Monday, 25 June 2012

Worst invigilator ever...

So, as much fun as the Fringe Arts Bath was to curate, there's only so much invigilating one man can endure (and thats the excuse I'm sticking with). And as I was conveniently armed with 'supplies',  I decided to paint a horse...

In the brief moments before creation took place, i decided that a horse would be a good representation of time, due to its many key roles in our evolution, society came to be...
But, to be honest, by the end i was just enjoying the paint, and I take no shame in that.

Fringe Arts Festival (continued)

These are the pieces i submitted for the exhibition. Originals as always, B2 size, pencil on screenprint.

Time is about what we choose to remember, 
and the things that remind us’


2. Shot

Fringe Arts Festival

This month Paper Jukebox exhibited once again together as a collective! At the Bath Fringe Arts Festival.
Running over two weeks, it took place on Stall street, right opposite the famous Roman Baths; an incredible location, in what has to be one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever seen. Seriously, if you haven't been, go!

Our exhibition was entitled “Time”, and through each piece gave a small glimpse into how we as a collective understand it…

Throughout the exhibition we thought we’d add a little flavour, so during our invigilating shifts we decided to put on a variety of live art exhibitions for people to watch. Anything from drawing, to a wide variety of live print making techniques; I myself did a large painting on the wall.

We also exhibited some of our limited edition iPhone covers,  kindly printed by Mooskins solely for this exhibition. This is my one, using a crop of one of piece 'Spitfire'. 

Time is about what we choose to remember, 
and the things that remind us’

(much more detail of my work to follow)

Monday, 18 June 2012

Popshot + Art In The Underbelly exhibition

Last month i was commissioned by Popshot magazine again. They had teamed up with 'Art In The Underbelly', and were collaborating to put on an exhibition to hang the walls of 'The Rumsey Wells' gallery in Norwich. There were 14 poems accompanied with 14 illustrations, and as it was the first time Popshot had ever been commissioned to fill a physical gallery space, everyone was very excited about it!
The gallery was open May 10th-30th, and although i was unable to visit the show myself, (due to another ongoing exhibition), i've had a confirmed great response and even better reviews from those that did make it.

The poem allocated to me was entitled "Berlin Polaroids" by Laura Elliott.

Berlin Polaroids

On the balcony, beneath fanned yellow leaves, 
you fade into the drapery of the covered chair. This evening 
I decide to chase colour; a red apple bulbed 
in a white sugar bowl, tokens tucked into teacups, 
serviette flourishes in champagne flutes, a twisted yolk 

of marbles on a green tie-dyed tablecloth, like folded water.
I am drawn further away from you; ornaments 
in front of windows, flowers like paintings 
brushed on glass, fingertips tapping the sky.
But then, better still, this empty wine bottle 

tucked into the shade of a frame, distinguishable only 
by a flash of light down the flank, reminds me of you, 
flinching in the silver evening as the sun ducks 
below the rooftops and night collapses 
into the courtyard, flaring open the windows 

like eyelids one by one, your skin steeped in smoke 
as a last cigarette unfurls into the dusk. 
So I return to you, the way you can become a colour
through its slow shadows, the way you are composed, 
now tiger striped and rippling fire.