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

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.

Jack

Aside

Suppose its the right year to be messing with this sort of thing.  Remember,
I’m in East London, in a Diamond Jubilee year,  you can’t help but want to take some of these icons and make them your own.

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Mucking around with Teners, know there’s been a few..but fancied having a play myself , this is an early test spray. The idea came from reading an article on counterfeits on the BBC website that during checking” Notes are also screened for graffiti and if there is any sticky tape, the machine measures the surface area to determine if the note is too old and tatty to put back into circulation” The idea of notes getting buffed is funny, made me want to leave a mark, comes as an edition of 100 at a cost £20 each 😉

Cans festival Poster #2

Pale blue colourway

So, tidying up the studio and trying to organise the place for a hopefully imminent move, i came across a  number of the old Cans Festival posters from Banksy’s Leake Street event back in 2008. So seeing as they were so popular the first time round i decided to do a second edition.  Its an edition of 25 numbered signed and blind stamped and available here. Price is £150 and they are going fast even before i post this.