Been busy Painting

Noticed the other day that there hasn’t been a post up here since new years! Well i’ve been busy painting around the place. Below are some high lights from the first 3 months of 2018, Liverpool, London and Laos…All the L’s

Portobello

Nice to be painting in Portobello again, on the left you can see graffik Gallery’s indigo get up.

Penge

It’s not often i get given a wall to trash. I love painting these groups of bags, but the content is often a hard sell. Very few wall owners want a permanent reminder of the weeks refuse painted on their wall, so a massive thank you to the Kacper Deli and the very patient Penge Barbers for letting me drop a special Penge pile Halfway up their High St. Walls and support as ever from @ldncallingblog


Kings cross

Asked to try the Market Road gallery bookable wall system out. Yep! It works.


Great portland street

When snow blasted London in early March, a group of about 160 homeless people moved into the disused 17.5 million pound ($24 million) eight-storey building in Great Portland Street, making it the biggest single shelter in the capital.

The occupation – due to end on Monday with a court ordering their eviction – has sparked a citywide debate involving London Mayor Sadiq Khan about the treatment of growing numbers of homeless people.

Sleeping on the streets – or rough sleeping – has risen in England for seven consecutive years, according to government figures, with more than 1,000 homeless in London and more than 4,100 nationally, a 134 percent jump since 2010..

The building developers started to board the windows on the bottom floor after complaints from tenants, effectively blacking out the communal kitchen, with evection looming i was asked to draw some attention to their plight.

Laos

Crazy weekend…yep i did say weekend to Laos! Birthday madness in Luang Prabang with Nam Khan Projects.

Liverpool

January visits up north with one man arts. Lots of fun dropping the kids around liverpool

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Going Soft

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I’ve had this idea in my head for a few years so nice to finally see it in the flesh, Go on, litter your lounge with these 3 colour silk screened irregular bin bag cushions. Fully lined removable covers, with duck filled cushion pads with invisible zips.
Edition of 10 with 3 in the set.
Available from the exhibitionist hotel on wednesday the 13th of May 6.30-9.00pm

Stock room clear out

I’m never the best organised person, the next thing is always upon me before i have truly finished the last. Prints and stuff tend to get buried under the new work and certain plan chest drawers are rarely looked in as i rarely have time to open those cans of worms.

But forces have conspired and constant nagging from some quarters have made me go through the lot and has turned up a few surprises. I have put the bulk of what i have found up in the shop on the site. There are odd colour ways that have never seen the light of day. Whole editions that have been forgotten or mislaid as well as some current stock that has, up until now been sold through galleries that i have exhibited at.

I have also put up the remainder of the ‘Crime o fashion’ tees from the last show.

Over the coming months i will dig a little deeper and see what else i’ve overlooked, but thats enough for now.

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A Higher Class of Trash

Thanks to all who came to the show at REed proJECTS Gallery on the 9th for my show “High class trash”. A great night was had by all, fixing vodka martini’s in a grey plastic bucket oiled the wheels for Martyns inspired idea of having a costume competition for 10 free prints. Which coupled with the Trashtini’s brought the best and worst out in so many of you. The idea was to come  as a Toff or trashy, with all too many of you opting for the classy end of the spectrum.  I Think if it was in London we would of seen more cheap chains and shell suits, at least i know it would of been the outfit for me and my crew. Below are a selection of the winners of the best and worst dressed. Thanks to all who came, got trashed, also a special thank you to Martyn, Tore, Camilla, Anastasia and  Jon who made it all possible.


Lassa and son.

Lina in her vintage Chanel

Miss Stavanger in sequins

Even the dog got a prize in this very fetching recycled jacket.

Again thanks to all who came, drank, bought and had fun. Shows open till the 9th of December.