I was commissioned to create an original artwork very similar to my young Queen on £10 note artwork “£QE10″ except to put Pablo Escobar on a Colombian banknote. Below you can view the video of me creating the artwork.
It’s a two layer artwork (part of my Torn Series artworks) with the first layer being the ballpoint drawing on paper then the torn out enlarged banknote on top.
It’s quite a big artwork for me at 77x60cm unframed and took about 6 weeks.
Recently provided a set of my special edition prints to help decorate a nice new flat in a very smart part of town. Photos below.
Even created a new hand finished print for the client (“Twiggy”, above left). There are 3 in the special edition, more info here.
Below is “Audrey Widnow” & “KM199X”, Large, more info on that one here.
And below here is one of the hand finished “Coco Chanel” canvas prints, more info on those here.
Extremely excited to announce this solo exhibition; “Grandly Grimey“!
My first solo exhibition with a gallery since 2012, this will be my biggest yet.
Grandly Grimey will be on show at Westbank Gallery, London, opening on 22nd September 2016.
‘The artworks I’ll be showing work to recontextualize classical ideas of power that were once portrayed through artistic movements such as Rococo into today’s urban counterculture.
I’m working to subtly subvert these old elitist styles of beauty, not to dis respect or dishonour them, but to bring them into the contemporary landscape where anti establishment feelings are the new à la mode.’
Video of me drawing with Micron Fine marker in my left hand and drawing with ballpoint pen in my right hand at the same time.
I’m kind of messing about here but I do often use my left hand on easier areas when my right one is tired. Using 2 is almost feasible but not on a long timescale or maybe i just need to practice more.
Below are a couple photos from the same artwork in progress.
MIX3 is a group exhibition on show at Underdog Gallery, running until April 3rd (2016).
The opening night was 17th March ad attracted a big crowd as the group shows tend to, at the gallery. I heard that about 500 people came altogether!
I have 3 canvas prints in the exhibition showing along side many great artists, (full artists roster below).
Left is one of my hand finished “Coco Chanel” canvas prints hanging in good company, surrounded by Banksy and Shepard Fairey artworks. Click to enlarge.
Banksy – Shepard Fairey – Antony Micallef – Matty Small – Does – Eelus – Mason Storm – Raven Armoury – Trust. iCON – Dolk – Lora Zombie – Daisuke Sakaguchi – Mr Feeney – Jim Vision – James Mylne – Sally Kendall – Daniel Fisher – Charlie Mcfarley – Harper Deyong – Daniel Mernagh – Nicolas Ruston – Paul Wood – Michael Tate – Wreckage International – Nathan Bowen – David Williamson – Arturo Garcia De Las Heras and Miles Khan
I entered 2 original postcards into this years RCA Secret, London & Dubai (more info here).
The RCA Secret Blog interviewed me (very briefly) to feature on their blog, you can view it here.
The Dubai one opened a few days ago, the London one on 15th April.
Personally, I’m looking forward to the artists’ party at the RCA in couple weeks.
At the moment this is a one off AP (artists proof) print. Its a cropped version of the artwork “Samsara In The City”, to see more info on that artwork click here.
There are no plans to do more prints of this at the moment but that may change in the future.
Click image to enlarge.
1 off AP (un-numbered), signed, Giclee print on Fine Art Cotton 250gsm,
90x65cm (un framed),
Had a short interview with an educational design blog (see here) where they recognise me & present me as a pioneer for the ballpoint art movement. Another blog called The Ballpointer have also previously described me this way. It is nice to be recognised this way.I know it sounds vain, but it is important to me as I do feel I have helped lay the ground work for ballpoint art, specifically ballpoint photorealism.
I’m not the first person to create drawings in ballpoint but I’m pretty sure i’m at least among the first 2, to create PHOTO-REALISTIC drawings in ballpoint ever, which is kind of cool. I’ll move my smug face on now.