Monday, April 27, 2015

Portraits i made in the Scottish NationaL Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh

To celebrate the opening of the new Roy Lichtenstein exhibition i was invited to Edinburgh (in Scotland) to make pop art style portraits of the assembled guests at an enjoyable event of art lovers morganised by the" Friends of " peoples... 

heres a record of the day-out drawing at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ..

 i was trying out a new technique of making on the spot sketch/collage with pre-prepared spray paint stenciled backgrounds in a colourful pop-tart style which worked well and the party guests seemed very happy with (-: 

i arrived to find the security guard was already half cut..
 it looked like something crazzzy & beautiful only Antony would do to a guy...
i loved the "Earth Mound" lanscaping art piece covered in grass in the gardens and interestingly shaped ponds - the water rippling was great for boketto
(Japanese casual daydream observing expression) in the sunshine  
Clark Ken-esque brother of the "Oh boy" sister... 
i had a special request to do the gallery staff too 

now this is one is on the wall of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ... hmm.. thats nice (-: i didnt have to put it there myself this time.. lol.. office staff will see it everyday
The Harp players
does Iron-Bru give us red hair?

HAPPY GRAFFITI in neon blue beneath a crescent moon dancing with playful Venus star
he smiled all the way thru his portrait (-:

The holy trinity of PR girls had to dash off in a cab before i could finish their piece properly but luckily the lovely Sheri Scot sent me this gonzo reportage photo from the taxi to Glasgow .. hehehe

i loved the futuristic art deco space rocket ship they built in the centre of town .. ready to launch in 3... 2.. 1.
before the event i had a wander around the other art gallerie's twin across the road and was very pleased to spot on of my favourite artists Max Ernst with this mysteriously surreal garden piece featuring strange little creatures hiding in the undergrowth like spare dream pixies 

sketching in the park the next day (getting a SUNTAN, IN SCOTLAND!!!) i was idly thinking about the idea that whoever we vote for we are still werkin for the wolf of wall street at the end of the day.. inspired by some big debate media scrum i saw near the castle- people from various groups were arguing with each other about polytricks while other people pointed cameras at them ... 
after a day of happily exploring new sides of the city (for me) by skateboard it was time to board the pop art looking train back to Loondome.. The new Saughton skatepark was on my list of places to visit but that will have to wait til next time as there was a train to catch ... /-:
some spare background colours leftover i gave to the train's trolley dolly providing food and drinks on the 5hr journey back to King's X 

EVERYTHING WILL BEE ALRIGHT ... well, thats good news.. im glad to hear it.. neon sky
the train bug is growing bigger in the green house rail station 
i think it was the most snazzy hotel ive ever stayed in i think. i made sure i had a wash in both bathrooms just in case ... lol

pescatarian breakfast was nice too (-:

i heard theres a great barreling wave that breaks over a stone / (granite?) reef at Thurso East. apparently its only a little bit radioactive from the nearby nuclear power station near the beach... so im keen to try what that guy is doingk...but thick winter wetsuits are likely required here (like a 4/5mm full suit with gloves/boots/hood) i hear as the North sea is freezing due to being influenced by the cold weather systems coming from the northern arctic areas 

the train went via a place called EYEMOUTH after where the railway line went directly along the coastline within spitting distance of the sea shore , so as the train traveled south along here we saw secret coves and quiet isolated beaches appear suddenly below as the landscape wiggled its way by the window . bright orangey red cliffs topped with heather hair and long grasses beside bright icy blue cold looking water... such a beautiful feast for the eyes (and senses as i was stood by an open window at the end of carriage to smell the fresh sea air.. )

delicious looking sunsets on the way home from it 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

#SAVEBRIXTONARCHES (from evil landlords evicting family bizniz/independent traders of 25 years by doubling/tripling rents)


(from evil landlords evicting family bizniz/independent traders of 25 years by doubling/tripling rents) 
as the area gets corporatised the small people get squeezed out (Railtrack and Lambeth have dollar signs in their eyes az they realise the chainstores big companies are willing to pay top dollar for that prime retail space even at the expense of the orignal good vibes and variety these little small businesss provide the area by meeting various community needs)

long live the G.I.A.B.O!!!
(Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation)
a phrase i borrowed from Max & Stacy of the KeiserReport on and The Truth About Markets on 104.4FM Lundin's best commercial free art radio station - who i illustrated this campaign with - hopefully im painting this on a shutter somewhere in the area soon.. 

Get more info on it here 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

1O views of Manko-yama life drawing scribbles of the model Manko at voutOreenees art club

Our life drawing model Manko graced the sofa at Vout-o-Reenees art bar for scribbling practice... Here's my version of it....... ....

MANKO is a professional model (&artist) to be found

 if there are any catwalks that need strolling on.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Nebula Arts and i&i are having a joint solo show of our creativity launching next Friday the 6th until the 28th Feb called "LOVE IN THE DAWN OF THE APOCALYPSO". we are having a music jam public privet view (sic) on the launch night 6-9pm , one and all weLKom esp those bringing instruments to make weird noise and funny sounds... wine, absinthe and fine cheeses available on the night.. see yous at it... (-:


Monday, January 26, 2015

60 metre mural on Borough high street

(click the image for close up)

Avon Place mural on the side of the BSO (British School of Osteopathy) 

7 months in the planning and 5 weeks to paint in midwinter much to the pleasure of the 99% of the public we met in the process of transforming a grot-spot alley into a colourful work of art (-: 

it features themes of local history such as Trinity House and its marine safety / lighthouse connection, Henry the 8th, a fire in the church, a naughty brake cable munching fox, nature, archeology, yoga, community spirit and academia

we were amazed the amount of positive feedback we had from local people who once found the alley way a dark and sinister place to suddenly telling us it was now a pleasure to walk thru it... 

This is guy local resident's response to it:
  • I thought I should write to thank you and the Council for all your work in completing the Avon Place mural.
  • The end result is a most attractive and vivid record of local themes, places and events.
  • It has greatly enhanced what was a a rather drab and unpleasant alleyway.
  • My own children used to ask not to go down Avon Place.
  • Now they ask to go on a detour to look at the pictures and happily linger to enjoy their favourite scenes.

  • Many thanks to you and Morganico for what you have achieved and your patience and hard work in getting there.

  • Best wishes,
  • (Local resident )