So another year another sideshow! This years new creation is Site Beef! The worlds first meat based 1st person shoot me up! Steak prizes too! This years creation is a collaberative affair between some old faces from behind the scenes, Dotmaster, Webbo and multi media from Italia the one and only Erwin & Carlo. The sideshow is based on an old Rice trailer refitted and beefed up! So if your in the Unfairground at Glastonbury festival this year then pop on over to win exclusive limited edition dotmaster steak prizes!
Amazing punch ups by the one and only Dr zadok!
Artcore International and Hotel Elephant are pleased to present Artcore International 14, a four-day Arts Festival taking place in SE1.
The first of an annual showcase of works created by its members, Artcore International 14 provides a unique opportunity to discover a wealth of talented practitioners currently working in London. Spread across two warehouses, Hotel Elephant’s non-traditional gallery spaces offers an alternative visitor experience, by enabling a vast range of work to exist together in one space.
Presented as a journey through the current Artistic practises of its members, the festival rubs Street Art and 3d Mapping, up against contemporary Painting and Photography, Kinetic Sculpture and Performance against Ceramics and Drawing.
During this four-day festival, visitors will be able to experience, the 15-foot fire-breathing dragon created by Paka The Uncredible alongside the satirical photography of Joe Giacomet. The eight-piece soul band Vibrations of Sound share the bill with the bass heavy break beats of Jason Warlock from the Rag and Bone label. Plus, established documentary filmmakers such as Jes Benstock, screening work beside upcoming makers of short fiction film, including Dan Moss.
Artcore International 14 includes work by Artists from groups such as, Mutoid Waste, Whitecross Street Party, Mad in England and Dotmasters.
There is Free Entry to the whole of the Artcore International 14 programme.
My trip to the states meant that i’ve only just signed, numbered and embossed the ‘High Roller’ prints. 50cm x 70 cm, they are a 11 colour silk screen on 375gsm Lambeth Drawing Cartridge paper, an edition of 50 printed by the amazing Mesh in Bristol. They are available from Graffik Gallery for £150. Sorry for the delay, it was tricky print job with so many colours and took a couple of screens more than were first produced to get it looking more like the stenciled version. Thanks for your patience, think the wait was worth it!
It’s been a long association with the Buzzers, The Dotmasters and the C6 disaster unit provided the visuals for their 30th tour around the UK. Touring with a band is one of the best reasons for traveling around the country and hitting walls late at night we’ve ever found. This is the second album cover i’ve done, having already supplied the artwork for 30th’s tours subsequent Live album. It’s the Buzzcocks first full release on LP, CD, Download since 2006′s ‘Flat pack Philosophy’. The Album was funded by pledges online and show that the buzzcocks still have their finger on the pulse as far as new tech methods are concerned (I remember Pete Shelley’s ‘Telephone operator’ in 1983 working as a 8 bit video on the ZX Spectrum). I look forward to getting my hands on a vinyl copy available here. A big thanks to Joe Giacomet for doing all the photography and layout.
I’m working on a silkscreen print at the moment of the cover, hand pulled in a few colour ways that i will release details of through this blog later in the month….so stay tuned.
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks making work for several shows. First off the bat is LA show opens 24th of April, at LAB art. A week later a small pop up show in Miami details to follow later in the week. Meanwhile at Stroke art fair in Munich long time collaborators Widewalls take a stand showing Dotmaster works from The Widewalls Collection as well as a special exhibition ‘Photographie München’; an installation by Brazilian artist Ale Jordao; the black-light artist Lukas Fertsch; and an on-site tattoo studio.217 S. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles CA
Releasing this print today ‘High Roller’ A 10 colour print on 370 gsm Lambeth drawing cartridge 51cm x 72cm (20″ x 28″). It’s an edition of 50 available from here, It’s £150 plus P&P
I had Ian Cox pop down to the studio recently, it’s always nice hanging out with Ian, we’ve been working on things together since the early days of Nuart. It’s a busy time in the studio right now with 3 sets of work going to shows in LA, Miami and the stroke art fair in Munich. Ian caught some great construction shots as the afternoon wore on.
Just left Dubai after a whirlwind week of a show, Art Dubai, and a spot of painting on JBL Walk. Urban Art is a pretty new thing for the United Arab Emirates and almost unknown in Dubai, so i was pretty impressed with the turn out at the courtyard gallery for the private view. You don’t get as diverse a crowd any where, Emirates Bikers on huge custom Harley’s mixed with Dubai’s glamourous art set and street artists from Beriut & Abu Dabi. The show POP Wall, mixed works from the Graffik Gallery’s stable of artists and middle eastern artists curated by the Courtyard gallery, flowing arabic handstyles next to western stencils and islamic pop art works, a great show that gelled to show a common humour and attitude.
It’s not so easy to find spots to paint in Dubai, there’s no tagging, no flyposting, despite an abundance of building site hoardings and amazing spots. With cans of paint hard to source and at an incredible cost (almost $24 a pop), not to mention strict rules and penalties its not hard to work out why. Coupled to the fact i was painting large piles of trash i was amazed to finally get something street side. I have to thank Otto and his team at the Ocean View Hotel for letting me play on their hotel front, just on JBL Walk. By way of thanks i popped a few framed works around the hotel. If you want to convince someone something is art its often handy to have some whacking great gold frames to make the point.
Thanks to all who came to see the show, it runs till the 17th of April so if you didn’t get a chance to come down to the preview there is still time yet. A huge thank you to all who helped make this trip possible from Graffik, Ollie and Jay, who set the whole thing up and facilitated an amazing stay. From Courtyard, Samia and Nadine who were amazing hosts, put on an great show and found me spots to paint and The Ocean View Hotel, Otto and his team gave us free reign of the hotel and generally looked after our wants and need. Thanks all, see you next year?
Dubai’s first up, with a show at the Courtyard Gallery in collaboration with Graffik gallery from London. It promises to be a interesting show with stablemates from Graffik and artists from the local Courtyard gallery merging middle eastern and western ideas of pop art.
The show coincides with the Dubai Art Fair, so there will be a buzz around town. We will be live painting in and around the gallery for a week or so, so if you have a public wall in need of some trash drop me a line via the contact form on the site.
The Courtyard gallery
AL QUOZ 3, STREET 6A
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES