outside reverse of the envelope. Each card measures 10cm x 21 cm.
Earlier this month saw the launch of Hunger magazine’s second edition – for those who want to get their hands on the mag it’s out now at whsmiths for just £5 or from Other Criteria in Hardback for just £10! -The hefty magazine is an amazing collection of work from the Photographer Rankin as well as features on artisans that inspire and influence his work. I was fortunate enough to be invited by Rankin to translate a photoshoot of the amazing Tuli, into a series of illustrations. Blending my own floral style with the work of another photographer was a real challenge – especially finding a balance between the escapist, automatic style of drawing I enjoy, but retaining the compositional elements which I hope give a new strength to the images.. here’s some pics of the collaboration
A lovely end to the week – Yesterday evening the piece I donated to the Art for Heart’s sake Auction raised £800 for Kids Company which is amazing! thank you so much to the winning bidder and a huge thank you to Sophie Wharmby and Simon for putting on such an amazing spectacle at EDC London.
Just this morning a copy of My DPI magazine arrived through the door with a 6 page interview about my working practice. A huge thank you to the team at DPI for sharing my work with it’s readers. The article is produced in both Taiwanese and English. I will make some of the article available online at a later date.
After a busy month of commissions and exciting opportunities from Hong Kong and here in the UK, (looking forward to sharing some images when the projects launch) I am now looking forward to preparing the launch event of E D E N which will take place at Debut Contemporary on Saturday the 25th February. The day’s drawing is a warm up to the 2 week installation place that will take place on the 1st March at Leytonstone’s Stone Space Gallery.
I will be showing framed work from the violence of flowers series at Debut Contemporary as well as performing a live drawing session in the window space.
I hope that you will be able to make it along as I demonstrate how I work with tea and ink to create floral forms within the gallery space. Details below – I will be there drawing from 11am – 7pm.
Good day in the studio yesterday – after collecting work from the Contemporary Romantics show I got back in the studio just before the heavens opened and finished off a new piece of work.. was a strange drawing experience and one of the more ‘automatic’ drawings I have carried out recently. Thought I would post it to the blog as I haven’t decided whether it fits with the series ‘Violence of Flowers’ but maybe it works because it is so different to the others. Most importantly it was a really euphoric experience making the work and I’m keen to share it so here it is!
New set of four postcards representing recent work from this ‘Summer’ available to buy through etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/78339347/limited-edition-summer-pack-of-4?ref=pr_shop
Each Postcard Pack, contains 4 images from Carne Griffiths, printed on 350gsm matt card, each individually signed and numbered by hand, comes sealed in a cellophane envelope as part of a limited edition of 250 packs.
The images are from a series of work currently exhibiting in Newcastle and of work sold through Art Republic (July 2011) Carne’s work is produced using fountain pen ink and various liquids such as tea, vodka, whisky and brandy.
Details about the original pieces.
The Coma – (Art Republic Soho SOLD) is a reflection on the unconscious self and is influenced by the book of the same name by Alex Garland, the piece is also available as a ltd edition giclee print
Metamorphosis- (Eyestorm SOLD) is drawn in ink and tea and is a comentary on our connection and assimilation with nature also available as a ltd edition giclee print
Strength (Currently available and showing soon at Opus in Newcastle as part of their summer show) is drawn in Ink and tea and is about the terrifying force and beauty of nature in light of the Japanese quake earlier this year.
Comfort- (Also at showing at Opus in Newcastle as part of the summer show) is a retreat into nature
Postcard ssets are £5 including delivery anywhere worldwide!
Met up with Ben Oakley at this evening, and was also introduced to Infinity Bunce who is currently curating the 11:11 show over at East Gallery Brick Lane which opens tomorrow night ( more details at http://www.eastgallery.co.uk/) With the last exhibition now finished and packed away – - massive shout to Lucy Wragg for bringing together the crew of fantastic artists and illustrators with so much energy for SORTED, it’s time to look forward to the next….
Old Boots New Laces launches on Friday 17th June – get your glad rags on and get down to the Vibe bar for what promises to be a fantastic evening. (facebook event link)
Here’s the blurb .. A truly powerful eclectic exhibition, showcases unique oils, aerosol works, exquiste ink drawings, urban glass sculpture & quality ltd edition prints.
Agent provocateur, Rowan Newton, Asboluv, Stuart Mcalpine Miller, Carne Griffiths, Gonny Van Hulst, Ben Oakley, Mark Perronet, GaryAlford, Theo Szarowicz, Yvonne Wayling,
Preview evening: friday 17th june 6.30pm – 9.30pm
After party: friday 17th june 9.30pm – 1.00am
With smiley dean & big daddy pugh playing the finest in motown ska northern soul & reggae
Exhibition open to the public 18th – 26th june 2011
Open daily 11am – 6pm
91-95 brick lane truman building e1 (above vibe bar)
10 Artists have customised a pair of DM’s including myself and these will be for sale from the preview evening – also there’ll be a new set of my work on show and a brand new lightbox and mini edition of prints for sale along with other previously released prints.. below is a taster of what you can expect from my work but get down there to see the show in all it’s glory – it’s looking damn promising.
The next show I am involved in is running at the East Gallery Brick Lane on the 9th of June featuring the work of 10 up and coming artists and illustrators, namely Lucy Wragg, Thomas Erntwhistle Leadbetter, Katie Woodger, Jo Cheung, Rosie Smith, Eleanor Bedlow, Sean Burtenshaw, Chetan Kumar, Emma Cowley and Myself
Collectively, we are proud to invite you to
Sorted will be opening it’s doors to you lovely people on
Thursday June 9th from 6.00 – 9.30pm
for a private view you won’t forget!
We will be displaying a variety of artwork from ten of Britain’s finest up and coming artists and illustrators.
Limited Edition prints of our work will be on sale as well as lots of FREE goodies for you and your friends to take home with you!
There will also be a bar stocked up to the brim with ice cold beers and wine – Mmm… Just what you need after a long hot Thursday at work.
£1 Suggested Donation per drink
A new large lightbox installation is currently showing with London Miles at the Show Literal Eyes over on Hanbury street – full details of the show, which features 30 european artists reflecting on their favourite pieces of writing, can be found on the London Miles website http://www.londonmiles.com/ Get down to 65 Hanbury Street just off brick lane – the piece is on display in the basement where the lightbox is pulsing away – Show runs daily 11am -7pm from the 13th to 16th of May.
Continued work on this piece adding more foliage to the background and colour to the central motif to draw the eye, exploring the relationships between geometry and floral pattern, and learning more about this floral pattern which figures as part of many civilisations through its connection with sacred geometry.
New Lightbox on it’s way to Inkd Gallery