Filed under: Artwork | Tags: abstract, art, birmingham, digbeth, Graffiti, Newso, shambala festival, Street, think free
16 artists booked, fewer showed. We were there to paint 8 floating walls 8ft x 8ft, the weather held out long enough just about, but we were in a constant battle with “free for all-ers” who genuinely thought the boards were there for them to draw cock and balls on or scrawl a dimly lit message with a flourescent marker.. ‘fraid not festival goers.
My main piece of the weekend was also photographed at almost every stage to create this stop frame animation.
It shows the progression of my board from a mess of writing from friday night to tag, throw up, dub, piece and leading onto my more abstract approach to painting, with a bit of portraiture and cloud “life drawing” thrown in for good measure.. I really wanted to get all painterly with a few little acrylic additions but maybe next time.
I like the movement of the background, slobs captured quite well eating a crisp and a few familiar confused faces make it what it is!
Check the flicks for details and a collaboration from myself and Juice 126.. loving it.