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Beach Paint jam Mallorca

Widewalls curated a soon to be demolished hotel in a small bay in Mallorca, In less than 48 hours 9 artists covered the crumbling hotel with some amazing artworks. Artists: Nick Walker, Dotmasters, Loomit Conor Harrington, Lucy McLaughlan, Zadok, Sickboy, Banek, Ezequiel

The Nicest guy in Graffiti

So, just back from munich, and was treated by loomit to a whistle stop tour of the places that matter, had to share some shots, crappy camera phone no time and a whirlwind of chat, swaps and show and tell.

A large pile

Well it’s been a great few days, the weather has been great, St Ottilien is an amzingly peaceful and beautiful spot and the people have been amazingly helpful, chill and entertaining. Arrived after a hectic couple of weeks in Stavanger for Nuart and a really break neck stop in London on route to Munich.to say this monastery is a change of pace is to understate it. Curated by Vis a Vis with the hleping hand of Loomit the mission for 12 artists was to paint large scale works around the Monastery outside of Munich. Yes thats what i thought, crazy. as it turns out not so crazy the works work well around the place and the artists have really taken the theme of heaven meets earth into their murals….I know what your thinking…what on earth was i going to paint….me too. So i squared it with them first that it would be ok to paint a massive pile of trash. So far so good. So half way through a massive pile of trash, its 12 feet high, (see pics below) i had just finished for the night when the producer of the festival a nice guy called Al;exander came up to me and said “where’s the rabbits?”
“That’s funny” i said “the guy who’s wall it was was asking where the rabbits were too”. (hes a butcher and the building is a slaughterhouse, makes good sausage apparently) The producer says “you said you were going to paint a pile of rabbits”I nearly shit myself laughing, No mate a pile of Rubbish!
To bring it on message with the projects title i added the boy writing “we were given paradise” as much to make a comment on them letting me paint as to make trash on their walls as the general decline of the world into detritus entropy.  (just a construction shot below to give you some scale)

Thanks to all those who made this possible especially Father Cyrill, Christian, and Alexander who has more rabbit than sainsburys.

Heaven meets earth

So, now thats all over its time to do some painting myself. I got invited by the legend Loomit who i got to meet a couple of years ago painting in Munich to paint a monastery in the wilds of Bavaria the project is called heaven meets earth and is a curated series of works around the Ottilien Monastery. i know it sounds a crazy idea by Loomit is probably the only writer that could pull it off.

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So fly into London to pick up my stuff and off to Oktoberfest….well munich area anyhow. Luckily i am painting at the same time as M-city a long time friend from Nuart so i know Octoberfest won’t be the only ones getting trashed in Bavaria this week.

 

Austere bus pass

Simply record the bleep of the bus Oyster card reader on your phone, then wave the Austere card over the reader, playing accompanying bleep sample.Edition of 50, available at the show this evening.

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So first couple of days on site at Fuji Rock Festival and the site is taking shape. up in the mountains, its hot as hell, but we ain’t complaining. The hospitality is amazing, incredible sushi at squishy’s (i presume its a nick name), and hot geo thermal baths after every  days work and i though i was at a festival, feels like a holiday camp! The sideshows are slowly taking shape and the collection of sideshows and attractions are going to work really well together. We even have a group of indian fakirs coming from india to eat light bulbs and generally amaze us with their feats of strength.


Tea time for the crew….none of that green stuff for our crew, someone brought a industrial box of yorkshire tea with them.

A Boy

Its summer and from mid way through this month i’m rarely in the studio till after Nuart in October. So i thought i’d release the last print from a batch of printing that was done over the winter. You may remember it from Robin Hood Tax posts from before.

They are an 2 colour Edition of 43 on 300 gsm arches 88

£25 with P&P £10
You can get them here 

TOY print release….finally

So finally here is the TOY print, much delayed and with an entire miss print run in between. 5 colour silkscreen on 300 gsm arches 88 cotton rag 56x76cm hand finished with a roller and red acrylic paint. Its a slightly smaller edition of 41 rather than the 50 previously stated, but the price is still the same £80.

Postage and packing is £20 which sounds steep but each print comes double tubed and trackable, the extra weight of the tube system adding to the postage.   These things are post proof, there is nothing worse than getting something that has been smashed up in transit is there. Those within the UK will receive there prints with royal mails next day delivery, outside the UK will be sent Royal Mail Airsure. You can buy there here.


All come blind stamped signed and numbered with an accompanying C.O.A
There is a smaller blue edition of 7 in blue at £140 plus £20 P&P
 you can buy there here 

Aside

Suppose its the right year to be messing with this sort of thing.  Remember, I’m in East London, in a Diamond Jubilee year,  you can’t help but want to take some of these icons and make them your own.