So to return to the previous blog entry of Ill communication. Here’s the final image of a recent commission for Japan, the guy buying it saw a similarity to the work of a Japanese woodcut master Kitagawa Utamaro. High praise indeed. So with a series of misunderstood emails later, 3 canvases and a few days the finished image is completed.
Wandering around brick lane on my way to atlantis, spotted these. Don’t know who did em but loved the technique if not the subject matter. Aren’t these folk famous enough? Is it weird cutting stuff from other peoples pictures or is it just me? Who knows perhaps Nick Knight is getting up. Nice style though. Ian from Wallkandy reckoned they were some sort of viral ad campaign, figures.
Its funny making things for people, especially when descriptions come in another language. Here’s one that won’t see the light of day…will post the desired interpretation of the image as soon as its made. Its been a weird day, finding a common tongue between Japanese, and German and English, caught in a odd feedback loop, hopefully solved now. See here
A great line up for the Whitecross urban art show, the street becomes a gallery for the works of Best Ever , Burning Candy, Carrie Reichardt, David Bray, Dotmasters, Dr D, Filthy Luker, Gavin Turk, Giles Walker, Matt Small, Mysterious Al, Paul Insect, Peter Dunne, Shepherd Fairey, Teddy Baden, Will Barras, Wreckage, Xenz
An amazing TWO day event! Over thirty leading Artists and over ten underground Musicians playing Parisian style on Whitecross Street, East London. Lots of wonderful activities and things to do for ALL ages. Giant knitting, canival parades, silk screen workshops. A childrens photo booth, stencil printing workshops, live art demonstrations, birds of prey and lots more. There will be loads of lovely food available and places to relax to make a whole afternoon of this event.
Saturday the 24th of July and Sunday the 25th
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At Last finished, one of two small maquettes (one aluminum, one card) . Although made to test construction of the larger commission, these smaller ones threw up problems of their own. Some elements of the larger work could not be reduced due to their complexity. The dollar and Mao buck were silkscreened in these smaller editions to recreate the feel of the larger work in smaller scale. Both were both mounted on a backing board to raise them off the wall.
You’ve seen the pics, read the press, now see the video.
The Robin Hood Tax were drumming up support yesterday with Mutate Britain at Cordy house in Shoreditch. An morning press call brought the cameras out on a thankfully sunny day. A small pop up show accompanied the proceedings and can be visited on Saturday and Sunday at Cordy house, Curtain road, Shoreditch. An article can be found here.
Just when you thought the old dog was dead, you find yourself back in cordy house with the usual suspects causing chaos. This time its the Robin Hood Tax , Dr D pasting up the walls outside, Teddy B doing the dog while Pete Dunn and Kevin sort the gallery upstairs. Thursday night see’s an opening of sorts of a like minded bunch supporting something that makes sense….i know advice from the delusional, but cordy house is alive again! Got some stuff upstairs in the show and some on the street below.