Wednesday, 2 September 2015

NUA MA show, opening 4th September 2015

I am very pleased to announce my participation in this year's Norwich University of the Arts' MA Degree show. I will be exhibiting my postgraduate course's project among many other talented artists and designers.

MA Degree show poster, background image by James Quinn

 My work focuses on life in the urban environment and the way people interact with their surroundings. I am interested in the juxtaposition between the manmade and the natural, the various forms of information displayed in the streets and the visual repetition as a link between time, place and memory. 
Urban traces and evidence of existence are documented, analysed and re-composed to form a new narrative that praises the ordinary.Influenced by my background in graffiti and its aesthetics, I reproduce the collected evidence by using permanent markers – similar to the act of capturing a moment by taking a photograph. Impressions of actions, memories and thoughts are also filtered through my eyes and expressed with outlines, patterns and textures that compose a surreal and naïve visual language. 

Theoretical contexts for my research include studies by Gehl, Sennett and Crosby on urban planning, architecture and environmental psychology. Other influences are photographers Martin Parr, Zoe Leonard and Jeff Mermelstein who focus on the everyday scenes of the city, and illustrators Quino, Mattias Adolfsson and Finsta for their clean outlines, rich messages and attention to detail.

The private view will be on the 3rd of September 2015 and the show will be open to the public from the 4th to the 9th of September.

You can visit the online catalogue for more details on the students' projects by clicking on the link beow:

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Digital exchange with Skirl from Vienna

Skirl by Bilos

Grace by Skirl

Check Skirl's work on Instagram:

Monday, 10 August 2015

Fifty Shades Of Spray #3, The Pink Issue

     Digital illustration of the word 'Fifty' for the upcoming issue of Fifty Shades Of Spray.
     Check out the website and previous issues, Blue and Green.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Loser Unit #4 Launch Show in Perth, Australia

    This illustration plus one more will be shown in Perth, Australia for Loser Unit's 4th Issue launch        show.

    15 August 2015, "UP" On Hay Street Gallery in Subiaco, Perth WA 6108.

    Susie, Ox King, Torture Chamber, Bilos, Jo42, Tina Lugo, Zeke, Terhor, Jaxxxe, Irvine69, Jacinta,     Plumpe Oyster, Ludvig.
    Many thanks to SammyBats!

Thursday, 30 July 2015

'Cook Pass Babtridge' opening night at Moosey Art Gallery in Norwich


So much fun to be taking part in an exhibition entirely dedicated to Alan Partridge. 

'Cook Pass Babtridge' An Art Exhibition Celebrating Alan Partridge'

30 July - 22 August
Moosey Art Gallery, 22 Bridewell Alley, Norwich

The London Police, Vinnie Nylon, Mr Penfold, Dean Khalil, Ruth Knapp, Henry Boon, Liam Clark, Anthony Zinonos, Gnasher, Bilos, Tim Biddle, John Scaratt, Print To The People and many more...

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Live painting session @ Porkstock Festival 2015 in Norwich

    I had the chance to paint live at Porkstock Festival 2015 in Norwich at the Redwell Brewery.
    Our boards (by Liam Clark, Tim Biddley and John Scarratt) will be auctioned in order to raise             money for charity.

    Many thanks to Moosey Art Gallery

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Underground Gallery Norwich (UK)

Progress shots of my board for 'The Underground Gallery'. A permanent public exhibition of 48 artists in the heart of Norwich.

Installed on the 4th of July at St. Stephens Underpass at the the centre of Norwich as part of The Lord Mayor's Parade

 'Graffiti For Breakfast'  2015, spray paint and emulsion on wooden board,
  180 x 150 cm, Norwich(UK)

Live painting @ the Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre 2015

Good times at the Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre, live painting with Ruth Knapp, Liam Clark, Anmar Mirza, Scoot, Liam Painter.

Special thanks to Moosey Art Gallery and Life In A Fine City.