Leaves, layers, bags, fresh growth on skateboard decks, what price art? 67 not out…

The notion of a daily painting went on, the 67th painting of 2017, March 8th 67/365 – “Fresh Leaf Growth” – Fresh leaf growth and the notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth and new layers growing on a small canvas, 20cm x 20cm x 1cm – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, varnish.  67th days in and fresh layers growing on old layers…

sw_day67_1The 67th painting of 2017, March 8th 67/365 – “Fresh Leaf Growth”

The 63rd painting of the year was painted on a skateboard deck retrieved from a Hackney skip a few days back.  63/365 – “Fresh Leaf Growth on a skateboard”Fresh leaf growth and the notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted used skateboard deck – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, glitter paint, varnish The 63rd painting of 2017, March 4th.

sw_day63_skateboard_2The 63rd painting of the year was painted on a skateboard deck retrieved from a Hackney skip a few days back.  63/365 – “Fresh Leaf Growth on a skateboard”

The notion of a smaller painting a day goes on, 67 days in now, it isn’t really an option not to painting, a day is not a completely satisfying unless something has been created, and it is enhanced a little more if it is created on something that somebody didn’t want, an old skateboard deck thrown in a skip, an unwanted unplayable vinyl record, an old fashion bag discarded and then retrieved and painted on. This Eileen Fisher fashion bag, was found in Hackney bin, it became the 59th painting of 2017 and the next part of the What price Art questiom

What Price Art week 7 – A return to the What Price Art question and a piece of art posted up on E.bay every week with an opening bid price of 1p. This piece went live as a 1p E.bay auction piece, on Wednesday 1st March 2017. and ends on Wednesday March 8th. Piece number seven is now live, go find it on ebay, that link there or my name in the ebay search engine should take you to it (as well as other smaller pieces that are for sale on ebay).  What Price Art?

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“Growth on an Eillen Fisher Bag” – Fresh leaf growth and the notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted Eileen Fisher fashion bag- Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, glitter paint, varnish The 59th painting of 2017.

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Another leaf growing through the gold…..

Gold? Leaves? Fragile? A majestic swan, looking all calm but under the surface feet are kicking and things are happening, shows coming together and plans and…. no Christmas sales here, it is the season to keep a low profile while all around the desperate need to sell sell sell. Most invites to take part in events are being politely turned down until the new year, although outside walls are being put to good use and old nails where things can be hung are being put to good use.  Gold is a show invite I have accepted, mainly because the gallery asked for a particular couple of recent pieces that haven’t been shown yet and I do rather like the gallery and the shows they put on in that space.  Gold happens at BSMT Space, 5d Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London, N16 8BH. The group show opens on December 15th and runs until the 18th.

A Leaf, East London, November 2016

A Leaf, East London, November 2016

The leaf in the (found) gold frame is another thorny one, 110cm x 75cm, the leaf is now behind glass, it is a leaf in my mind, others see other things, no one is right or wrong. This Autumn has been about leaves, most of the rather productive year has been…

Leaves, leaves falling, leafbombing, some say Leafhearts….

A Leaf, East London, October 2016

A Leaf, East London, October 2016

Leaves, leaves falling, leafbombing, some say Leafhearts…..  East London leaves… London Fields, Victoria Park…..

A Leaf, East London, October 2016…

A Leaf, East London, October 2016…

 

A gathering of some recent growth, fresh pieces, new layers, leaves, thorns, things growing…

debased_sept2016A gathering of some recent growth, fresh pieces, new layers, leaves, thorns, things growing in found frames, some recent art drops, and such …

And so, next Thursday 22nd September, the Cultivate long weekend takeover over at BSMT Space (Dalston, London N16) starts, a show once again curated by myself and Emma Harvey, more mixing up of things

.  “This is about taking art and artists out of those comfortable little boxes that the London art scene appears to need, mixing things up, messing with the rules – a wallpaper printer (currently hanging in the V&A), alongside a street artist currently painting East London walls, a London dress-maker currently raging against London Fashion week, a contemporary painter currently exploring the view found through a circle, a performance artist freshly returned from her LA performance next to a pro-active artist still questioning the destruction of the mining communities”…Expect lots more information about the artists and the show to appear over on the Cultivate blog pages in the next few days as we lead in to the show

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Someone bought a a new 32″ flatscreen television, meanwhile in the US Midwest…

Some fresh leafy growth in an unwanted frame thrown out. If a frame is left on the street then leaves will grow like these ones have grown on this piece of red and white cardboard box that was once packaging for a new 32″ flatscreen television and was then thrown into a Hackney skip (next to the recycling skip) The piece is 75cm x60cm including the all important found battle-scared  frame that is very much part of the piece rather than just framing the piece 9and as with everything on the streets of London, aThisOne sticker turned up on it)

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I do like it when one of the artdrop pieces turns up half way around the globe. Can’t remember where in London I left this one, there has been a lot of them this year. “Street art from London, on our Midwest American back porch. No, really! You’re supposed to take it! artdrop” said the person who posted the photo of the piece on instagram earlier this week (thanks for posting, the photos on social media are part of it)

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