Painted a large version of my latest Trash Bag print on Portobello Road opposite Graffik Gallery on the side of Taylor Taylor on Oxford Gardens last week to promote the release of my new print. Launch party on the 24th of October (anniversary of Christians death). Doors open at 6.30pm come join us for a small retrospective of Trash and a Dirty Martini or nine! Sales for the print are here Signed edition edition of 40 and here for the cheaper Unsigned edition an edition of 42. Both come with hand silkscreened wallpaper, signed comes in a painted tube. Shop opens online at 14.00 GMT
Details of subsequent colour way launch events in Paris, Palma and Tokyo will be revealed on the night.
An archive of Dotmasters paper works, spanning over a decade of experiments and test sprays. Whether painted to try out ideas for prints or an exploratory working out of colours for new artworks, these paper works form the initial genesis of my well-known prints, canvas and street works.
Painted on fancy french cotton rag art paper, every test sheet is a work of art in it’s own right, from an unseen archive.
Paper is unforgiving: make a mistake and it’s there forever, especially when you’re using spray paint (there is no eraser for that!). Registration for multiple layered works becomes difficult, masking and set up is key to each sheet.
The quality and price of the paper always makes me treat each work with a caution and care that I don’t often feel with other mediums. Always painted for my own eyes and my archive, these works are a personal playground.
For the show ‘Artist’s Proof’, I’ve picked my favourite pieces from my back catalogue. Never before seen or available for sale, these one-off works have evolved from over a decade of work.
Artist’s Proof is my first show for over a year, the show title is a defiant statement that I am still here, still making. Other works in the show are works made in lockdown, experiments with materials and light.
Lockdown has closed us down, locked us up and, in a large number of cases had us reaching for the bottle. It’s good to be opening up again.. join us for a socially distanced drink.
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
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.
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
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
The Westbank Gallery have moved, and their first show in their new space is Big Bang a group show in a really quite cool space, It was the old social centre, so it has a bar in the middle of it, it’s a cool place to see art, or have a drink, or both. There’s a lot of friends in the show and last night was a good chance to catch up, not sure the tequila helped much.
I had other works planned for it, but with the death of Lemmy and Bowie recently i had to mark there passing somehow and the dollar bills seemed a good way to do it, the serial numbers are their birthdays and dates of their deaths.
The shows on for a month, nearest tube is Ladbroke grove, adress is 3-5 Thorpe Close W10 5XL, it’s under the westway.
I’ve been working on some new surfaces and sub-straights, painting bags on bags and working out some new luxury and necessity brand bags to add to my piles (now that sounds wrong). There’s a few shows coming up the first is those nice guys at the Portobello film festival, This years show features works by myself and Joe Rush, Sickboy, Code FC, Lucy Sparrow, Teddy Baden, Peter Dunne, Solo One, Alex Wreckage, Cosmo, and Red Dog. This years show’s venue is the wonderful space at the Louise T Blouin Foundation. Then its off to Nuart with a whole new set of works for the streets of Stavanger.
With some works in a group show in Cape Town in early September its a hectic August. Oh yes and i forgot, the High strikers going to Bestival so look out for it there accompanied by the gobbler and the crack heads to add a twisted unfair corner to the festival.