Old Boots New Laces

Met up with Ben Oakley at this evening, and was also introduced to Infinity Bunce who is currently curating the 11:11 show over at East Gallery Brick Lane which opens tomorrow night ( more details at http://www.eastgallery.co.uk/) With the last exhibition now finished and packed away – – massive shout to Lucy Wragg for bringing together the crew of fantastic artists and illustrators with so much energy for SORTED, it’s time to look forward to the next….

Old Boots New Laces launches on Friday 17th June – get your glad rags on and get down to the Vibe bar for what promises to be a fantastic evening. (facebook event link)

Here’s the blurb .. A truly powerful eclectic exhibition, showcases unique oils, aerosol works, exquiste ink drawings, urban glass sculpture & quality ltd edition prints.

Agent provocateur, Rowan Newton, Asboluv, Stuart Mcalpine Miller, Carne Griffiths, Gonny Van Hulst, Ben Oakley, Mark Perronet, GaryAlford, Theo Szarowicz, Yvonne Wayling,

Preview evening: friday 17th june 6.30pm – 9.30pm
After party: friday 17th june 9.30pm – 1.00am
With smiley dean & big daddy pugh playing the finest in motown ska northern soul & reggae

Exhibition open to the public 18th – 26th june 2011
Open daily 11am – 6pm
Admission free
91-95 brick lane truman building e1 (above vibe bar)

10 Artists have customised a pair of DM’s including myself and these will be for sale from the preview evening – also there’ll be a new set of my work on show and a brand new lightbox and mini edition of prints for sale along with other previously released prints.. below is a taster of what you can expect from my work but get down there to see the show in all it’s glory – it’s looking damn promising.

Flower of Life showing with London Miles

A new large lightbox installation is currently showing with London Miles at the Show Literal Eyes over on Hanbury street – full details of the show, which features 30 european artists reflecting on their favourite pieces of writing,  can be found on the London Miles website http://www.londonmiles.com/ Get down to 65 Hanbury Street just off brick lane – the piece is on display in the basement where the lightbox is pulsing away – Show runs daily 11am -7pm from the 13th to 16th of May.


Flower of Life – Lightbox

Back from the Signal Gallery’s private view showing Dan Baldwin’s work – Stunning new canvas piece ‘Cyclone’.
Thought I’d publish the image of the first large scale backlit drawing ‘Flower of Life’.  The final piece will be housed in a large lightbox (yet to be designed and built)

New lightbox piece

Tried a new technique today to allow more light to bleed through the watercolour paper – enabling me to select more transparent areas and describe light shapes – decided to make this ‘bulb’ light box – MOTHS – which appear as the bulb is switched on.

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New work from the Antigonish Series

Taking inspiration from the well-known poem by Hughes Mearns

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away…

A series based on our curiosities.. Victoriana – the unseen, secrecy and  obsession.

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Venue for arts trail

I have been fortunate enough to secure the Luna Lounge venue for the Arts trail in Leytonstone which has distinct advantages for the lightbox work I am now producing – Firstly there are 3 or 4 large scale lightboxes already installed on the walls of the Luna Lounge which I can slip work into and secondly the lighting is perfect for seeing through the postcard boxes.  I have now constructed 3 new lightboxes to house the postcard project and am embarking on a series of work exploring the theme of secrecy and the unseen which will use a similar format.    Below are sample images of the three boxes in daylight and with the internal lights switched on to show through the postmarks and wording on the reverse – these boxes are currently for sale at £100.00 each contact art@100sqft.co.uk

Leytonstone Arts Trail

Looking forward to getting involved with this years LAT – particularly with 100sqft but also with the great ‘let’s fill leytonstone with art’ which encourages individuals in the borough to display artwork in their windows.
Sounds like a great idea and a great opportunity to play with the lightbox idea on a large scale!! looking forward to see what people show!