Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Cut paper pieces









                                For details about the work: info@verticalgallery.com

Monday, August 25, 2014

Step In The Arena a few months back


From the isometric pad...


Good times catching up with people at Meeting Of Styles Antwerp. Thanks to AK crew for the massive effort to get a lot of great writers in one place...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

TRANSIT at Vertical Gallery




 Vertical Gallery is proud to present TRANSIT, a group art show about trains, subways & bridges featuring New2, JC Rivera, Tim Conlon, Nick Fury, Paradigm Shift, Jonathan Michael Johnson, and Cope2. The exhibition is June 7 - 28, 2014 with an opening reception on Saturday, June 7, 6-10 PM. For this exhibition, the gallery selected artists who use a wide range of mediums including paper collage, glass making, photography, painting, found objects, mixed-media, model trains, and more.

Australian artist New2 creates hand-cut meticulously-layered paper collages, recreating the writing on trains and in the street for the past 30 years. He was part of the first generation of writers and street artists to
gain recognition outside of Australia and has exhibited in both group and solo shows in Australia, United States and Europe. Washington, DC based Tim Conlon was featured and curated the G scale train exhibit in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s, Art in The Streets survey of graffiti and street art. Conlon will bring his famous model trains and large-format paintings to the exhibition. New York City artist Cope2 crosses between the art world, mainstream and street culture alike. One of New York City's most legendary prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx since 1978. Cope2 brings his raw energy into abstract masterpieces, intertwined with his trademark bubble letters and tags on subway maps.

Chicago artists JC Rivera, Nick Fury, Paradigm Shift, and Jonathan Michael Johnson all bring unexpected new work to TRANSIT. JC Rivera, most known for his vinyl toys, brings a brand new concept with a collection of train paintings. Nick Fury bases all of his work on CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) experiences. Using white-out tape on paper, he has created a new collection of CTA disaster scenes that must be seen. Paradigm Shift ignores the line between Fine Art and Craft that people associate with glass. His sculptures will immediately change your perception. Photographer Jonathan Michael Johnson has been experimenting with new techniques that challenge the photographic print medium. He has deconstructed and reconstructed images to bring a new multi-layered effect. This will be his first time showing this new work.

TRANSIT – A Group Show
Opening Reception – Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 6:00 – 10:00pm
Showing through June 28.
1016 N. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New2 2014

Something I've been meaning to jam on for some time..

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

More paper - progress shots




.I've began work on some transit related work for a show in the U.S. mid year. Trains and more trains in progress

PRISM group show at Cold Krush - Friday

Cold Krush, in conjunction with Adelaide Fringe Festival have Prism opening this coming Friday. Each artists selected a color. I have the one red piece in it that is in my previous post.
Cold Krush can be contacted at info@coldkrush.com.au

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Paper


I made my first cut paper work for '14 for a group show PRISM at Cold Krush, Adelaide, Australia as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival...more details in the coming week...I'm abck in action for what looks like a busy year...

Thursday, January 2, 2014

End of year CFH and friends jam - Eindhoven

A good day with CFH and friends painting to finish up the year.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

New

Hidden Beauty - Eindhoven NL 2013

Melbourne 88 or 89

Melbourne early 90's I think
I was fortunate to have a chance to do a quick piece as part of one of the Hidden Beauty projects in Eindhoven NL (top photo).
Naturally my preference is for trying new things, exploring and pushing personal boundaries a little, but had very little time on this one and in the rush kind of settled for what I knew. I like it a lot though, fast-ish and unforced.
The 2 old pieces pictured below it and thoughts on their relationship to it kept cropping up while painting...The permutations on the these 3 letters and approaches to them still manage to interest me...anyway... I'll save the theories/essay for another day....

GRAFIXX - Antwerpen

My wife and co have been busy of late putting another edition of Grafixx together to be held in Antwerp this weekend. If you're into underground zines / illustration, there is a whole bunch of cool stuff from Europe, America and I saw a box come in from far afield as Hong Kong.
Find out all the details on www.grafixx.be

- a giant zine fest with over 50 participants (see below)

- exhibitions by Ulvehund (BE), Icinori (FR), Benoît Guillaume (FR), Mike Redmond + Faye Coral Johnson (UK), Joakim Drescher (DK), Sarah-Louise Barbett (BE), Aisha Franz (DE), Frederik Van den Stock + Charlotte Dumortier (BE), Vagabundos / El Neoray / GINOZINE (BE) and Mari Kanstad Johnsen (NO)

- lectures on SATURDAY by Serge Baeken (12:30h), Gemma Correll (14:30h), Icinori (16:30h) and SUNDAY by Brecht Evens (12:30h), Stefano Ricci (14:30h), Aisha Franz (16:30h)

- live music and drawing jams on SATURDAY by Laserstraal x Wide Vercnocke (20:00h), June Lagoon x Joakim Drescher (20:45h), Styrofoam x Ward Zwart (21:30h), Wim De Bussertrio x Herr Seele (22:15h), The Go Find x Randall.C (23:00h), Internal Sun (23:45h) and a party! (00:30h)

- workshops by Astrid Yskout (BE), Knust / Extrapool (NL) and Raaf / Electron (NL) and the Topo Copy Shelf Library (BE)

- the artists of Studio Sketch paint your portrait (SATURDAY / SUNDAY) while Kim Duchateau spins the wheels of steel (SATURDAY)

- screenings of Between The Lines (a documentary about our very own Ephameron) and a selection of our favourite short artistic animations

WHEN: November 30 + December 1, 2013
WHERE: DE Studio | Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4 | Antwerpen
OPEN: Sat from 12 – 18h and 20 – 04h + Sun from 12 – 18h
ENTRANCE: € 5 per half day – € 12 for the whole weekend

ZINE FEST CONTRIBUTORS:
Aidan Koch, Ana Albero, Anke Feuchtenberger, Anthony Zinonos, Astrid Yskout, Booklet, Canicola, CCOOLL, Celine De Cadt, Collection Revue, Cortney Cassidy, Edition Biografiktion, Éditions FP&CF, Ephameron, Eva Mundorff, Famicon, Gang Bang Bong, Gemma Correll, Huuda Huuda, Jeffrey Kriksciun, Jordskred, kuš!, Kuti Kuti, Landfill Editions, Laura Geurten, Le Dernier Cri, Leon Sadler, Louis Reith, Marcus Oakley, Mari Kanstad Johnsen, Marion Balac, Martha Verschaffel, Mayken, Modèle Puissance, Museums Press, Nigel Peake, Nobrow, Nos Books, Paul Paetzel, Petomies, PictureBox, Poupi Whoopy, Rotopol, Sarah Vanbelle, Sarah-Louise Barbett, Shimrit Elkanati, Studio Fluit, The Treasure Fleet, Till Hafenbrak, Tommytfortwo, Ward Zwart and more
 
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New 2 / Interview - Curious Fiend

I recently had some fun doing a little interview for the good folks of the international collective Fiend Projects. It's on their website, take a read and check out what else they are up to:
If you just came from Curious Fiend, well take a scroll through....cheers...


New 2 / Interview - curious fiend

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

At Electron in Breda NL 3rd October








































 


I have kind of lost track of what shows my wife has on at the moment but I've been there for a fair bit of the set up of this Dutch/Belgian exhibition of predominantly illustrators. It's pretty much all installations.
I know everyone's work pretty well but it packed some welcome surprises for me. Worth a look if you're in the area, a quality show for lovers of contemporary illustration.