As the sun is finally coming out in London, i'm retreating back to the studio and work on a few things before summer hits...
The big news is that production has started on my next London solo exhibition, which will my biggest and boldest solo show to date. I have locked some amazing dj's for the private view, so a big party is already guaranteed....then i'll be working alongside Dublin photographer Joshua Gordon for a joint exhibition called 'Our Girls' which will tour a few cities and see the release of a limited edition publication of the work. If you visit the RCA Secret 2014 postcard show keep your eyes open as i have work included...and when summer finally hits i'll be going to Berlin for a small paint session with some friends and also a collaborative exhibition...more details soon to come.
Amazing Hong Kong shoegaze / grunge band The Yours have commissioned me to do the artwork for the their new LP 'Teengarten' and its subsequent singles. Its my first record sleeve and i couldnt be happier with how great the album is sounding. Below is an unused idea for the albums cover.
After visiting the Capsule tradeshow in Paris back in January, i've designed a few more tees for London / Tokyo label A.FOUR - some for their SS15 collection and some for their second Edifice capsule collection. Good friend (and great photographer) James Pearson Howes asked me to work a few of his photographic images into collages, and the will be released as a small tshirt capsule collection via Londons Real Gold organisation (Ritas dining, Alibi…) ... New Australian / LA clothing label 'BrainDead' have asked me to contribute some graphics for their soon to launch label... and my good friends over in Dublin,The Filthy Club, haveasked me for a design for their next collection... As well as designing graphics for tshirts an Austrian museum have asked me to curate 10 tshirt designs that are important to me for an upcoming exhibition.
Berlin magazine JB (Just Breathe) have just published online a little interview with me HERE, Austrian magazine 'Amateur' have a 6 page spread of my work coming up, and im back in the edit suite finishing my first 'art' film - no documentary, just a tripped out short, designed to be experianced live in a gallery, called 'WAVES'.
1st December 2013
As 2013 is ending i was looking around my studio and saw various pieces from exhibitions held during the year. With the temperature in London getting colder by the day, i always think of those in need, especially those living homeless on the streets. In a small way to help over the festive season i am holding my first xmas sale, in order to raise some money for London charity Shelter by selling these studio works. Every purchase will help out those sleeping rough...so please head over to the SHOP page
Since the end of October I have been incredibly busy....I was commissioned by ACE hotel London to create work for four rooms and during Frieze I was in a 'Three Man Show' with Michael Swaney and Stephen Smith at 18 Hewett Street. I exhibited eight new collages in a group show 'Go Hard or Go Home' on Brick Lane and installed a joint exhibition between myself and London street artist A.CE in Clapton's 119 cafe. Joshua Gordons new label 'Filthy Club' commissioned me to design and produce sets for a fashion shoot as well as design some Tote bags and posters that will be seen around Dublin. UK Clothing label Enclave, featured me as their resident artist on their homepage and you can also find me in the latest issue of Australian magazine Acclaim and issue two of Jaguar Shoes poster newspaper.
In the next few weeks I will be releasing a new abstract screenprint with Manchesters finest Yuck posters, but to keep more up to date, please feel free to follow me on Instagram (Here), Twitter (Here) or Facebook (Here).
Just a few things to put in your diaries if you are in London this month
15th october PV of THREE MAN SHOW, a group show of abstract paintings and sculpture by me, Michael Swaney and Stephen Smith at 18 Hewett Street. 7-9pm. Its over the Frieze week and will on until the following monday.
31st October PV of Go Hard or Go Home, a group show at the Rag Factory, where i will be exhibiting some new collages.
Hope to see you there!
I have finished the first in hopefully a series of short films documenting peoples life stories from my hometown of Twickenham. The first is focused on Ken and features Hells Angels, sleeping with Nico and the death of Jimi Hendrix...
My first solo exhibition in Australia opens this friday, and features the original works used in my Maximum Respect zine.
I have two new Abstract paintings in a London group show opening tomorrow (the 25th of July), details are here...
May / June 2013
The biggest news at the moment is that my zine for Australian Smalltime books is finally available to order! Based on the UK Pirate radio scene of 1991-2001, the zine will also be accompanied by an exhibition in Melbourne. The fantastic website THE HEAVY MENTAL have a nice interview with me about it HERE and the zine itself (only 100 copies so be quick!) is available HERE!
This year i started working with exciting London clothing label AFOUR on graphics, and my first tee designs (SS14) are currently on display in Paris menswear tradeshow Capsule...feedback has been fantastic, and photos soon to come.
Last month I began a documentary series capturing on film local interesting people from my small hometown of Twickenham. My first subject was 'Ken' and I am currently in the middle of editing it...expect plenty of stories about Hells Angels, Jimi Hendrixs death, sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.
Back in June I was honoured to be invited to exhibit some art for the amazing Big Issue foundation as part of their 'Big Noise' festival. I created some fly posters that hopefully you would have seen around the festival if you were lucky enough to have gone.. A few designs are now up in the exhibition section.
Finally, there is also a new print in the shop! Back in April I was part of a group show in Londons Notting Hill (Salon Des Refuges V) and one of the pieces I showed was very popular ('Youth')...so much so that im releasing it as a limited Giclee (50xA2 editions). Available in the shop..