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Murder/Gave up the Ghost

Just a quick update with a couple of paintings I’ve completed recently. Hope you like ‘em:

Murder

Gave up the Ghost

New work @ Fine Grime 4th – 6th May

Just a quick post to mention that I have some new work showing at Fine Grime Gallery in Bath this weekend.

It’s looking like a really fun show, with a bunch of awesome artists in a great venue. Check it out if you are in the area.

I have 2 paintings on show, both are a little different to previous work (well, they feel different to me!) as i think they have more detail than I usually paint. I think having spent so much time sketching recently, the line work has started to influence the way i paint.

I’m really pleased with how they turned out and I’m hoping to mess with the balance of detail/mess in future work.

All that Remains:

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Monument:

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CRAWW @ C.A.V.E. gallery LA, March 10th – April 7th

So it’s the last few days before I fly out to LA for the opening of the group show at CAVE gallery. It’s great to be showing at CAVE again – they did such a good job with my last show there back in December ’10 (man, time goes sooooo fast).

The show opens March 10th and is on view through April 7th and I’m honoured to be showing alongside John Park and Christopher Cuseo with 6 new paintings.

I’m really excited about the show and the new pieces. I approached it wanting to produce a cohesive body of work and worked through a bunch of stuff in my Moleskine before settling on an idea. Working around a theme of “Threads” I’m really stoked with how they’ve turned out. 3 of the pieces are also a lot larger than I’ve painted previously so I was working a little bit outside of my comfort zone!

And as my Moleskine was such an intrinsic part of the process, I thought it would be cool to mark the show by giving away one of the graphite studies done in preparation for the show. I’ll be announcing details over the next 2 or 3 days, so if you want a chance to get your hands on a unique piece of OG art watch this space, or better still, sign up for updates through my site at www.craww.com

Yay for free stuff!

Here’s a taste of the new work, “Faith”:

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2012 already? Some drawings in the store…

Well, helloo there, poor neglected blog.

Apologies for the lack of updates recently, the blame lies totally with an addictive iPhone app called instagram. I’ve never been one for words so having something that’s picture based is a godsend! If you haven’t got an iPhone then you can follow my feed (assuming you have any interest in it!) here

As for recent activity, I’ve just finished and shipped the new work for the show at CAVE Gallery in LA next month. Massively stoked about this one, I’m really happy with the work which is unusual – I think it marks a real step forward so hopefully folks will like it. I’ll update the blog with some teaser images a little closer to the show.

And when I’ve not been painting, i’ve been filling a couple of Moleskines with doodles, drawings and ideas for another day. Again, terribly addictive. I’ve really enjoyed just letting the pencil find it’s own way rather than fretting over colour and composition. I think in the context of a sketchbook pretty much anything goes, so it make s a refreshing change and is very motivational too.

Having just finished my second Moleskine, I’ve taken the opportunity to make 4 of the most recent drawings available through my Big Cartel Store Pics below, but hopefully a great way to get hold of some original artwork at a reasonable price!

 

Craww @ George Thornton Art, Nottingham 5.11.11

My final show of the year!

I’m excited to be showing a selection of new paintings @ George Thornton Art in Nottingham. The show runs 5th – 15th November and as well as the new paintings on paper, will feature some of the work I’ve done on different media over the past year.

Some wood panels, paintings on old drawers and doors and for the first time I’ll be making some original sketches available.

Contact george@georgethorntonart.com for prices and availability

I’ll be there this Saturday for the opening so if you are in Nottingham, come and say hi!

A taster of some of the new work and sketches:

Funeral Party Favourite:

more moleskine

Since getting back from SF, I seem to have become addicted to sketching in the moleskine. I’ve done a couple of new paintings, but I’m really enjoying letting the ideas flow and not worrying about the detail.

I’ve got a bunch of ideas waiting to start on once I’ve got the studio sorted. At the moment it seems like my paints are never in the same place I am, so having the sketchbook to hand has been a bit of a lifesaver.

I also took the opportunity to mess around a little with some digital work, I’ve not touched photoshop (to paint with) since last year – I had to try and remember what to do, but pretty happy with the results.

Keeper:

and some sketches:

 

Spoke Gallery, and SF fun

A little late posting pictures, but the recent trip to San Francisco was awesome!

The opening night for the September group show was a great evening. I was stoked to finally meet Charmaine, Tatiana and Handiedan as well as Ken Harman who did a great job of putting the show together and taking care of us all.

Nice to see Handiedan’s work in person for the first time. There’s so much textural detail to her pieces that is missed in the shots you see on the internet, I was really digging the darker tones of some of her newer work too.

Speaking of black, Charmaine Olivia’s work was equally impressive and by way of contrast, Tatiana’s paintings were buzzing with vibrant colours and energy. Beautiful work!

Opening night:

The rest of the trip was spent hanging out and checking some of the galleries and opening nights. Special mention to Brett Amory’s show at GalleryAD in San Jose which blew me away. Awesome work, haunting and ethereal but still firmly rooted in urban reality.

Other highlights: Hanging with Tatiana and Han and sketching over coffee in the morning. Visiting Charmaine in her studio – inspirational, I HAVE to get a studio sorted. And Ken’s collection of sneakers. We only got to sample a few of them but heard many stories. The guy is obsessed.