Live Painting on Whitecross St
Organised each year by artist and Teddy Baden, the street is transformed and includes some of the world’s most creative living non-conformist artists. I was lucky enough to be chosen to paint on perhaps the sunniest weekend of the summer alongside Will Barras, Milo Tchais and more.
OPEN HOUSE LONDON with Child Graddon Lewis
I created a mural for cgl architects on Commercial Road back in May and they are opening up the courtyard for a public viewing for Open House London here
…and if you want to see how it’s done, here’s a video of me on the coffee again as the painting progresses in superfast time!
SOLO SHOW at the BEN OAKLEY GALLERY
The title of this show, In The Mean Time, reflects not only the very literal sense of Mean Time (Greenwich where the show is based) but also the idea of the phrase. I like the famous quote “Life is what happens whilst your busy making plans” It all seems relevant in the run up to the Olympics with all these grand schemes and future plans to just consider London, and in particular Greenwich and it’s surrounding area as it stands now, in 2012.
Thank you to everyone who made it down to the show, and to the BOG for making it such a success. For more images of new work check out the painting section of this site and for any enquiries and available work please contact Ben at the gallery.
We also installed a little one-seater cinema in the gallery which showed my film Things Change. And I produced a very limited edition screen print of the wall which can be bought on my shop and also at the lovely Nelly Duff on Columbia Rd.
UPFEST URBAN PAINT FESTIVAL
On a lovely and wet weekend in June I headed off on my annual trip to Bristol with a bag of paint. I set to the task of brightening up this abandoned and boarded up shop.
Thanks to all of the people who stopped and said hello and to Lee at global street art for this picture of me disguised as a ne’er do well, huddled in the doorway!
Here are some more pictures of the final result;
Community Kite Project
I curated an exhibition of kites by artists Dave Anderson, Jon Fox, Will Barras, Kid Acne, EMA, Ryan Callanan, Hattie Stewart, Telegramme, Alex Turvey and myself. You can view all of the other kites here
We also ran a series of free kite making workshops down at the lovely Space54 on Rivington Street. Here are some photos of the workshops… Thanks to everyone who came down to make a kite, we had a lot of fun!
New Hotel Room, Brighton
In February I was asked to paint a new hotel room at the Artist Residence hotel in Brighton, here is a A video by Sharon Kilgannon filmed whilst I painted the walls…
spraypaint and acrylic on canvas
A collaboration with Christopher Jarratt
Christopher Jarratt made this beautiful slingshot which I decorated with enamels especially for the Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich. If you’re in the area pop down and have a look around this lovely little gallery based south of the river in Greenwhich Market.
Exclusive artrepublic screen print
A new print featuring the new London 2012 Olympic Park under construction. Part of a series of work documenting the changing landscapes of east London, this hand finished edition of 30 is exclusive to artrepublic. The original is currently touring Japan in a charity exhibition to raise money for the victims of the earthquake.