Saturday, 25 September 2010

Last Night's friday Late View

Last night’s game of Two’s a Pair at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s ‘Friday Late View’ went well. Everyone who took part seemed to have a good time and happily walked away with a piece of original artwork at the end of it.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

V&A 'Friday Late View' - Free Art

If anyone’s at a loose end this Friday then why not come and join me at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London for the ‘Friday Late View’ (Two’s a Pair).
And if you fancy walking away with a free piece of artwork then come along and put your name down to play the Two’s a Pair, Memory Game. But get there early as they plan to allocate tickets to who ever wants to play and it’s a first come, first served deal. In this game of memory, plays will have to turn over and try and match two identical cards from a selection of over a hundred giant cards – all designed by “leading international artists” (not my words, I promise). And if you manage to match up a pair then you get to take home one of the cards home with you - for free, gratis, nothing, nowt…
When I was asked to produce a pair of cards for the event I decided to reproduce my Gimp doodle from my late night quick-fire drawings project/bed time ritual.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Open Studio - Today and Tomorrow

It was great to see so many new and familiar faces at today's open studio event. The turn out was fantastic and there seemed to be a never ending procession of people popping through my door - although that could have had something to do with the fact that my studio was next to the free food (which was delicious by the way) and drink table. If anyone would like to come along tomorrow and join us for a chat and brunch, the doors will be open from Sunday 19th, 12 noon – 6 p.m. Here’s a map of the area.

At: La Ruche, 20 Buckle Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 8EH
Tube: Aldgate East

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Open Studios - This Weekend

If anyone fancies coming along to the open studio event at my studio, La Ruche, this weekend please feel free to do so. I’m gonna try and be there for the whole time which is this Saturday, 18th Sept, 12 noon – 7 p.m. and Sunday 19th, 12 noon – 6 p.m. Here’s a map of the area.

At: La Ruche, 20 Buckle Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 8EH
Tube: Aldgate East

In conjunction with London Design Festival and Open House weekend La Ruche will be opening its artists’ studios to the public - visit some of London's most exciting Contemporary Artists and Designers in this unique artist's community and creative regeneration project at the heart of Whitechapel, E1 - conveniently located near to The Whitechapel Gallery and Aldgate East tube.

Participating Artists include: Gordon Cheung, Nahem Shoa,
Lizzie Cannon, Wayne Chisnall, Constance Slaughter, Ann-Marie James, Caroline Lambard, Marcin Dudek, George Sleap,
Jeremy Evans, Anja Henckel, Alice Planel, Lia Chavez,
Jeannie Lowen, Beatrice Jarvis, and Douglas Park
Resident Galleries and Creative industries: Janet Rady Fine Art, dalla Rosa gallery, Quare offsite project (exhibiting
Larry Achiampong), 20x20 magazine, Troika, and rAndom

For Press and any other enquiries please contact:
Hive at La Ruche (Landline): +44 (0) 207 481 3230
Aeon Rose - Communications Officer, Hive +44 (0) 7960 991 550

La Ruche Open Studios | This Saturday 18th Sept, 12 noon - 7 p.m and Sunday 19th, 12 noon - 6 p.m

Monday, 13 September 2010

Fun, Games and Free Art!

As part of this month’s ‘Friday Late View’ the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London have asked various artists and illustrators to each produce two identical over-sized playing cards for a game of Two’s a Pair. I think the idea is that members of the public are given the opportunity to play the game and then get to keep a card if they can match it to its pair. As one of the artists selected to take part in the event I’ve decided to produce blown-up versions of one of my latest doodles, ‘Gimp’. I’ll do one in black and one in red – in keeping with the normal colours you find in suits of cards.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Drawings of Nothing

I’ve just uploaded 24 new doodles, drawings, cartoons and scribbles. Doodling seems to have become part of my bed-time ritual lately. Most nights, just before I head off to sleep I try and force myself to knock out a few drawings. Sometimes I really get into it and am pleased with the results, while other times I’m either not in the mood or just too tired and end up with something pretty awful.
 ‘Amorphous 4’ (above) is the fourth in a series of drawings which are the products of trying to draw things that don’t look like anything in particular. This might sound easy but once you start sketching random forms it gets harder not to let parts of the drawing look like something already existing – you’ll start to notice an eye, an elbow or something finger-like beginning to appear here and there.