Well we are up and running, Phlegm at it in the beer halls, Herakut’s room painted and ready. The next few weeks will be a mix of paint, drink, film and mayhem…. probably. Saft.no are back at it with the dynamic perspective rig and a big pimp RED camera and hand built pimped out steady cam rig.
So you can be sure of some beautifully crafted video documentation coming soon. Well, its friday, the calm before the storm. 5 more artists hit the walls tomorrow, Escif, Huyro, Herbert Baglione and Tellas. With new artists arriving everyday the numbers grow steadily, with the beat of the drum on this slave ship beating out rhythm “planning speed”
So the project i was working on in Bergen was postponed due to the sad imbecile who decided to try and go down in history through incredible acts of stupidity and cruelty in Oslo last week. I won’t dwell on it but the best thing we can do in reaction is to ignore the sad fuck and commiserate with those affected. Anyhow after a brief stop in Bergen i flew to Stavanger to paint the canvases bought during the Outside in show, luckily the postponement gave me extra time to furfil the mountains of orders placed at the gallery. Thanks Stavanger i feel really loved. Of course because i was stuck in the studio the sun decided to shine, why o why couldn’t done that for the last time when i was stuck up a cherry picker for 60 hours. Today it became too much and i had to get out on the street and put something up (as you can see above). The police even drove past, slowed down waved and continued on their way…you gotta love this town.
Banging them out in the Numusic office.
This week Stavanger was host to the tall ships race, the harbor was chock a block with boats of all shapes and sizes, with the largest tall ship in the world in attendance. Walking along the harbor side was like being transported back to the 1700’s a really cool festival.
Arrived and had 24hrs to paint the stuff i was going to show. An all nighter and some of the next day and the wall was hung with minutes to spare. Busy beyond belief, the prizes left over from Glastonbury selling out in minutes. Sold allot of work, funny been working in Stavanger for 6 years now and never really had an product to sell, suppose the folk here have been waiting cos there’s not much left.
Thanks to all who came and supported the event, thanks to all those who bought some work, and thanks to Tore, Randi, Susan, and of course Reed Projects who made it all possible.
you can check out more photographs of the show at the nuart flickr page here
Took part in the Madrid Street Advertising Takeover, I was put in touch with these guys through Dr D, thanks D. Glad they got away with it, heres how it went:
April 30th we set out at 5:30am in 4 teams, each consisting of a trolley filled with posters, 3 installers, and one photographer. The action took less than an hour and I sit writing this only hours after we finished. As it looks now, Cemusa has discovered that they have been targeted and we have been watching workers check and count the takeover locations. While I would expect them to remove our work immediately, they have not. This is either because they do not have commercial content to fill these spaces, or like in Toronto, they are documenting the damage. Read more here
There is no Subculture only subversion.
So, tidying up the studio and trying to organise the place for a hopefully imminent move, i came across a number of the old Cans Festival posters from Banksy’s Leake Street event back in 2008. So seeing as they were so popular the first time round i decided to do a second edition. Its an edition of 25 numbered signed and blind stamped and available here. Price is £150 and they are going fast even before i post this.
The Guest Bassett gallery has had a makeover, come see the space and some works by myself and friends.
What a day! What a place! Painting with Daim and Loomit today!!! Heroes of mine and painting at the same place and same time, it couldn’t get better, ok it could be summer, not -1, not snowing but other than the chapped lips and cold toes, it rocked! This Tunnel is amazing, work by flying fortress guesting Akut’s eye, Loomit, Daim a shit load of the best guys you could ask for, will get a full list tomorrow.
managed a few walls, you will have to excuse the poor photography from my blackberry, better shots to come tomorrow, too late, too tired and too cold.
the Tunnel is well worth a visit if your in Munich. All works look set to ride for a year or so, they are all protected with that dam anti graffiti wax that stops us touching things. Never had so many people stop to talk about a zone, reminded me of nuart in a way, a lot of love for this tunnel in this town.
Landed in Munchen this afternoon, went to the ghostyard paint shop where they raided their own personal stash for some shades they didn’t have on the shelves and went to visit where i am painting tomorrow.
Its a cool cycle tunnel by the river isar the tunnel has been curated by loomit and its looking great, Its a stroke of luck to get into this cool spot! Most of the artists have painted their walls with only loomit and myself left to paint. Theirs snow on the ground and its bloody cold, but tomorrow looks set to be a day of foot stamping and hand clapping spraying….cant wait. More photos to follow.
So it was a mad 24 dash to get the thing together but 6 of the 9 of the ‘Capture’ series went on show at the Black Rat Press gallery in Rivington Street last night. A series of stencil painted canveses depicting famous cctv footage. A decision to make a more interactive element at the last minute, resulted in manic midnight carpentry, thanks shaun. The final 3 of the series will appear over the course of the show, shambolic i know, but its been hectic and blah blah blah.
It was a busy night a big thank you to all who came! A special thank you to Fatty and his Viking longboat.
More photos of the works can be found here
images courtesy of Sandra Butterfly
Nice review of the Schoony Boy soldier show By Sandra Butterfly at Blackall Studios in the east end. The show moves later this week to Graffik London in Portobello road, West London.