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Colourblind @ Matthew’s Yard – Opening Night

Next month will be the opening night for my first solo show, on Friday 3rd August from 7pm

At Matthews Yard Gallery in central Croydon food and drink will be flowing from BRGR&BEER and there will be music and hopefully a good summer vibe.

All my work will be for sale & even if you pop down for a drink, show Matthews yard, Local art and me the love.

Everyone welcome, free to enter, no tickets needed. The colourblind show will run for the month of August ?

Colourblind @ Matthew’s Yard

My first solo show and residency at Matthews Yard starts on Friday 3rd August from 7pm.

All my work will be for sale & even if you pop down for a drink, show Matthews yard, Local art and me the love.

Everyone welcome, free to enter, no tickets needed. The colourblind show will run for the month of August.

One of the most exciting pieces of street art in Croydon

 

Proud to be featured again by The Croydon Advertiser, this time for my ‘Peace’ mural as one of the 11 of the most exciting pieces of Croydon street art.

Based on an original collage entitled ‘Peace ‎‫سلام‬ ‘ the mural sitting outside Matthews Yard is the first piece of street art in Croydon that is gilded in 24 karat gold leaf.

A second mixed media collage (£595) and a limited run of 30 hand finished prints in gold leaf (£15 each) will be available to purchase at my next show at Matthew’s Yard.

ISIS or whatever they call themselves, are they a true representation  of Islam?

Are the Christian Extremists a true representation of Christianity? Or the Buddhist monks that literally committing genocide towards the Rohingyas right now in Burma a true representation of Buddhism? Is every Irishman in the IRA?

No!

There is not supposed to be terrorist tag attached to ONE particular religion. Everyone that commits an act of terror for a political or religious reason should be called a terrorist.

The irresponsible media has resulted with Islamophobia behaviour trending and rising all around the world and it is alarming because people are fuelled by misguided emotion lead by unfair media coverage.

I mean everyone’s allowed there point of view, growing up & living in Croydon all my life with all the different cultures here I still find it astounding that certain people are still ignorant enough to have the viewpoint they do, which is why I started Colourblind.

The American Dream Series

The ‘American Dream’ pieces are an ongoing series on the theme of US corporate greed, cultural insensitivity and centuries of ethnic cleansing.  Some of these pieces will be on display and available to buy at my debut show at Matthews Yard, from 3rd August 2018.

The story of the Native American is well understood and the complicity of US government and capitalism is at the root of this story of genocide.  From the early years of land theft and forcible resettlement to the ethnic wars of massacre and institutional racism to the current attacks on sacred land and continued apartheid.

The results of centuries of mistreatment has marginalised The Native American in their own lands without a Mandela figure to bring them into the light.

I have synthesised these wrongs using the symbol of nationhood, the head-dress which has been appropriated and defiled by capitalism and turned into advertising hoardings – whores to advertising the final ignominy for the native American people.

All the pieces are made up from American currency and packaging, even the skins are made from McDonalds bags.

Multiply – Living Free x Creative Debuts

This Thursday 4th May 2017 sees the Living Free Collective once again working along side Creative Debuts, to bring an eclectic range of artists together in one place.

This time the Living Free family is multiplying. Collaborating with an exhibition entitled Multiply. The idea like last year’s show is to share the Living Free experience. Growth and empowerment are at the heart of the Living Free spirit, to enforce the idea of collective action. The heart of resistance is community. That is exactly what Living Free embodies.

Sip drinks from the bar. Take a break and snap yourself in the photo booth or simply enjoy the music provided by the Living Free DJ’s. Living Free will also be providing a more in-depth analysis of all the work with a tour around the gallery. A chance to ask the artists a questions or to simply quiz what you’re experiencing.

Visit us at the Black & White Building in Shoreditch from 7:00pm – 10.30pm.

For more information, please visit our events page.

 

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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