Five years ago alongside Juice 126 and Zoot I painted the word Forward, Birmingham’s motto in Baskerville font, Birmingham’s offering to the world of printed letters.
This summer I spent 4 days with Gent improving it in the run up to the City of Colours Festival, who paid for a lot of the paint and blagged us a scissor lift, without which would have made this a lot harder to paint. I think Gent’s characters sum up Birmingham quite well, striving forward, but stumbling in the push and falling to the ground. There’s also an element of Animal Farm in there.
A rushed late night and early morning paint with Gent.
A couple of better photos of jobs from Maypole youth centre, with Gent48 on the portrait work.
Funny workshop today at cotteridge park
Painted another New Balance inspired piece for Sneaks and Peaks the other week. Limited edition gold year of the dragon trainers fresh out of the box. These are the only ones I could find with a character involved. I can’t afford to keep buying these just to paint from so if you have any new NB colourways and would like to lend them to me for the day drop me a message, or if anyone’s reading with a supply and would like to donate pairs definitely get in touch. I’ve spoken to NB’s PR company with no luck…
Heres a few photos from the show today, it was really successful thanks for everyone who came down and supported. Some work is still available, I’ll be selling some in an online shop but until then, drop me an email if interested.
Open until January 6th, the graffiti life gallery advent show has works from 24 artists. well worth a look if you’re in London.
My piece from the graffiti life advent show opening tonight.
I was thinking about the concept of the holographic principle and I wanted to use it in a piece. The foreground melting away from the construct of the grid is a reference to this and other ideas about perception. The piece is titled “A thin sheet of reality”, which is also the title of a discussion I watched on the subject and it fit the work well.
The piece is 420mm x 600mm and is matt spray paint on 6mm MDF.
Available to buy from The Graffiti Life Gallery
Just received this scan of an article written by Joe Holyoak in Urban Design.. its a great piece, thanks Joe.