Sunday, 24 January 2010

Urban gardening today. Saturday 22nd January 2010

Planting seeds are important if you want your garden to grow. Much of what I do takes the same principle of growing plants in that I try to paint the environment and give people something better to look at.
Making images outdoors sometimes can be taken for granted and can be overlooked or just another mobile phone pic. But if you can make people stop and think about their potential then all this is worth it.

Stay green and healthy.

Detail of mask.

The hills have eyes.

Totally Organic!

The top section.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Three man army

This weekend's collaboration saw me team up with Demo from Holland and Keen WRH.
Keen needs no introduction to anyone who knows about UK Graffiti culture. His letter-styles have been a personal favourite of mine for 20 years and he's knocked out productions with sincerity and dedication.
Demo keeps his graf consistent and always produces something sharp. I got boxed in on this one which wasn't a problem.
Today we had sunshine which even though it was 5 degrees felt like a heatwave.
Enjoy this winter collabo.

Wall is primed, will it dry though?

Pieces are marked up, lets roll..

Into the zone, look forward.

Keen's finished, Photo time!

Solo piece in a protective shield!

Rest in Peace to INFOE - KTC crew

Demo in fine style

The weather men

Recently on The Stockwell Park Estate I had the good fortune to work with artists Smug, Eskum and Bonzai on a collaboration mural. Our timing in terms of the weather could not have been worse as the heavens threw down what they could on us.
The suggestions of water proof paint, inventions to keep water off the wall and general bemoaning all came up during our many breaks at the Madeira Cafe over the road. In fact had it not been for their great coffee and amazing custard tarts I think I would have gone home defeated.
The wall took a battering but at least guest artists Smug and Eskum went home with some decent photos and a good story...
The weather hasn't got me beaten, its all about waking up that extra hour early and getting out there to achieve. Enjoy!

Here comes the rain again, run to the cafe!

Artist Smug gets into his Gothic Girl portrait

Artist Bonzai builds up the layers

Artist Eskum works the letters

The walls are wet, we get nervous..

Detail of my letter piece.

Close up Detail..What is it?

The centre of the piece..with Planet Doughnut

Reflections in water, some kind of starfish

Bonzai's letter detail

Eskums fine letter detail

1 finished wet wall...voila!

Smug's gothic girl

Eskum's complicated and intricate letter style

Bonzai goes intergalactic

Friday, 8 January 2010

2010. A Mango odyssey

To see in the New Year I decided to give the Mango Landin' a bit of interior elegance for the New Years Eve party. The legendary Soothsayers were playing not to mention DJ Magoo & Claw so this was an opportunity not to be missed.
The theme was Golden Nights. Hmmm, sounds very James Bond to me. Enjoy and if you are in Brixton come and check out Mango Landin's great food menu!

Its on!

Oh yes, its Golden Night

Rogiere demonstrates STYLE!

DJ Magoo plays the beats.

Outside is quiet, time to reflect..

The party is here, in the middle!

Happy New Year 2010

War is over, if you want it.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Return to Brixton Village

I couldn't resist going back to Brixton village and giving the walls another seeing too.
The idea was to take a real grimy wall space and see what could be achieved in a couple of days. I kept the colours green to give a natural feel to the space.
Enjoy the transformation and if you are in the area drop by and sample Brixton Village's amazing foods.

Watch this space..

Should just take a couple of days.

Base of the wall is in, just need the sun..

Here comes the sun!

One day, a few tins of paint and plenty of Hot chocolate.

Close up detail. The S..

the eyes they watch everything..

this is part of the L

What does this do?

Today is pepper day!

The eyes, they follow me everywhere.

2d cartoon meat joints for sale

Fresh fish surprise

Deep fried octopus with fries?

Great fish at the market

The eyes, they still follow me