Friday, 21 September 2018
A gang of new mashups made with a combination of toy parts and original sculpture have recently been finished and added to the store..
Cobbled together with the limbs of broken / recycled toys, these weird little mashup characters were made from other characters so they could claim a space for me, on somebody's shelf, somewhere in the world..
Over the years lots of these nozzle headed objects have made there way into peoples homes and collections, if you'd like to see more of these you can find them in the gallery section of my site for kitbashed sculptures here ..
Over the years lots of these nozzle headed objects have made there way into peoples homes and collections, if you'd like to see more you can find them in the gallery section of my site for kitbashed sculptures here ..
If you'd like to own one of these, they are currently available from my etsy store with free UK postage..Prices vary from £70 to £35 and all orders come with free stickers!!
If you are reading this...Thanks for looking!!
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
What no characters? It's been forever since painting a canvas that didn't have a character as the main focus, so recently I decided to drop a few 'just letters' paintings..Created with acrylics on spray painted backgrounds, these 60x20cm pieces were all freestyled (without a sketch) and worked on simultaneously..It was quite fun to work all three at the same time (and more productive) while one layer dried on one painting, I'd work on another until they were done..It's always interesting to see what colors can do to a piece and how they look next to each other..Personally I now prefer the bottom painting but for a while it was my least favourite, until some turquoise got added to the mix..Which ones your favourite??
If you'd like to own one of these paintings.. they are now available from my etsy store.. with free UK postage..
Sunday, 12 August 2018
Following on from my last bloggy thing, here's what I painted at Upfest, and a quick ramble about what fun I had..For a few weeks leading up to the event the UK had nothing but sunshine and blue skies, but all that changed on the Saturday morning of day one when it decided to turn wet and windy..Day two was forecast as the same, if not worse, so I focused on getting mine up and done as fast as possible.
As usual I didn't have a solid plan of what to paint before I got there, so decided to paint what I thought would be possible before it rained. The Simpsons and Posca sponsored the event so I wanted to include them somehow. I also wanted to put up some letters, my masked character, a drippy face character, a sculpted can like the ones I had for sale there and put Dog (my cat) in somewhere too..After about 5 hours (with a break in between, while the nice staff put my boards back up due to stupid wind taking them down) I'd squished it all in and was done just before the heavy rain came to put an end to play on day one.
On day two I took the time to walk around and see most of the other artworks being created all over Bedminster for the festival..There was some really nice stuff getting painted up. Most of my favourite stuff to look at was work that was painted freehand..There was a lot of people using stencils, and if I'm honest I expected to see a bit more graffiti and a bit less street art than I did..It was way more fun to watch people painting freehand than people sticking masking tape up and trying to stop the wind ripping their stencils..Nothing against stencil work, I did see a few good ones, they just don't really do it for me.
Anyway, whilst walking about I dropped those 20 free sketch card sticker packs ( from the previous post ) around for people to find and started getting found it posts on Instagram almost immediately.
After a bit of that I went and dropped a quick painting on this freight container thing, which made my bag home slightly lighter..
Big thanks to the Upfest crew for having me! Shoutouts to all the artists who did their thing and to everyone else who was there too.. Check out the Upfest website www.upfest.co.uk/ for more info and the #upfest2018 hashtag on Instagram for lots of pictures of the event..
Wednesday, 25 July 2018
This weekend I'll be spraying some paint at Upfest (Europe's largest graffiti and street art festival) in Bristol.. I've been allocated a space at Ashton Gate Stadium so if you're going, that's where I'll be doing my thing so come and say hi... Check out the Upfest website to see the huge line up of artists involved and any other info you might want to know.. https://www.upfest.co.uk/
For a bit of fun, I'll be dropping these 20 drawings I scribbled on card in random places around the streets of Upfest, with the hope that people will find them and pick them up..Each scribble comes bagged with stickers so keep your eyes peeled for one of these! I'll be dropping clues where some of them get left Instagram @hoakser
If you do find one please post a pic on Instagram #hoakser #upfest
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Monday, 2 April 2018
Another amount of time has been spent pushing paint around into the early hours of a few mornings, resulting in this latest painting on canvas.. Measuring a pretty big 118cm x 80cm, this piece was painted with a mixture of spray paint and acrylics and is packed with textures and techniques. Featuring one of those drippy no faced characters with one of the best back packs I've ever seen that can open and close itself and reload you with a fresh can..I wish I had one of those!!
This painting is now available from my ebay store so if you'd like this to hang on your wall ,please head over there now to take a look..
Saturday, 31 March 2018
This 7.5 inch sculpture was one of those pieces that sat unfinished for around a year, didn't look anything like this for most of that time, and eventually got finished because I made myself do it..So having recently attached some arms to the body and feet that stood gathering dust, a resin cast of a Dunny head that sat around was given a human looking chin and a chin strap, which made him look a little bit like he might be plugged into the Oasis, Ready Player One style!
If you've seen the film yet, you might have spotted quite a few paintings in the backgrounds?.I was lucky enough to work on painting these sets thanks to GraffitiArtist.com and having watched it the other night, was pleased to see some of my work get some Spielberg air time, in 3d on the big screen..
The picture below was posted on the official Ready Player One Instagram page with Steve himself, stood by a MadBall that I painted..How cool is that??
Enough about that for now though, I'll do a post about that soon, and just recommend that you go and watch it, because it's very good and full of cool stuff!
Back to the one off thing I made...Being forced to think of interesting things to say about something I've made isn't that easy..It can sometimes make you realize other things about your work or it can make you have to force a connection to a point you may not have known you were trying to make in the first place...However unintentionally ( or was it ) this guy has a Bunny shaped helmet perfect for hunting Easter Eggs, and also has haptic gloves for gripping his spray can with..If you don't know what this means, you haven't seen the film yet or read the book, which is also very good..
So there you have it.. that's how and sort of why this thing exists..If you'd like to own this, it's now available from my Bigcartel store!!
Friday, 23 March 2018
It's been a while since I made any of these Belton label background pieces and that's mainly because I've been working on lots of other stuff and it takes a while to gather enough labels from dead cans to work with..Made mostly with reclaimed materials, the frames have been re sprayed and re fitted with the original glass they've had for many years..The circular one has rounded / curved glass, a bit like a lens, which is cool..Each one has a cut out print of that masked character man, hand finished with an acrylic wash and markers.
If you'd like to own one of these..Both pieces are now available from my ebay store..
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
This 24 x 18 inch canvas is the latest piece of that character I do, painted with spray paint and acrylics..This version is equipped with a trusty spray can, a head full of ideas and a bad attitude. Whose wall will he get up on?
If you'd like to hang this up on your wall, it's currently available from my Ebay store..Take a look around (here)..
Sunday, 11 March 2018
Recently made and fresh off the desk of makings are these four recycled spray cans with eyes that aren't really real, but might follow you around the room a bit, especially when your back is turned.. Sculpted onto empty cans and hand painted with acrylics before finishing with a coat of clear lacquer..
These 20cm tall cans have been pierced with a small hole at the back so they are completely empty and can be posted worldwide without any shipping restrictions. If you'd like to own one of these so you can put your fingers in the finger sized squish marks and feel like your squeezing the life out of a can, they are currently available from my Ebay store priced at £25 each plus postage..
If you'd like see a few more of these sculpted cans I've made over the years, there's now a "Sculpted Cans" gallery on Hoakser.com
If you'd like see a few more of these sculpted cans I've made over the years, there's now a "Sculpted Cans" gallery on Hoakser.com
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Another one of that guy I sometimes paint got painted on another canvas lately! This one measures 20 x 16 inches and was painted with acrylics over a spray painted background..There's a Hoaks piece being painted in the background and his thinking cap is leaking bits of style, wearing a Wu Tang sweater, just like the first ever version was (that looked nothing like this) drawn around 18 years ago..
Over that time, paintings, toys and sculptures of this character have traveled much further than I ever have.. I wonder where this one will hang? If it's possibly on your wall, take a look in the store because I just put it in there, with worldwide postage available (here)..
Thanks for showing this to your eyes! more stuff coming soon :)
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
This little mob of custom Kidrobot Trikky vinyls are sculpted one of a kind pieces, hand painted with acrylics and finished with a coat of clear lacquer.. Despite the sculpting, their heads and arms still have articulation so can be positioned in a number of ways. If you'd like to own one of these weird looking things, they are now available from my store, sold individually.
Sunday, 4 February 2018
The latest of the drippy no faced paintings just finished getting painted and by the time the paint had dried it ended up looking like this. Based on a loose scribble in the sketch book and painted with acrylics and spray paint, this signed original measures 70 x 50 cm and is currently for sale here..
Friday, 26 January 2018
This 19 x 19 inch piece was painted with spray paint and acrylics onto a piece of reclaimed framed wood. It's a revisited character that I've painted and drawn different versions of before over the years..The green is a bright neon fluorescent (which my camera has struggled to capture properly) so this piece really catches the eye.. Complete with a little HOAKS throwup on the brain, bits of letter styles, spray cans and medicine that can't cure the bug of doing graff, this original signed one of a kind is now available from my store (here).
Saturday, 20 January 2018
This painting was finished the night before I woke up with a stomach ache, which the following morning turned out to be appendicitis and I had to go to hospital and have my appendix removed.. Making this officially the last painting I did with an appendix..It turns out they are useless anyway, and I can still paint and make things without it, I might even be better now? Time will tell..
Anyway, measuring 50 x 40 cm, this piece was painted with spray paint and acrylics based on a drippy no faced scribble in the sketchbook.
With the original painting having sold not long after it was put in my store, A3 prints of this painting are now currently available..All of them are signed and numbered andlimited to 25 pieces so take a look in the store if you'd like to own one..
Friday, 19 January 2018
This little custom "Paint Eater" Dunny wishes he hadn't wondered what flavour it was..Now he might have the skwits in the morning.. Made whilst I recovered from having my appendix removed and being allergic to the antibiotics I was prescribed..
Currently available from the store, this little guy still has all of his articulation (head and arms) despite all of the sculpting and was hand painted with acrylics and sealed with a coat of lacquer.
If you'd like him in your collection, you can find him in my Bigcartel store now..
To see more of my custom vinyl toys, check out the gallery section here..
Tuesday, 2 January 2018
Something I've been busy learning and developing over the last year is working with clay to make ceramic objects that can be used to drink from or keep things inside.. Pictured above are a batch of hand built sculptures I made after being fired once and glazed, ready for their final firing in the kiln..It's a fun and lengthy process from start to finish working with ceramics and as the glazes transform so much in the kiln, every piece that comes out is a surprise..
Pictured below are a few examples of some finished works, all of them are slab built and unique.. If you'd like to see more there is now a whole new section of photographs in the gallery section of my website ( here) ..
As mentioned above, if you'd like to see more pictures of my ceramic work take a look in the new gallery section on my site which I've been updating lately..There's currently a few pieces available in my store too if you'd like to own one..
Thanks for taking the time to check this out..
More one of a kind ceramic stuff coming soon!!