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Smile print set

I am releasing an edition of 25 silk screened prints of the latest Rude kids in lockdown on the 7th of August. In the past Indigo has been the only rude kid popping a smile on a famous work of art. This set of 3 prints see Astrid and Edgar join her in tagging a smile on three new Dotmaster portraits, The Queen, Marilyn and The Chinese Lady, all get the Dotmasters halftone treatment and have a trademark smile sprayed on them in these candid captures of naughtiness.

Smile Rude Kids print set.

It is a 5 colour silk screen Each print is 35cm x 90 cm on 375 cotton rag Lambeth paper, printed as ever, by Mesh silkscreens in Bristol. Each set comes numbered signed and embossed. There are 3 in the set.

It’s an Edition of 25 prints, with a set of 3 all with the same edition number. This set is only available on this site for the price of £480 including P&P. The shop will go live on Friday at 2pm here

Astrid
Indigo
Edgar

Times in the creative industry are very precarious at the moment, so to show some solidarity with galleries i have been working with, Graffik gallery in Portobello, Stella Dore gallery in Hastings and GCA in Paris. I will be releasing a smaller edition in a different wallpaper colour version of each kid with each of them. An edition of 12 One Rude kid per location. Will post details as soon as i have them.

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Lockdown worx

Thankfully a couple of years ago we built a studio in the back garden, so when the news came of the Lockdown my work suffered less than many in the UK. i could still make stuff, but the thought of making a show that would probably not be seen, left me having to reevaluate what to make in these uncertain times. I settled on a series of experimental works using the motif of a kid painting smiles on well loved works of art. It kind of made sense to have these three rude kid characters , Astrid, Indigo and Edgar painting, stuck indoors like the rest of us.

I am sure i was not alone in taking to the bottle during lockdown. The news and social media streams confirmed it. During the drunken haze that was the first few weeks that included my wedding anniversary we were sent a two bottle box of wine to help us celebrate. The box was just too cute to throw away.

I didn’t want to do something 2d or canvas based, and with my only 3d gig Glastonbury cancelled (i am the art director Unfairground) i thought i’d try and make these little boxes into stage sets where i could pop these three naughty children and up cycle this little wooden box.

Each box has its own RGB remote control so that the lights can change to whatever colour you require, there are preset programs with fading , jumping and flashing between different colours. The back panel is laser cut wallpaper out of birch ply, The frames are 24k gold leaf. I will be making a small edition of each light. Video of them working to follow.

Excited by these cute little lamp works I’ve also made some larger scale wall based works, at the time of writing this only one is finished and i will be posting some more updates as they are finished. The below version has interchangeable works that you can swap out depending on your mood.

These will be one off works, still no idea how to show them, where they will be available. hopefully work that out when they are all finished. To get your name on a waiting list for the Lockdown wine boxes email seesix at gmail with the subject Lockdown wine box

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Namkhan Ecolodge, Laos

Totally slipped my mind i hadn’t posted something on my whistle stop trip to Laos in February this year. Myself and Ben Eine headed off to Luang Prabang the religious capital of Lao on the Mekong River. Part of an ongoing art project at Nam Khan Project. Artists are invited to stay a week and make works inspired by the NamKhan Ecolodge. It’s a green sanctuary along the Namkhan river located in Luang Prabang, Unesco World Heritage city.

Surrounded by the farm, jungle and riding stables. A big thank you to the kitchen staff who cooked a storm up for us. Although they did owe me as i brought a top of the range ice cream maker with me from London and those things are NOT small…lol

Had a cracking week, Camping by the NamKhan. Boat trips up the Mekong, note to self, don’t jump off a moving boat in a fast moving river! Life there is so relaxed, the guys at the Lodge made everything possible. Hard to look at this as work at all, well fed , well watered and in the jungle by a river.

Guest house kitchen

We even managed to paint some pieces in town, a big thank you to Jean Marc and Danni for giving us the walls! A great trip out with a 13 hour stop over in Bangkok , meeting up with friends and trips to the tattoo parlour, what could of possibly gone wrong…just leaving this there.

Instagram the shit out of it.
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Smile for the NHS jigsaw puzzle

Smile for the NHS jigsaw, available from tomorrow morning at 10am Saturday the 9th of April on sale for 10 days.

It’s hard to make a difference during the lockdown if your medium is the street.
It’s like Christmas day out there all week! As any writer knows Christmas day and its deserted streets are a gift that keeps on  giving. But should you as an artist take advantage of it? I did an early straw poll, a few posts online, at a half hinted enthusiasm for getting some new work out there; i was unsure, i did a peer review and found the answer was a resounding NO!

What could i do to help? What use is art on a deserted street anyway? “Why don’t you make a puzzle out of one of your works that people can do at home” the wife suggested. I could make it in halftone i thought and make it fiendishly hard, Burn some furlough hours round the kitchen table for those stuck at home.So i have, it’s an old Dotmasters favourite with a framed Mona Lisa with a blue NHS smile. Completely made out of half tone dots with very little help from the picture on the lid of the box. 

Proceeds will be donated to the NHS and hopefully this 500 piece puzzle can help while away some time for those stuck at home. Music by The Buzzcocks.

Available here

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Big issue print release

Our Types have curated a great show at Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch for the benefit of the Big Issue. In conjunction with the show there are a series of live silk screened works that are going to be released over the next few days. I was asked to contribute and thought that an “Indigo gets up” print would be a perfect drop for the magazine.

Edition of 40 2 Colour Screenprint with Hand Finished Smile on Southbank Smooth 250gsm Paper Edition of 40 available here for £50 + P&P

Edition of 40 2 Colour Screenprint with Hand Finished Smile on Southbank Smooth 250gsm Paper Edition of 40 available here for £50 + P&P

2 Colour Screenprint with Hand Finished Smile and silver Spray paint Overlay for the frame on Southbank Smooth 250gsm Paper edition of 6 available here £100 + P&P

2 Colour Screenprint with Hand Finished Smile and Spraypaint Overlay on Southbank Smooth 250gsm Paper  which is sold out….sorry.

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Herbarium, Kluge, Stavanger

Commissioned by Nuart festival for a stunning new building in Stavanger, Norway.

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Rude Kids Clobber

Happy to announce that we have launched a clothing line for kids and adults. High quality tees and sweatshirts emblazoned with your favourite rude kids. In a large range of colours and sizes. Available here

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All that glitters show report

What a cracking night! A great turn out on Friday the 13th at Graffik gallery for a show, Christmas shop window display, the launch of Rude Kids Clobber and a silk screened skateboard release. It really was a who’s who of people I’ve worked with over the last 15 odd years. Thanks to https://www.bigdogsvodka.com made a cracking dirty martini. Thanks to all of you who came !

It was also the launch of Rude kids Clobber, a range of high quality tee’s and sweatshirts for kids and adults. You can check them out here. As well as the release of an Indigo gets up skateboard, 4 colours edition of 50 on Maple wood deck, available here

Photos by Faye Cooper aka Street art atlas

Show catalogue available here

Tongue in cheek window display is a bit of a Dotmasters/Graffik tradition
Good to see so many faces from years gone by
Ben Eine, Tizer, stella dore

The title of the show dictated the look and feel of the works, with gold, silver and glitter making it a christmas bauble of a show. Spray paint was mixed with Verre Eglomise and traditional gilding techniques in a modern day/1750’s mash up of gold leaf and spray paint.

shiny things for a Christmas feel
verre eglomise using red gold on glass and spray paint
Indigo Gets up Skateboards

An edition of 50 silk screened skateboard decks that come in a hand stenciled presentation box with a sticker pack and C.O.A. Available here

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Indigo gets up skateboard

To coincide with the launch of my Christmas show “All that glitters…” I am releasing a limited edition silkscreened skateboard. 8 1/4 inch wide maple skateboard with a 4 colour silkscreened print, comes in a Hand sprayed presentation box with COA and sticker pack. £300 +P&P

Available here

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All that glitters…

Gold, silver, glitter and mother of pearl works for the festive season. A mix of old techniques and street savvy images in an irreverent show of luxury and detritus. Verre églomise, gilding, gold glass and spray paint combine to provide a Christmas bauble of a show.

The show coincides with the launch of the Rude Kids Clobber a range of clothes for the discerning rude kid. We will also be launching a silk screened edition of Skateboards (details to follow…)

It’s become a bit of a tradition at Graffik Gallery that i dress the Christmas window. I love it! I’m not sure how they feel about it… but its that time of year again! And it is traditional… I loved last years window, so the pressure is on! Pop in and see, i’ve been working on it for a while… open to the public 14th -31st of December

284 Portobello Rd, London W10 5TE