I love and respect women. In fact a lot of the time I think they'd do a much better job in power than any man with an over attachment to his genitalia. I especially love and respect my 'one true love'. She always inspires me, fills a room with joy, and makes my world and the whole world a better place. Here's to women. Without them we'd just be a bunch of mucho wankers.
First wood painting in my new series. 'Kyoto consciousness'. Nice to have one down. Warming up.
Getting in early to keep my new body of work schedule running. New A3 work for @nfa.gallery and @allcapsstore Bali exhibition. Taking it back to the gronk roots. I once played with the tag 'snaple' after the sweet American juice company. This piece is entitled 'early spray' a little homage to those glorious days. Using my favourite new recycled resource @dodgy.paper ✌️
Beginning to turn studies into small paintings. 'Kyoto' 2018. Nice to be getting back into the painting zone.
Win some, loose some but always putting in the work.
Second landscape composition. Using metallics, granite and hints of light greens and blues from minimalist architecture which were observational pick ups from Kyoto while walking the streets. With two pieces down, I'm starting to get a sense of these new works.
For me watching this story unfold, it isn't about the legality of art, it's about re cognition of art. An artist is someone that spends huge amounts of time and energy dedicated to developing something that may or may not ever be commercially valuable. But that moves the world forward with their contribution. Without these minds, there would not be mainstream trends, fast fashion ideas, or re appropriated visuals. For artists are the starting point. H&M vs Revok symbolises all that is wrong with commercial enterprise essentially feeding off authentically grounded creativity and artistry, for the gain of their bottom line. It contributes nothing to culture, and everything to corporate and commercial gain. The law and where art exists etc has irrelevance to the symbology of what what this move suggests. For an artist there is nothing worse than being used, when your motivation is to contribute. Graffiti is the last frontier of free expression, and a vehicle to change. If this instance creates change in awareness, gives artists greater recognition, ensures corporate and commercial institutions partner with artistic and true creative thinkers and doesn't just use them and their livelihood for the meaningless bottom line. Then graffiti has done its job. It's time to value the true contribution of what you are using @hm @_revok_ its time to value true creativity for what its really worth, and stop using it.
Older one I never posted. Black and white still life musing at the start of the year before I headed off to Japan. Working on more still life paintings as a part of this new body of work.