Saturday, November 29, 2008

Stella Dore now open

A few pics from the Stella Dore private view on Thursday, super-busy night- great vibe, cool music, cool kids and a good solid helping of streety urban eye fodder including:

Eelus, I-Lib, me, Pure Evil, Twinkel & Tinsel, Modern Toss, Cat Johnston, Kid Acne & more that I should mention!

* The Gallery is NOW OPEN * The newest addition to the mecca of street art that is Rivington Street

Check out: the gallery is open Tues- Sat 10-6

47 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3QB (Old Street Tube)

Click for Map

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Very Exciting

The brand spanking, new, spangly and rather sexy Stella Dore gallery space is opening on Thursday 27th (open 6-9pm), its a group show including:

Pure Evil
Modern Toss
Cat Johnston
Shok 1
Kid Acne
Pam Glew
Tinsel Edwards
Twinkle Troughton

So certainly one to see, its also the same night as the Herakut show, which is certainly another show to check out on Thursday.

If you would like to go on the guest list for the Stella Dore show, contact :
maybe see you there x

(click here for map for the new Stella Dore space)

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Stitchy Stitchy

Call it OCD or insanity if you will, but stitching words has become a major part of my latest work and occupied a good part of the 'Old Glory' Show.

I spent many many hours hand sewing these small works. Its like the antithesis of most of my other work, its slow and methodical, repetative but strangely satisfying.

It certainly occupies a completely different head space to spraying stencils.... but I guess cutting stencils is just as repetative. Stencilling is seen as rebelious because of its street art roots, but its easy to forget that someone needs to cut out the stencils for hours & they have probably spent ages staring at their screen in photoshop tweaking the image, so its all a choice of methodology, cutting, stitching, photoshopping, stencilling, ironing, its all an ongoing process...

Heres my latest::

See more here on my stitch 2 gallery page.........

The PDF catalogue of the latest show can be found on the steal from work website here

Saturday, November 15, 2008

New Work added & PDF Catalogue

I recently had a Massive Website rehaul and have now added all the new work to the Flags & Fabrics Galleries, also added the new 'Book Stencils' section that were all in my solo show 'Old Glory' in Bristol.

The pdf, catalogue can now be downloaded from here:

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Friday, November 14, 2008

shhhhhhhh..... Im now on Stella Dore

I'm now on Stella Dore, exciting things planned for 2009 with Stella Dore..... and they are opening a new gallery soon.....

I particularly like that I am sandwiched between Modern Toss & Pure Evil.. thats cool.....

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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Old Glory is open.....

The candles were lit, flags draped, beers popped open and the doors were open for the curiously warming show that is 'Old Glory'...... Friday night was a good night to remember, its one of those rare shows that I can happily stand back from and fully say that I'm happy.....Steal From Work have made the show look phenominally gorgeous. The night was also good to put faces to names & meet peeps that I had only met through cyber world... and before i knew it I was sipping white russian and contemplating the odd journey I've been on this year... This year has been a good one..... and for that I feel incredibly lucky......

So, 'Old Glory', conveniently titled now that America is perhaps discarding the politics of 'old' and bringing in the new...

I can't help but think of how my use of American flags now almost seems to have a new meaning, could we happily be seeing the end to fear culture? Obama has a huge ball of crap to untangle, but I believe he is the man for the job, the world should be safer now that the war mongering ignorant clown that is Bush has less than 2 months to cause any more mischief. Anyway, enough rambling, heres some pretty pictures of the show... all the images are on my flickr:

The Flag Screen print: Crime Scene Print - Original Screen Print - edition of 45 - 1 metre x 70 cm (click on the image to view it larger)

Book stencils: Spray paint, acrylic, tea & antique book paper on vintage hardbacked book cover. Framed in black box frame

Fable: Frame: 42 x 33 cm, image size: 31 x 21 cm.
Nightmare: Frame: 42 x 33 cm, image: 32 x 23 cm
Escape: Frame: 42 x 33 cm, image size: 31 x 20 cm
Night Shade: Frame: 35 x 27 cm
Hidden: Frame: 38 x 32 cm
Key: Frame: 38 x 32 cm
(click on the image to view it larger)

Window to the World - Original Screen Print - edition of 30 - 1 metre x 70 cm (click on the image to view it larger)

Night Shade image size:143 x 69 discharge & dye on brocade. Framed in black box frame
(click on the image to view it larger)

View of the embroidery wall

Smoke & Mirrors Fabric size: 28 x 19 cm
A Glimmer of Light in the Distance- Frame: 75 x 31 cm, image 63 x 20 cm
Save Us: Fabric size: 27 x 23 cm
Storm Fabric size: 26 x 20 cm
Shock & Awe Fabric size: 25 x 21 cm
Strangle Hold Fabric size: 27 x 21 cm
(click on the image to view it larger)

From Within 139 x 107 cm Dye and Bleach on brocade
fabric, on the deep red wall. -->
(click on the image to view it larger)

Glory image size: approx. 143 x 78 cm discharge and dye on vintage american flag. Framed in black box frame, on the deep red wall.
(click on the image to view it larger)

The Hunted 175 x 112 cm u/f Discharge & dye on vintage
American flag, another blue flag (colour stripped out of it and dyed blue, then bleached, on the deep red wall. ->
(click on the image to view it larger)

All the work is now available to download as a pdf now from Steal From Work:

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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Beautiful crime

The brand new street/ urban art blog/ news/ gossip and art chat and appreciation site that is Beautiful Crime did a little piece about my upcoming show in Bristol and a 3 in one interview

i was asked to come up with 1x video
1 x artist
and 1 x picture that inspires me

tricky to choose, see what i came up with here:


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