I forgot to post all the photos from Dusseldorfs newest street art gallery called Take a Butchers. I was lucky enough to be a part of the opening show alongside My Dog Sighs, M-One and Los Dave.
Play & Destroy is the latest show at the amazing Play Dead gallery in Southsea. Featuring over 40 skate decks from some of the UKs best street artists this is a show full of variety that is not to be missed.
Czee painted the wall out front and I got a little space inside the gallery for a skatedeck shaped korpworm.
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.
This weekend saw the opening night of Nothing Is Lost by Midge at the Play Dead gallery. A fantastic selection of serene artwork with an intricacy that has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
There is no shortage of great photographers in Southsea. These shots were taken at my solo show in Play Dead by the talented Matt Maber. Social links below photos.
My show at Play Dead will be ending soon. Here is a little look at the artwork on display but you have to be there really.
There are only a few pieces left so speak to Samo at the gallery if you see something you like
On the 11th June I started a 4 week solo show at Play Dead gallery in Southsea. The opening night was a huge success with long queues outside, a packed gallery and a flurry of red dots. There are a lot of people to thank for getting me to that point but I have to start with Samo and Lex who let me exhibit in their gallery. Also got to say thanks to M-One for helping with the paste ups and spreading the word leading up to the show, Hannah, Donna and Samo for letting me crash with them and everyone that backed me on the Kickstarter to help fund the show. Lastly but not leastly a massive thank you to everyone that came to watch me paint the wall and all that attended the opening night, it was great.
THANK YOU SOUTHSEA
I wanted to explore a darker side of my art for the show and ended up with a couple of recurring themes, the most notable of which was the blackworm. The blackworm character is my representation of mental illness. Many of the pieces I created at the show had very small blackworms in them so the artwork looked pretty normal on face value but as you look closer or scratch beneath the surface you will find the blackworms are there. If you visit the show you'll also see the story of how the blackworm originally manifests itself in words and thoughts, at times it takes over completely but can also be controlled with messy consequences. In more severe forms the blackworm can be deadly and this is captured in the piece titled "Please Don't Leave Me".
WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME
There are many more messages and themes within the show that deal with anxiety and addiction which I would be happy to expand on but I'm really interested to hear what everyone else thinks so please let me know what it says to you.
I was blessed with the attention of some fantastic photographers and Instagramers over the days leading up to the show, below are a selection of photographs from the wall and show. If you have any photos you would like added please get in touch.
I still cant decide which version I like best.
Instagram user Jack Williamson came along and recorded a timelapse of day 2.
Very pleased to announce a run of limited edition prints will be available on the opening night of my solo show. Southsea artist M-One (Facebook and Instagram) has captured the process of creating the prints in the following photos. To see the finished article you'll need to stop by Play Dead gallery.
From the 11th June I will be holding a 4 week solo show at Play Dead gallery in Portsmouth. Open evening is on the 11th between 7pm and 9pm. There will be lots of new work on display including a customised surfboard, marker pen korpworms and multi layer stencil art.
The first people through the door will get Korp goodie bags.
Here are a few teasers to wet your appetite.
Very excited to announce my solo show at the Play Dead street art gallery in Portsmouth. Opening night will be on the 11th June and the exhibition will last for 4 weeks. Its free entry and the first people through the door will get a bag full of awesomeness from me. If you can make it please let me know via the Facebook event page here.
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