Gold leaf and acrylic on paper. Approx 40 x 40cm
I had a lovely time at the opening on Thursday. Greenwich is a beautiful area of london, and the gallery is right next to the famous Cutty Sark, and a small walk from the Royal Observatory which offers a fantastic view on London. Very cool. Here are a few photos, thanks to everyone who showed up x
Preparing for FLUX
FLUX: a new exhibition in London.
Starting next month (April 18) is my new exhibition in collaboration with british artist Jo Peel at Ben Oakley gallery 9 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich Market London SE10. If you are in town please come by! x
FLUX – a new exhibition by Jo Peel and Florence Blanchard – features visions of despairing urban landmarks and aims to warn us about the imminent loss of ‘taken for granted’ urban icons of our current society. Peel looks at the high street, its days numbered as stalwarts of our cultural landscape are closed down and re-imagined to service the changing needs of our society, while Blanchard imagines the cities of tomorrow with a twist of surrealism and humour. Both artists will show new works on canvas and paper.
Beermat research: The Blue Piper of Hamelin
These little guys will be featured in a pop up exhibition next month in London at Coningsby Gallery curated by Inkygoodness. Info below…
I N K Y G O O D N E S S B E E R MA T C H A R A C T E R S G R O U P S H O W
The Coningsby Gallery, 29 April – 4th May 2013
Beermat Characters is the latest project by Inkygoodness, inviting illustrators, artists & character designers to transform a beer mat (coaster) into a character. Showcasing the talents of over 80 artists & illustrators tasked with the challenge to transform a simple beermat into a character, our latest project will launch on Tue 30th April 2013 at the Coningsby Gallery in central London, with live music, plenty of drinks on offer and a great atmosphere guaranteed! Expect a diverse selection of artworks from handmade to digital, felt plush, paper-cut outs, inked & painted, 3D sculptures & much much more..
January got really busy and it’s been a while since my last post. I’m working on several projects, including my next exhibition with Jo Peel in London in April. More info coming soon. Here is a work in progress: 20 x 20 cm acrylic on paper
Scratch EXPO 17 starts this thursday in London
I was invited to Scratch EXPO 17 a big exhibition curated by old-timer live production Scratch from London. The event starts this coming thursday and will feature artwork from 17 international artists. Here is my piece ‘Particles’ – acrylic on 1 x 1m canvas.
Private view on wednesday RSVP essential – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Scratch EXPO 17
05 Dec 2012 – 16 Dec 2012 Opening times: LAUNCH / PRIVATE VIEW (rsvp essential): Wed 5th Dec 2012, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Live Dates: Thursday 6th Dec – Sunday 16th Dec 2012, Noon – 7pm LONDONEWCASTLE PROJECT SPACE 28 Redchurch Street Shoreditch London E2 7DP
Scratch started back in Kings Cross, London; in June ’96 as a hip hop inspired live production encompassing the global dynamics of b- boy culture. Scratch has travelled through London, Edinburgh, Brighton, Bristol, Gothenburg, Italia, Las Vegas, Australia, India & festivals far & wide. Scratch made it’s name in fuzing events that highlighted art in equal headline to music with often first time shows / exhibitions for established players.
SCRATCH EXPO 17 continues the ethos behind the event telling the story through sonic & visual mediums from ’96 and beyond. The show divides the galley space in to two with a selection of international graffiti inspired abstrakt artists invited to display exclusive new works on canvas – all of whom have a relationship with Scratch through collaborations past and present.
Guests include, from Italy Moneyless, Sweden Disk (HSK), France EMA, Canada 123Klan, from the UK Shok1, Robi Walters, Remi Rough, Nonsinthetik, Inkie, Kid Acne, Etch, Solo One, Chu, Chum 101, from Scotland Derm, Many Styles Crew & Lyley plus a selection of creative designers, musicians, record labels & photographers from London, Japan & NYC following the on-going journey of Scratch.
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Info / live updates – https://www.facebook.com/scratchsince1996
Old News Good News: The Underbelly Project
Back in 2010 I was invited to join a secret art project in the underground subway system of New York. The cool thing about this project is that artists came from around the globe to participate and although it’s been heavily publicised with articles in the New York and London Times (to name a few), the location and the name of the organisers still remain unknown . We Own The Night: The Art Of The Underbelly Project, a newishly released book from Rizzoli New York details every moment of the project and includes photos of the work I did for it.