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chuck
Chuck
10″ x 10″
oil and ink on canvas

macy
Macy
10″ x 10″
oil and ink on canvas

kim
Kim
10″ x 10″
oil and ink on canvas

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WONDROUS OBSESSIONS: THE ART OF COLLECTING

This Friday sees the opening of the “Wondrous Obsessions: The Art of Collecting”, an exhibition curated by The Connor Brothers at Hang-Up Gallery in London.

You can see the pre-show interview I did with Mike Snelle here

To view the collection of works by Butch Anthony, Candice Tripp, The Connor Brothers, Dr. Victor Schroeder, Giles Walker, Joe Webb, John Henry Toney, Laura Keeble, Mark Powell and Swoon, you can see the catalogue here.

Don’t forget to RSVP to the Private View launch this Thursday from 6 – 9 pm. RSVP is essential as spaces are already limited – please do so here.

May 6 – 3 July
Hang-Up Gallery
81 Stoke Newington Road
Stoke Newington
London
N16 8AD

The show’s theme provided me a chance to let go of any stylistic restraints I (now realise that I unthinkingly) impose on myself as well as exhibit a one-off etching from Goldmark Atelier that would otherwise have remained hidden in my studio.

The collaborative painting that Butch Anthony and I worked on together will also be on show for the first time in the UK. Receiving that canvas from the US was something of a treat because until recently, I had only seen’s Butch’s addition online.




The Earthly Remains of Idi Amin’s Should Demon
Resin & Polymer Clay, Wooden Box
Size: 24 x 15 x 6 cm





There’s a hole in the ground and its playing your song
Unique Etching
01/01
60.5 x 67.5 cm

"I think we are in way over our heads"
I think we are in way over our heads – collaboration with Butch Anthony
oil and ink on canvas
20″ x 20″

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Wonder Cabinet with 18th century reliquary containing the hand of a saint
The Connor Brothers

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Black Cat
Butch Anthony

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The inner workings of a pocket watch
Mark Powell

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It’s not cricket (after John Harris)
Laura Keeble

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Forgive us for our sins
Laura Keeble

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Bangkok 02: baking

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Ideal Brown and I left Bangkok for two weeks to squeeze as many new miles into Thailand as we could. When we returned, I saw him off a day after his initial flight departed (ouch) and got settled in my hotel room-come-studio.

I spent the week running back and forth to Beejoir’s house with a baking pan containing pieces of doll in various stages of completion – detailed here, with pictures of food:

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bake

doll

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mask

doll2

doll4

doll5

dolls

breakfast
Breakfast *sigh*

icecream

Every day an ice-cream man would visit the road. As soon as I’d hear his bell, I’d scramble to my third floor balcony and shout “Sawadee ka, WAIT? WAIT, WAIT!” and then I’d tear downstairs to buy as many varieties of coconut as I could carry.

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Room/studio

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There’s a hole in the ground and it’s playing your song

hole in the ground

My latest etching is finally available! It took several months, two plates, three test proofs and a lot of cramping and it’s finally ready to release into the wild. Goldmark Atelier have been amazing at coaxing my picture out of the scratch-work.

Limited edition of 25
60.5cm x 67.5cm (inc border)
Somerset radiant white velvet 330gsm
£250
click here to buy now

free shipping

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Interview with Mike Snelle

Over on the Hang Up Gallery blog in preparation for the ‘Wondrous Obsessions: The Art of Collecting’ show in May!

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Bangkok 01: visiting Kalwit Studio with Beejoir

Wal cutting some plates

Wal cutting some plates

Beejoir's roof

Beejoir’s roof

~ ~ Back in the days of yore, February we called it, before the Long Weekend that is March, I visited Beejoir in Bangkok with a view to making some art with Sold Out Studios.

I met up with him last year, had a look at his rad home and rooftop studio and swiftly re-evaluated my life. I mean, do I like being cold? Why am I cold? I had to travel all the way to Bangkok to talk to a person’s face about art and galleries and buyers. You know, in a way that we were laughing and it wasn’t all worrying about saying the wrong thing. There’s no judgment when you’re sitting next to a dead snake in a jar while you messily cleave coconut flesh out the shell with your bare hands. At least, I hope not. How come I live all the way over here anyway? It’s wet and there aren’t any palm trees.

We decided it would be a good idea to work together. I like Beejoir and I’m boring, so it means he wouldn’t even have to babysit me that much.
I’d barely been home a minute before I was planning to head back.

When we finally met up, the plans to work on casting a Sally doll in bronze had started to accommodate etchings. Really small etchings on tiny plates with great, big, wide borders.

I was taken to Kalwit Studio and Gallery, introduced to Wal (and his coy mad genius topless dad) and was sent on holiday with a small parcel of copper plates to play with.

Things were off to a great start

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kalwit

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Store closed

I’ll be away, far away, for the next few weeks.

The store will be closed however, I will have occasional access to email and will try to respond as quickly as I can.

shop dates

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You read one book about a witch trial

all of us lr

all of us 1lr

all of us 2lr

all of us 3lr

all of us 4lr

All of us
original painting
gouache on illustration board
21.5cm x 30.5cm
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Masks

Thank you to everyone who ordered a Sally mask. I’ve got some new faces in the works, for next time.

masks

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Online Charity Auction with Solidarty.org

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Bidding ends in 6 hours!

(the brilliant) Laura Keeble and I have collaborated on 3 sets of painted 2p coins in an effort to raise funds for the refugee crisis through Solidarty.org

The work is entitled “Two by Two” and consists of three sets.
Each coin is a 2p copper piece, painted in enamel, with the artists’ names stamped on the back (pictured)
We wanted the starting price to match the coinage, so bidding on each pair started at 4p.

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coin1

coin3

See more of Laura Keeble’s work here – if you miss these coins, keep follow her on instagram as she frequently uses them in treasure hunts around London!

 

Follow Solidarty’s work here

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