I'm very pleased to announce that my first solo show of 2018 will be held at Play Dead Gallery in Southsea. The show runs for 6 weeks beginning with a preview night on the 20th January.
In Quiet Desperation is the much anticipated follow up to the successful 2016 solo show will see me further explore the other side of our persona, the masks we wear and the places we go when we are alone. Bringing to the surface all the the things we suffer in quiet desperation.
I hope to see you there and would very much appreciate it if you could share the event to help spread the word.
Korp: In Quiet Desperation
20th January to 2nd March 2018
Preview Night 20th January 2018 7pm to 10pm
Play Dead Gallery
131 Highland Road, Southsea, PO4 9EY
There is a huge demand for skateboard decks at the moment with a handful of secret commissions completed in the last few days. This one however was an indulgence because I wanted to see how the rainbow feathers would work.
This large Robin Williams stencil portrait has just come back from the framers after having some non-reflective glass added to it. You can now see a lot of the detail much easier which if you look very closely includes hundreds of tiny Blackworms to make up the shadows and some large ones either side of his face.
I'm a stencil artist at heart but previous limits on my time meant that the protracted aspect of hand cutting stencils took a back seat. However I made an exception for the Play Dead show and put in the hours to produce a stencil piece of a Robin Williams photo, not only was it a great image it also linked seamlessly into the theme of the show being about hidden mental illness.
I'm both pleased and saddened to have recently sold this piece but I know the buyer well so I'll be dropping round to stare in those eyes from time to time.
After a long wait button badges are back by popular demand. This new set of four includes two Blackworms, a Korpworm and a Team Korp badge. Get yours here while stocks last.
To mark World Mental Health Day I'm releasing these brand new A4 posters of my own personal metaphor for mental illness, the Blackworm. There is no charge so feel free to print and use them as you wish. I'm really interested to see whether you frame it, paste it up or just use it as a wallpaper on your phone so let me know by tagging me on Instagram or Twitter using @korporate
I went to Landschaftspark in Duisburg, Germany the other and what are the chances I found one of my stickers there...couldn't resist getting this photo.
Also took the opportunity to get an arty shot with the My Dog Sighs brolly.
Very happy to be a part of the Urban Art group show at Chapel Arts in Cheltenham. Here are some photos of my pieces available at the show (including some work in progress shots). Scroll down for a link for more photos from the the other artists including My Dog Sighs, Mason Storm, Dice67, TankPetrol and many more.
Big thanks to Dice 67 for hooking me up.