A new series that will consist of 43 small canvas pieces – Sometimes They Have Thorns (A Small One)

Sometines They Have Thorns (A Small One 14/43)

Sometimes They Have Thorns (A Small One 14/43)

Wrote a slightly angry blog piece (over on the Cultivate page) about an aborted road trip to Luton yesterday, well a train ride actually,  one term is as good as another though, a road trip sound far more romantic don’t you think… A road trip (on a train) to Luton, another aborted train ride of a road trip to a festival up in Yorkshire, I won’t repeat it all here, I like to keep this page for the actual art I make rather than all the outpourings that revolve around running galleries and putting on shows and the way artists, on the whole, are treated (not very well), all over on the Cultivate blog if you’re interested, I really don’t want to repeat it all here, artists do need to make a stand though, a united one, unless it is a united one there really is no point. This website and this blog is about the art I make though, not the woes of artists, this is about layers and leaves and fresh growth and painting for the next show, the excitement of texture and colour of shape and contrast, of paint and mark-making…

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Updated the Cultivate on-line shop yesterday, some of the small canvas pieces painted while confined inside a while-walled gallery last week. Really can’t be too expansive while sitting in a pristine art space, the formality demands restraint, this was not a space where I couple spray walls and throw paint. Some small canvas pieces then, there is a pleasure in painting small affordable pieces that people can just enjoy, a piece of art that in reality is worth no more than that CD you enjoy, or that dress you treated yourself to. That’s why the Art Car Boot Fair is such an enjoyable thing to take part in. So, spent last week in a white wall gallery and when I wasn’t talking to people, I painted some small (and reasonably affordable, the price of a CD or something similar) canvas pieces, a new series that will consist of 43 small canvas pieces – Sometimes They Have Thorns (A Small One 1/43)  A series that will continue until 43 have been painted and will available on line via the Cultivate shop or at the forthcoming 2016 Art Car Boot Fair(s) at Brick Lane (June12th) and Hastings(July 16th).2016 is about things in batches of 43 (the prices will all be price between £10 and £25).

An #ArtDrop left hanging by an East London railway arch…

An #ArtDrop left hanging by an East London railway arch, there to be taken should someone wish to do so. Someone just suggested (via social media, Twitter should you need to know), that I actually paint it on that beautiful wall. No, I only paint on ugly walls, walls violated by the clutter of life, advertising, posters, signage, not on beautiful living walls like that one, I just “drop” art on walls like that, well carefully hang it with lots of consideration and selection and that is a particularly beautiful wall…

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An Art Drop, left outside to be taken…

 

Last year was about a piece of work in 365 parts called #365ArtDrops, this year it is an art drop here and one there when it feels right and good spot is indeed spotted (I usually have a piece ready in my bag). The documentation on the last year’s #365ArtDrops is still coming together, never enough time to make art let alone write about art already made, must get on with documenting last year’s 365 art drops…

Meanwhile just a Tuesday and a Wednesday to go before the Sometimes They Have Thorns show closes, thanks to all who have come along so far (especially Lola of London)

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Lola Of London in the gallery

 

 

 

The Sometimes They Have Thorns show at Fount London enters the final week, the show is open until Wednesday…

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

The Sometimes We Have Thorns show at Fount London enters the final week, the show is open today, tomorrow and Wednesday, then it all comes down. Lat for the #43 related events that started with the 43 paintings back in January and last chance to partake in the £43 thing, it all ends on Wednesday. We’re open 11am until 6pm today and until the show closes on Wednesday. Thanks to everyone who’s been along so far (besides the Wall and Jones thing this is probably the last London show for quite a while)

Cultivate Presents: SEAN WORRALL – SOMETIMES THEY HAVE THORNS
The show will present a collection of the recent (ongoing) series of Sometimes They Have Thorns paintings that have been evolving during 2016. The series of paintings that started at the Reveal show and formed a big part of the #43 show that happened on the 43rd day of the year with that one day show on the street under a railway bridge and on sale at £43 each, the series that continued at the recent Debaser show over at BSMT Space and will continue once more with new work for this nine day solo show in the railway arch at Fount.
Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

The gallery walls will be alive with thorny growth, leaves on canvas (although some see other things and talk of leafhearts and such), expect thorns, pruning of growth, gardening, painting on canvas, on found things and for the last time this year the canvas paintings will be on sale at no more than £43 each (these will once again also be smaller pieces painted on found recycled vinyl or pieces of reclaimed wood).
Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

The show will evolve through the nine days with Sean working at the space (or outside the space) during the period.
Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

And as is tradition now with Sean Worrall solo shows, there will be a guest wall of artists invited to take part and make use of one wall in the space (Cultivate is about getting art and artists out there, artists coming together and doing it ourselves) GUEST WALL ARTISTS Lynne Blackburn , Quiet British Accent, Rosso and This One
Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

SEAN WORRALL is an East London based artist (and reluctant curator), Sean’s current body of work explores the notion of new layers, the reclaiming of those things that are left to decay, the idea that our cities will eventually be covered and lost in new layers. Lost in the short term as we use the city walls as a street art canvas, then as nature paints her own leaf shaped beauty over the top of it all and takes everything back Trillion Green, the Captain’s Table…
An Art Drop, left outside to be taken...

An Art Drop, left outside to be taken…

Sean’s paintings explore the taking back of old walls, the growing over, the freshness of new leaves, new marks, old surfaces, always growing, recycled, renewed . Newly weathered marks over old faded shapes, new layers, fresh leaves, sprayed paint, crumbling old stonework, some see leaves, some see other things,. New growth over old, new shoots, new paint over decayed colour, the marks of evolving street art on tired city walls, new paint over old canvas. Layer over layer, the covering up, the taking back of unloved surfaces, refreshing. Spaces reclaimed both by human hand and nature’s growth.
Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016 with guests

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016 with guests

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Sometimes They have Thorns opens tomorrow…

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They have Thorns opens tomorrow, Tuesday April 12th, the show runs until Wednesday April 20th (11.00am until 6pm) with a late evening view on Thursday April 14th (6pm until 9pm and probably a bit later). The Facebook event page is here if you like to ‘like’ that kind of thing. The show happens under the railway arch at Fount, London Fields, Hackney, East London and will feature more of the recent Sometimes They Have Thorns pieces

The show will present a collection of the recent (ongoing) series of Sometimes They Have Thorns paintings that have been evolving during 2016. The series of paintings that started at the Reveal show and formed a big part of the #43 show that happened on the 43rd day of the year with that one day show on the street under a railway bridge and on sale at £43 each, the series that continued at the recent Debaser show over at BSMT Space and will continue once more with new work for this nine day solo show in the railway arch at Fount.

The gallery walls will be alive with thorny growth, leaves on canvas (although some see other things and talk of leafhearts and such), expect thorns, pruning of growth, gardening, painting on canvas, on found things and for the last time this year the canvas paintings will be on sale at no more than £43 each (these will once again also be smaller pieces painted on found recycled vinyl or pieces of reclaimed wood).

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

 

The show will evolve through the nine days with Sean working at the space (or outside the space) during the period.

And as is tradition now with my solo shows, there will be a guest wall of artists invited to take part and make use of one wall in the space (Cultivate is about getting art and artists out there, artists coming together and doing it ourselves) GUEST WALL ARTISTS LYNNE BLACKBURN, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, ROSSO and THIS ONE

 

 

A solo show in an East London railway arch next week, a piece in Richmond Park and…

New shows, busy busy busy Summer coming up, leaves to grow, thorns to prune, layers to contend with, (you can of course keep up with some of this via my Facebook page or my new Instagram feed).  Two new shows coming up, both linked to each other. First some tagging in Richmond…

Richmond, Surrey, April 2016

Richmond, Surrey, April 2016

two news shows then..

The nomadic thing that is Cultivate returns to the scene of January’s Reveal show and that railway arch by London Fields, Hackney, East London, as guests of Fount.  ThIs time a solo exhibition of paintings from Sean Worrall.

Thorns_april2016The show opens on Tuesday April 12th and will run until Wednesday April 20th (closed on the Monday), we will have a late night opening on Thursday 14th April when the show will be open until 9pm (expect guests, performance and more on the Thursday and throughout the show)

Sean Worrall will present a collection of his recent (ongoing) series of Sometimes They Have Thorns paintings that have been evolving during 2016. The series of paintings that started at the Reveal show and formed a big part of the #43 show that happened on the 43rd day of the year with that one day show on the street under a railway bridge, the series that continued at the recent Debaser show over at BSMTSpace and will continue once more with new work for this nine day solo show in the railway arch at Fount.

The gallery walls will be alive with thorny growth, leaves on canvas (although some see other things and talk of leafhearts and such), expect thorns, pruning of growth, gardening, painting on canvas, on found things and for the last time this year the canvas paitnings will be on sale at no more than £43 each (these will once again also be smaller pieces painted on found recycled vinyl or pieces of reclaimed wood, expect work priced as low as £5).

Cultiartmart_april2016The show will evolve through the nine days with Sean working at the space (or outside the space) during the period.

And as is tradition now with Sean’s solo shows, there will be a guest wall of artists invited to take part and make use of one wall in the space (Cultivate is about getting art and artists out there, artists coming together and doing it ourselves)

And while Sometimes They Have Thorns is going on inside under the arch, outside we shall have an art mart, a small art fair….

CULTIVATE ART MART: On the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th April, Cultivate will present an outdoor market/art fair in the yard of Fount, (with gazebos, tables, paintings, prints, stalls and such), East London Prints will also be there over the weeknd with thier extensive collection of affordable prints.

Fount is under the railway inside (and outside) an arch, right by London Fields, Netil Market and everything that goes on at Broadway Market, you have art, food, drink, vintage treasure and entertainment everywhere over the weekend…