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new stuff, a couple of shows

Hey. Enough with the wood malarkey – I’ve been back painting on paper. For the record, Rives BFK is the shiz. It can take so much water and still dry flat. Love it

Anyways, here’s a peek at a couple of all new pieces for some shows coming up this month.

First up, the first work I’ve done for London Miles in (duh) London. I’ve been working on something for the “Literal.Eyes” show opening on 12th May and man, I suffered for this one. It’s actually the 3rd piece I did with the show in mind.

The way I work is very much “make it up as i go along”. I start with half an idea and kind of get in a groove, the painting finds it’s own voice. With this (and a few other upcoming pieces) I’ve been working to fit a theme for a group show and it’s been a f**kin painful process! In this case the theme was art inspired by literature.

Hand on heart, my literary awareness probably extends as far as spiderman comics, but there was something in the idea of Shakespeare’s Hamlet that I though could work with the vibe I was in. Well, I’m pretty damn happy with where I ended up anyway.

Alas:

I’ve also been working on a piece for the good folk at CAVE Gallery’s upcoming 3rd anniversary show, opening May 23rd. I’ll post a proper pic nearer the date, but here’s a peek at a detail for now.

Garden:

“Crooked Comfort” – CAVE Gallery LA 10.12.10

So, a few details on my first show outside of the UK!

I’m stoked to be part of the “Crooked Comfort” show at CAVE Gallery, at their new space on 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA, starting December 10th.

I’ve been hard at work on a bunch of new stuff – 10 new paintings continuing my stream of consciousness ramble through a landscape of skulls, crows and girls with big hands. As well as the OG’s there’ll be some limited edition giclees of selected pieces.

It’s going to be a great finish to a busy year for me – I hope some of you can make it! Here’s a taster of some of the work:

Bandages:

LA show

I’m massively excited and the work is all done in preparation for my first show in LA @ CAVE gallery next month. More details soon, but here’s a little taster of one of the pieces.

Los Angeles, oct 9th – 10th

If anyone is anywhere in or around LA this weekend, check out the Beyond Eden Art Fair, running Oct 9th – 10th.

Looks like it’s going to be a sweet event with some awesome work on show, plus, I’ve got 2 new paintings showing with CAVE gallery in advance of an upcoming show. Bonus!

Go check it out for arty goodness.