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Creative Debuts: Thank You!

A massive thank you from myself and the whole Living Free collective to everyottne who has supported us in any way shape or form. This was only our second show ever!

It wouldn’t have been possible without the Creative Debuts team. They’ve been incredible throughout the whole process and we fully support their movement. All the hard work was warmly received, and as ever I have been overwhelmed by the positive response.

Below are some photos of the launch night captured by Jonathan Simpson.

The event is on until 2nd May and I have a lot more planned. So watch this space.

Creative Debuts

Creative Debuts was created by Goldsmiths Alumni Calum Hall and Westminster graduate Alex Rollings as an answer to the trials and tribulations faced by emerging artists. Creative Debuts tackles the issues of exposure, gallery fees, storage space, exhibition experience as well as acting as a free global marketplace for artists to sell and promote their practice.

Each person in the collective, whether they are a visual artist, photographer, poet or performer, is a unique creative in their own right. What bonds us together is the energy and passion we have for our work. The individual messages of each artist in one place symbolises the idea of co-existing together side-by-side harmoniously. This is something we are proud of.

Perhaps the challenge for the audience is to absorb a broad range of creations and accept them as one. It may sound utopian, but a vision doesn’t have to be compromised in order to fit in. We don’t believe in sanitised art.

We are excited for people to join us in our second exhibition, this time taking place in the Black and White building in collaboration with Creative Debuts. We want people to leave the show feeling a positive energy, inspired and connected to people from all walks of life. We want people to experience Living Free.

Getting to: Creative Debuts x The Black & White Building

The gallery is 7 minutes walk from Shoreditch High Street station and 9 minutes from Old Street station. Alternatively, Liverpool Street station is approximately 15 minutes walk from the gallery.

Buses: The 149, 67, 242, 243 and 48 stop close by on Shoreditch High Street.

Please contact Transport for London for detailed travel advice tfl.gov.uk.

Exhibition Pieces

Our month long residency at Matthews Yard Gallery in Croydon as part of the Living Free Art Collective starts tomorrow, 7th October until 1st November 2015.

Below are some of the key pieces available to purchase during the event, every one of them handmade, one-off originals, never to be recreated.

Click on the images for a closer look

Colourblind

£POA

Installation made from wood, lead, using x-rays retrieved from around the world (one from a friends sister in Poland) to represent everything to do with equality.

(Smaller three x-ray piece available in white or black frame)

Money, the route of all evil

£POA

Mixed media collage backed on US dollar covered wood.

The skull, representing evil, is a collage entirely made up of different currencies from Egyptian pounds to Disney dollars, leather wallets, old credit cards, financial times clippings, coins etc.

American Dream

£POA

Mixed media collage, using ink, spray paint and paint.

This collage is entirely made up of American packaging, money, Disney dollars etc. It’s an ironic look at what the Native Americans would essentially lose their land for.

Urban Fox

£POA

Mixed media collage on road sign.

I wanted to create an urban fox entirely made from rubbish and items I found while on my travels around Croydon. It’s been in the making for around a year, trying to find each perfect piece such as old rusty coke cans etc. Made on an old discarded road sign, spray painted white with a few of the original features left coming through.

The piece represents the way a fox improvises due to the environment, by foraging and scavenging.

Neon Skull

£POA

Graffiti inspired spray painted skull in presentation box

The Old Curiosity

£ SOLD

A portrait of my Uncle, created in ink, marker and splashes of paint for his awesome beard, all backed on pages from Charles Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop

If you are interested in bespoke portraits of yourself our your loved ones, please contact me for details

Red October Collage

£500
Mixed media collage on canvas, spray paint and ink.

Red October Drawing

£POA
Ink and spray paint on glass.

Living Free @ Matthews Yard

The Living Free Art Collective is a group of creatives mainly based in South London. What bonds all the work together is the energy of artists, photographers, poets, performers and creatives. The positive energy about what they do and the ideas they want to express. Each person in the collective is unique to themselves and a creative in their own right. Each individual is different to the next and most importantly is able to share what they want.

The heart of the collective is community. Grass roots. Coming together to create something special. The two bonding elements are freedom and the inclusion of all. The freedom to express and exist without limits. Secondly the inclusion of all. Hence the use of ‘art for all’ on the flyer.

Much can be said about the collective, ultimately the art will do the talking and that is how the collective like it.

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Skull Tattoo

I was asked to design a skull with roses & some red involved for a shin tattoo.
I get asked all the time to do designs for tattoos, though most tattooists are great illustrators, so I usually tell people to go to them to do it as Im very busy doing other artwork nowadays.

I charge about £25 an hour to design them. Currently in the chair being tattooed as I type!

50 shades of grey

Trying out different skulls ?
Geometric Skull on Acetate (transparent plastic)

  • Drawn in Ink
  • Thickened in Pen
  • Montana White spray paint
  • Then painted in Grey, black & white acrylic
  • Touched up again with black ink.

This is supposed to look sketchy & imperfect.

 

By using acetate, you can use light so that the piece can be changed by any surface it is put in front of.