Open Studio, Exhibitions and New Rankin Collaboration Print Launched

I’m happy to invite you to visit the studio at Norlington road from the 12th – 22nd of July.
66 Norlington Road – Leyton E10 6LA

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I have been busy coordinating an exhibition featuring the work of 35 artists to be shown in the common parts of the studio as part of this year’s Leytonstone Arts Trail.  The exhibition, entitled ‘When the Walls Come Down’  will open with a party on the 12th July and will feature performances by Grassy Noel & Ape and will host a number of open studios.

The opening times for the exhibition will be Thurs 12th July 4-7 pm, Fri 13th July 3-6 pm, Sat 14th July 10-5 pm, Sun 15th July 12-5 pm, Mon 16th July 4-7 pm, Tue 17th July 4-7 pm, Wed 18th July 4-7 pm, Thurs 19th July 4-8 pm, Fri 20th July 3-6 pm, Sat 21st July 10–5pm, Sun 22nd July 12-5pm.

Pieces on display at the studio include work made over the last 2 years with a focus on new pieces either in process or recently completed, with some of the preparatory work building for a solo show this September with Ink’d Gallery.

New Print Launched

Eyestorm Art

Exclusive to eyestorm is the new print ‘Stray Pleasures’ a collaboration with celebrity photographer Rankin.

Stray Pleasures by Carne Griffiths

Angie Davey writes about the new work over on the Eyestorm blog…

“I have to say we’re all very excited here at Eyestorm about the works in Carne Griffiths’ latest project. The result of an exciting proposal from well-known portrait photographer and co-founder of Dazed & Confused magazine Rankin, they see Carne take the photographer’s fashion snaps to a whole new level by transforming them into his distinguishable ink and tea masterpieces for Rankin’s new biannual music, fashion and lifestyle magazine Hunger.”

   
The cover of Hunger Magazine and some pages of the feature

“Sexy, sultry and perfectly composed, the five illustrations mirror Rankin’s signature style of portrait photography and are displayed in the magazine as an eight-page fashion shoot, complete with credits to styling, hair and make up and clothes listed just as an ordinary feature would have. The model is Rankin’s wife Tuuli who he often uses as a subject and so the end result is essentially a series of portraits of her, beautifully captured by Carne’s artistic hand.

Of the five original unique pieces Carne produced for the Hunger article, one (which is personally owned by Rankin) has been released as a limited edition print titled Stray Pleasures, exclusively available to buy through Eyestorm from today.”

Click here to see all the works in more detail on the eyestorm website.

Exhibitions


The Art Pavilion (Mile End Park), Clinton Road, London E3 4QY
Friday 13th July, 7pm.

I will be showing 2 pieces of work at Mile End Pavillion as part of this year’s Regent’s Canal Festival.

Regent’s Canal Festival celebrates the 200th anniversary of the London canal. While raising awareness of environmental issues and the wildlife it provides an excellent platform to deliver a wide range of artistic disciplines – Highlights are ‘Tales from the Tunnel’ an incredible audio-visual experience through Islington Tunnel created by Oddscene & Phuq, ‘Venetian Bite’ celebrates the Venetian carnival in Little Venice, sculptures made from recycled material of the ‘Rubbish Art’ series, pedal powered open-air cinema and a floating ‘Origami Armada’. Alongside the canal crossing between Little Venice and Mile End Park a unique festive atmosphere is create through performance, dance, music, market stalls and workshops for children.

70 Artists 7 Days showcases a fast paced journey through cutting-edge contemporary art, Regent’s Canal Festival is pleased to present work from 70 most promising artists of our age. With Walera Martynchik, Kjell Folkvord, Mariella Roos, Matt O’Donovan, Phillip Firsov, Carne Griffiths, Poppy Green, Carrie Foulkes.

The Art Pavilion (Mile End Park), Clinton Road, London E3 4QY
Friday 13th July, 7pm.


Live Performance @ Debut this Wednesday and more news from the studio….

On Wednesday of this week I will be doing a live performance over at Debut Contemporary with Michelin Star Chef Nicola Batavia.  Nicola is the owner of Casa Batavia in Notting Hill and specialises in creating unusual egg dishes – for the performance we will be combining calligraphy, eggs, tea and ink with culinary flair at the presentation of Debut’s Art School Awards at their Gallery in Notting Hill.  If you are as intrigued as I am!, send an email over to rsvp@debutcontemporary.com to get on the guest list – Wed 4th July from &pm..

This collaboration came about as a result of my work with Debut Contemporary and the collaboration with fashion brand JOYCE earlier in the year.  I will be displaying a gift set of the work used by JOYCE which includes 5 printed metal eggs which were  available in vending machines across Hong Kong as part of the ART-SPIRATIONS project, part of JOYCE’s continuing commitment to working creatively with artists.

2 for Joy

The newly created  piece of work – 2 for Joy will also be on display at the gallery  .  The piece coincides with some monumental events in my personal life and I am delighted to be showing the piece with Debut Contemporary.
Hope you can join me there for a celebratory drink!

2 for Joy – Detail – Ink and Tea on Paper – showing from the 4th July at ebut Contemporary.

L’Art de la Radiance

I am delighted to announce that I have had 2 pieces of work selected for the continuing exhibition ‘L’Art de la Radiance’ curated by Alvin Goh in Hong Kong.  The first exhibition was held in a 20,000 sq foot venue on
12nd April 2012  just for 1 night but due to overwhelming response, Cle de Peau Hong Kong have decided to extend the exhibition.

The re-run venue will be held at “The Space”  http://www.thespace.hk/ from July 19-31. The work below will form part of the exhibition which also features the work of 21 Artists selected by Alvin Goh, the online catalogue of the exhibition is available here

Ink’d Gallery Exhibition

Busy in the studio this week making preparations for the September solo show at Ink’d gallery( from Chaos) where I will be unveiling some brand new works / prints / and miniature pieces not seen before – If you’d like to come to the private view please put the 6th September in your diary and send a little mail to gallery@ink-d.co.uk they will put your details on their mailing list so you get lots of notice.  I have some brand new work available through ink-d too – you can check out the new originals and prints page on their website here

Here’s some sketches and pieces on the go in the studio..

De chao ordo.Ink and Tea on paper 75 x 56cm

Chaos, Ink and tea on paper 75 x 56cm