Finally a show abroad ! Old time collaborator 2b art gallery are an old head on a new body. I’ve been working with these guys for a decade in different guises. An amazing space to show art, the Portals Nous Grand hotel is a space that we have invaded before, many moons ago.
Check out how we bombed the space before the current hotel was built!
This time its canapés and cans… as the final installation of works from old friends fill the newly designed and built 5 star hotel…oh how times have changed eh!?
This will be the first outing for a full canvas showing for my Stick em up works on canvas. It will be nice to finally show you what they look like in the flesh.
Each artist is releasing some NFT’s to coincide with the show stay tuned for details
From June 10 – July 31, 2021 2B Gallery is excited to announce its first group exhibition titled “Cross the Line”. From June 10th to and 30th of July 2021, at 2B Art & Toys Gallery, located at the Iberostar Hotel Portals Nous Grand, Carrer Falconer, 19, 07181 Portals Nous, Illes Balears. “Cross the Line” group exhibition will feature works of four internationally established artists whose art is intricately linked to the urban environment. In this exhibition, Nick Walker, Ben Eine, Dotmaster, and El Pez invite us to overstep the invisible line that separates the comfort of the established from the inevitable transgression. In making visible both the restrictions and the freedoms of urban culture, they explore how identities and histories are created, transformed, or invented. Through irony, Nick Walker represents criticism, Ben Eine is the master of lettering, Dotmaster is the magician of counterpoint and refined aesthetics, while El Pez presents new and direct communication with the public. Each one represents their own type of language within urban art, but together they become icons of nonconformity.
I had a great time at easter with Widewalls, unfortunately those tricky guys at Saft films managed to convince me to front the bloody thing. I’ve worked with Saft many times before and soon the camera kings Zoomintrude and Nano shakes and myself fell into our old Rinky Dink Productions habits. The Final 6 minutes 66 second version should be released some time over the coming weeks.
I Got the call around mid February, How do you fancy a week in the sun end of March painting an old ice cream parlour/cafe/hotel? The only snag being that the Hotel was being demolished soon after and this was the last weekend available to paint the thing inside and out…. oh and we were going make a movie about the 48 hours we had to do it.
Mission improbable it was, but with a good local team. Chris and Heinz, Roberto the local paint guy, the spray paint shop Linea6 and the wonderful Edith, her twin daughters and son, we might just pull it off. Easter of course brings it’s own problems, it often rains. Flights and hotels become problematic and the whole island shuts down for the most sombre event in the christian year.
With everything set on the thursday before Easter the artists started to arrive, we had a little over 48 hours together with the clocks going forward on sunday night, tight was only screwed tighter. Flying in for the weekend were Loomit, Zadok, Sickboy & Kelster, Nick Walker, Lucy Mclaughlin & Matt Watson, Conor Harrington and myself with Banek and Ezequiel
Collaboration between myself, sickboy and Zadok
Saft films and ian Wallkandy tore around the site frantically documenting through a smog of paint and beer fumes. The setting was incredible and the house came alive, the oldest part of the building was at its core a hotel and the layout of the rooms, the vanished ceilings and exposed beams, lent itself well to our use of it as a ruined gallery. A maze of dark dead ends and tiny corridors that opened into crumbling courtyards.
Although the pressure was on, in such a wonderful location with amazing local food and people popping round, a lot of fun was had. We had a few near misses but we all survived. The local guys Ezequiel and Banek tore it up, zadok painted till his taxi took him to the airport. I haven’t laughed as much for a long time, and can’t wait to see the short film that comes out of it. Ended up popping something up on Hotel Zhero…they did ask…Honest. For more info on the project and to find out when the film will be released check out Widewalls or catch up with them on Facebook.
Some nice shots of Mallorca house Casa Son Vida featured at Juxtapoz. The plan is to repaint it this July, plans are already underway for a more bond villain style work to replace the coi carp. ‘Best Ever’ Neil set to join me on the trip, theres a Son Vida mission. Be good to hit a wall or two after we’ve finished what we’ve come to do!
After 14 months in the Mallorcan sun, rain and cold, the garage roof was looking tatty a day and a half’s touch up and its a good as new. Actually it looks a bit better, the sun has bleached the colours back and the paint has settled. The problems seem to have been caused buy the initial base coat not adhering to the concrete. Funny to repair work outside, often the council just seems to buff it out before it weathers at all. Off to Munich later today, I hear the Bavarian Councils curatorial position is one of the strictest in Europe.
Back in Mallorca and picking up where i left off. Here to fix a old work the sun and rain has ravaged but while i am here might as well knock out some new work on an old fridge door, approx 1.1m by 0.8m.