New work from the Studio & Evening Drinks!

Looking forward to tonight’s private view for Violence of Flowers and seeing friends that I have not seen for far too long.  If you can make it along I will be in the Castle from about 6pm – PV runs till they throw us out.

In the studio I have worked on a few new pieces, recently finished are ‘Overgrown’ and ‘Take Cover’ and am working on a new piece which is now nearly complete – will be posting later.

Hope to see you tonight

First Thursday

Great opportunity to show one of my new pieces down at a new space on Vyner Street taken over by Sean worrall and crew and put up with speed for tonights First Thursday! Happy to give some new work an airing just before the E17 trail over in Walthamstow, have chosen to show the piece Rooted.. .  The piece Somewhere is on it’s way to Eyestorm and the piece ‘somewhere else’ may be hanging soon in the Ben Oakley Gallery – Cheers Ben!

think it will be up for only a few days but will be good to get it on a gallery wall. So much going on when it’s First Thursdays – everyone clambering for a prime spot!!

I’m going to be heading over to see the excellent work of Paul Cummings who is also based at the Norlington Road Studios here in Leyton. It’s been a real pleasure to talk to Paul about his large scale Acrylic paintings, and to have my mind blown by his knowledge and application of colour theory and so much more.. Paul is exhibiting in the Exposure Gallery, Soho, which is situated on Little Portland Street . He is showing a collection of charcoal portraits made from studies of friends and taken from mobile phone images – it’s a great collection of work and I’m looking forward to seeing it set up in the space – The PV Runs from 6:30pm to 8:30pm when I’ll be dashing back over to Vyner Street to take in more of the shows there…

 

just enough time to take a snap of some work in the studio and go frame up the uprooted piece.

For those heading east – enjoy first Thursdays

Hanging – The Violence of Flowers

Went round to hang the work today for the violence of flowers preview this weekend.  I have decided on 7 new floral pieces of work which after the preview will be transported to the Castle in Walthamstow to be shown as part of the E17 Art Trail.  I have ommitted the portrait pieces from this show as I think they seem disjointed from the series of work ..

Also this week three new pieces of work have been requested from Opus Gallery based in Newcastle.  The pieces are Find Yourself, Envy and Revive.  2 of these pieces have not been shown before and this is also the first metre square drawing of mine that has been exhibited, if you would like to see more detailed images of the work there is a handy preview over at the Opus website – you can view it here

Also newly installed in the Art Republic gallery is the lightbox installation – Flower of Life – based upon the geometric pattern, this double sided drawing can now be seen pulsing in the basement of the soho store, the piece is accompanied by the drawing Quill – the link being that both pieces reference the work and life of Da Vinci.

Lots of exciting things happening around the studios and also in other parts of Leytonstone – plans aren’t 100% secured yet but hopefully we will be able to spill the beans on a new project soon…. watch this space

Summer Exhibition with Opus

I have been invited to display 2 of my pieces of work in the Summer Exhibition, with Opus Fine Art, Newcastle.

The exhibition will take place on Monday 8 August – Friday 2 September 2011
Private View: Friday, 5 August, 6-8pm

The Summer Exhibition kicks off with a themed party on the evening of Friday, 5 August by invitation only, where guests can view and buy the works on show, meet artists showing, and enjoy summery cocktails and canapés courtesty of 1OAK restaurant.

Opus will be showing a “huge selection of artwork by the cream of artists on their roster, including Chris Acheson, Andrea Allan,Kim Baker, Lee Chantler, Richard Davidson, Teresa Duck, Michele Fletcher, Nick Fox, Carne Griffiths, Kelly Jayne, Brian Jones, Linda Lencovic, Miranda Lopatkin, Ali Miller, Geraldine Swayne, Natalie Tkachuk and Karl de Vroomen.”

The exhibition opens to the public from Monday, 8 August until Friday, 2 September, by appointment only.

Please contact Opus Fine Art, Milburn House, Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1NR T: 0191 232 7389
E: enquiries@opus-art.com

Contemporary Romantics

As the Tate’s exhibition Romantics comes to a close this summer, DegreeArt will be presenting an exhibition with a fresh approach and a more unique dialogue of Romanticism in its contemporary form. Numerous young artists, of different backgrounds and practices, draw inspiration from the spirit of such a traditional movement, addressing the theme in a new light to discover innovative perspectives by presenting a variety of formulations dealing with a number of issues to characterize today’s social and environmental concerns.

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Unlike the works of Predecessors the collection of works on display seek to explore how postmodern media such as photography and installation art encompass the motif of Romanticism as well as a revival for modern painting.

 

The exhibition contains works by:

Julie Clark, Joe Cruz, Christopher Eyles, Carne Griffiths, Jemma Grundon, John Hainsworth, Michael Hammond, Emmanuelle Loiselle, Alexander Milnes, Rob Reedand Elizabeth Wheeler.

When:
Wed, 13/07/2011 – 12:00 – Sun, 31/07/2011 – 17:00
Private view:
Thu, 14/07/2011 – 18:00 – 21:00
Where:
The DegreeArt.com Gallery, 12a Vyner Street, London, E2 9DG

Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices- June 23rd 2011 at London Miles

Getting ready for Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices with a new piece in the studio. The following piece is nearly complete and will be going down to Hanbury street tomorrow.  Details of the show below

Opening reception: Thusday, June 23rd 2011. From 6pm to 11pm.
On show: June 23rd to June 27th 2011
New Location: 65 Hanbury Street. East London.

London Miles Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition featuring all Uk artists, from street artists Alex Young and Insa, to incredible digital painter Tom Bagshaw. Each artist was teamed up with a particular vice or guilty pleasure at random and are required to create a piece of art inspired by that vice. The outcome has been impressive and to say the least, we are already addicted to this emerging group of UK talent.
Vice is a practice or a habit considered immoral, depraved, and/or degrading in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a defect, an infirmity, or merely a bad habit. Synonyms for vice include fault, depravity, sin, iniquity, wickedness, and corruption.

Featured Artists:

INSA, Alex Young, David Marsh, Tom Bagshaw, Xue Wang, Craww, Carne Griffiths, Mr Gauky, Michael Forbes, Ruben Ireland, Mr Penfold

and more to be confirmed

New work from the Studio

After a short break in Thassos, Greece it has been nice to return to drawing in the studio and preparing for several group shows this summer. shown below are 2 pieces inspired by the recent break – firstly by a book I read whilst away and secondly by the variety of different forms of nature experienced.