Wednesday, 5 June 2019

HAPPY FAMILY - BATTISTA vs HOAKSER PRE GRAFFALITE PAINTING


The ongoing series of PreGraffalites just got added to with this latest piece called " A Happy Family - The Thread of Life, originally painted by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Torriglia (1858 - 1937). 

BEFORE...


AFTER...


This old reproduction print on hard board has been carefully doctored with acrylics and remixed with a commissioned looking Family mural in the living quarters of this hard working family.. I wanted the mural to look faded and blend in with the rest of the painting,which required lots of weathering and washes as it looked far too fresh without..


The aim of these paintings is to include graffiti style artwork into them as if it always belonged there.. It sounds easy, but adding artwork around or behind already existing shapes, shades and tones of colour requires lots of paint mixing and careful choices which can't be erased if it looks wrong.. It's quite a slow process that needs quite a lot of thought and careful application mostly with small brushes.. 


Also featured in this piece is that masked man character proudly hanging on their wall, along with a few other bits of artwork they seem to like.. The chunky wooden frame got re sprayed in black, which compliments the piece and looks much nicer (in my opinion) than the original old wood and has been finished with a coat of lacquer. 


As usual, if you'd like this piece to be hanging on one of your walls, head over to the store (here) where its currently listed with worldwide shipping available..

Thanks for looking!!

BLACK BOOK SESSIONS - DRIPPY FACE CANVAS


More brush strokes and paint sprays were made to dry in the shape of another one of those drippy faced characters recently...This one was painted on a 51cm x 40cm canvas with lots of layers / built up textures and like many of my most recent works on canvas, has shiny chrome and fluorescent paint that reflect light and hopefully burn retinas..


Featured in this piece is that masked character I've been dropping for the last two decades which started life from a scribble in a book all those years ago.. The concept for this painting was also born from a sketch in one of my many black books, and similar versions have been painted on walls in spray paint (at Upfest 2018) so it was nice to develop the idea further in more detail, on a smaller scale..


If this one takes your fancy and if you think it belongs on one of your walls, you can find it here ( in my Ebay store) 

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

THE DISCARDED


Painted with acrylics on top of a spray painted background, this 61cm x 46cm painting is the latest study of one of those drippy faced characters on a chunky stretched canvas.. Developed from a scribble in the sketchbook (pictured below) this piece has a silvery chrome /multi colored background which reflects differently depending on the lighting..




If you'd like to own this or another one of my original paintings please check out my ebay store to see whats currently available..

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

RESIN STATUE - MR.BOGGLEGOX



This 20cm tall object is a one of a kind, hand made chunk of resin with a magnetically articulated head..Mr.BoggleGox's face is an original sculpture and all the parts used to make this figure are from original sculpts from previous releases. 




Hand painted with spray paint and acrylics before finishing with clear lacquer..This piece's head fully detaches from the body so it can be rotated to face any position.If you'd like to invite this guy round to sit on your shelf, he's currently waiting in my Ebay store..

Monday, 20 May 2019

PEASHHH - DRIPPY FACED STUDY


The latest drippy faced study on canvas recently happened on a 60x20cm stretched canvas and this is it....With a similar use of chrome and neon paint in the backgrounds to some of my most recent canvases, the flat white and grey scale contrast well against the shiny bright colors behind the figure.In certain lights the chrome parts look white and set against the fluorescent orange and yellow the whole thing pings..




 As usual, it was painted with spray paint and acrylics and has been signed lots of times throughout the piece. 
If you'd be like to be the one who has this hanging on their wall, this has recently been added to my ebay store here... PEASHHH!!!

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

ALPHABET SOUP PRINT


25 letters and a recognizable O...Ask any graffiti writer and they'd tell you that having your own lettering style is important, and over the years I'd like to think I've developed mine into something of my own.This Alphabet soup design was digitally created from an A3 drawing on paper in pencil and ink.. A limited amount of them are currently available from my stores in A3 and A4 sizes with free UK postage...


Friday, 19 April 2019

WALL LICKER - SPRAY CAN SCULPTURES


More empty cans rose from the dead a few days ago in the form of these big mouthed "Wall Lickers".. Sculpted with air drying clay and brought to life with spray paints and acrylics, each can is unique and has been burst open and depressurized, making them safe to post and display forever.. Currently available from my stores, take a look around to see what's available at the moment if you want to pick one up to make your shelves look more interesting..Some of the latest ones are pictured in this post and new cans are being made all the time, so keep your eyes peeled and your mouths open!





Thursday, 4 April 2019

GRAFFIC TRAFFIC - TRANSIT VAN BLACKBOOK PRINTS




Over the past year or so I've sometimes found some time to draw a quick outline on a van and have gathered a pile big enough to do a few different editions of this sort of idea. Originally drawn onto a4 van templates, each one has recently been scanned into a computer and compiled into this print..Head over to the store if you want to pick one up..They are available in A3 and A4 sizes and come with free stickers..


Sunday, 31 March 2019

LIVE AND BREATHE


More paint in the shape of that character I often do has recently been applied onto this 2 piece painting on canvas.. Each one measures 40x40xm, making this a at least 80cm in length and it could be displayed with a small gap between the two?
The background consists of my recently discovered fascination for chrome and shiny vs neon fluorescent, with lots of textures going on in between...
This one features one of those Wall Lickers I make - controlled by a firm grip!




If you'd like to make this painting appear on your wall, keep your eye on my stores ( here ) as I'll be making it available soon...Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

SPRAY CANS ON LEGS



These 25cm tall spray can customs are my latest efforts to reduce the never ending pile of dead cans I make and turn them into something else..Complete with hand cast resin legs from an original sculpt which are mounted to a sculpted base.The legs have magnets embedded inside them which grip a magnet attached to the bottom of the spray cans.. Each one is a unique mix of original sculpture, cast resin and recycled materials..


Like most of my work, they were painted with spray paint and acrylics and given several layers of washes to get that grimy look just right..Finished with a clear coat of gloss lacquer to give them a smooth shiny feel.. If you'd like to own one of these they'll be in my store soon, accompanied by these new Wall Licker style ones...on legs!!




Sunday, 3 March 2019

UNTITLED..DRIPPY CHARACTER CANVAS



More late night experiments with fluorescent and shiny metallic paint have resulted in this painting on a 70x50cm canvas..Taken from a drippy faced scribble in the sketch book and developed in detail with layers of techniques and
textures, painted with sprays and acrylics.. Due to the mix of shiny and neon, some of the tones and contrasts are hard to capture on camera..Chrome sometimes appears as white depending on how the lighting is which then makes the neon orange look fairly normal..Trust me - it pops!! 





As usual, this piece is up for grabs in my store if you'd like to own it.. (available here)..

More of these drippy faced experiments are already in progress and prints of this piece are also in the pipeline..Keep your eye on my stores or social media links to stay in the know! Thanks for looking!!

Monday, 25 February 2019

CAMERA SHY


More of that late night painting has been happening quite a lot lately, mostly well into the early mornings..This couple of "Camera Shy"characters are full of drippy effects and have an eye catching mix of fluorescent and chrome paints... 



Measuring 70 x 50 cm, this signed one of a kind can be found hanging in the store (here) at the moment with worldwide shipping available..

SPRAY CANS WITH DIRTY FACES


More empty cans that once upon a time had the life squeezed out of them and were destined for the bin or left to rust where they were rendered useless , now look like this.. Sculpted onto and hand painted with spray paint and acrylics, these one of a kind cans have real eyes, that aren't really real but they still follow you around and sleep when nobody is watching..


Each can is burst open and pierced with a small hole so they are 100% empty / depressurized making them safe and legally allowed to be sent in the post around the world.. To see what pieces are currently available please take a look around my ebay and etsy stores..

Sunday, 17 February 2019

DRIPPY FACED CANVAS EXPERIMENTS


More drippy faced experiments have just finished drying and this is what they look like.. Painted with layers of spray paint and acrylics, these 2 paintings were worked on simultaneously and built up until I thought they both looked as finished as the other..Each canvas measures 60cm x 20cm and both are currently available from my etsy store..





Monday, 4 February 2019

GOLD AND NEON



Goldeneon...That word I had to make up for a colour that doesn't exist yet.. Painted across 2 40x40 cm canvases, this latest piece of that masked character I often paint has a mixture of fluorescent neon paints and shiny metallic gold.. Possibly the brightest, most eye catching painting I've ever done that hurt and strained my eyes when working on it up close..



This one didn't get to hang around and light up my studio wall space for too long as it was purchased by someone within hours of it being posted on social media..For a long time while painting this I wasn't too convinced of the colour choices but mixing metallic with neon is something I'll definitely be experimenting with more often in the future..