So i’ve been mucking around with some old masters, poor old Holbien gets it this time, if you listen very closely you can hear him turn in his grave. Skulls and drapes, it’s curtains either way.
Spelling it out, the shhhh, the I and the T triptych, 90cm by 90 cm canvases,
Early test print of a new Single colour stencil of a german KVB train (1.4m) on white fabrino paper. Excuse the toes.
A show of beautifully hand crafted stencil works that discover the beauty amongst our trash. Photo real renditions of humble bin bags & high class labels painted on a decades worth of bin and skip raiding. Up-cycled objects, grannies cushions, nothing avoids the Dotmasters’ magpie eye. Mixed media assemblages pop off the wall in a faux 3D skid row tableaux. The frames are off, and work spills from the walls like the piles of trash they depict.
The irony of stencilling piles of rubbish is not lost on us. Rubbish, we all do it… leave it out on the street, either once a week or at random times when consumption out strips our storage. For many it’s their only contribution to the public space. We all contribute to this shifting sea of street sculpture with the rhythms of the weekly bin round. Its an ordered chaos, of suddenly unowned & worthless things.
You can tell a lot about an area from its rubbish, the people that live there, what the eat, what they wear. High Class Trash takes it’s inspiration from the galleries location, that particular mix of trash and glamor that make Notting hill so famous.
The first 13 visitors to the show on the 13th of September will be rewarded with a limited hand finished six colour silk screen print, a release of only 13. Sometimes 13 can be a lucky number.
Private view 13th of September
Show runs till october 5th
284 Portobello Road, W10 5TE, London Tel No. 020 8354 3592
Its summer and from mid way through this month i’m rarely in the studio till after Nuart in October. So i thought i’d release the last print from a batch of printing that was done over the winter. You may remember it from Robin Hood Tax posts from before.
They are an 2 colour Edition of 43 on 300 gsm arches 88
£25 with P&P £10
You can get them here
Well yesterday was mental! The response to the release of Dreams of Louie V print edition outstripped any expectations that i had, taking 10 hours to sell out completely. Thanks to everyone who bought one! It’s going to take a week or so to wade through the orders….my poor local post office, i can imagine their faces already, as i walk in with 36 tubes to send out Special delivery.
Thanks once again to everyone who bought one!
Its a long story as to why i made this….its kind of a experiment come commission, A take on the indian devotional paintings of shiva in the same style. A kind of devotional altar…Thanks to Erwin for the help with lighting it!
1.4 x 1m x 0.25m Wooden construction light with 12v LED lights.
Its a bit beyond my photography skills but here it is again in it’s night mode