Captain's log:Stardate 14:05:2011
So less than a month to go now,following my last years smash sell out show in london at Assembly,is my upcoming new art show in Los Angeles at Stephen Webster's Rodeo Drive store feauturing a collaboration with internationally acclaimed celebrity stylist David Thomas.This show will feaure new pieces that have been made in the last month ,plus some specially made factory mirrors which are being shipped from the uk.Stephen Webster,who is the creative director at Garrards,and who makes beautiful rock and roll jewellery for the stars,has created a hip gallery space in his store which has shown recent exhibits by 1960's legends illustrator Alan Aldridge and photographer Brian Duffy.
The show opens on 7th june and there will be press to follow shortly
more news soon Wx
Sunday, 10 April 2011
a short biog about me
grew up in bohemian menagerie of chaos.Animal sanctuary and a house where nothing was thrown away.like living in an archive,have inherited hoarding gene.still pick up junk off the road as did as a kid magpie eye,all pieces of junk have some kind of special meaning to me.
found object(ivity).my dad always kept every bent nail and screw to reuse and pieces of odd wood for making and fixing things,also inherited.spent hours banging these nails into same bits of wood,hence early art and also why i am now a drummer!!
developed keen sense of nature and animals.shooting at targets and animals.fell in love with pop culture and 60's graphics bright,colourful immediate and punk do it yourself aesthetic.
juxtaposing random objects together in surrealistic punk fusion using collected material recycled from trash,skips flea markets the street broken toys and other useless stuff to create new forms.
punk collage and duchamp anarchy,surrealistic humour.victorian curios,souvenirs,3rd world customisation and artworks,voodoo shrines,collections.
am a collector.my art is directly inspired by childhood bedroom,a museum of artifacts i collected and displayed.my collages are an extension of this first exhibition of weirdness.
Press from last years show
RUN PRESS UP TO 29.09.10
· Art Review, Art Calendr
· Saatchi Online
· Who’s Jack?
· The List
· Art Slant
· Anti Design Festival (website and programme)
· London LeCool