Fragile opened this time last week, a group show and a gathering of 16 proactive artists, Cultivated in a basement gallery over in London N16. A short sharp shock of a Cultivate show, it was “eventful” pulling it all together, I’ll write about the process over on the Cultivate blog in a day or so, there are some words and images up there already, this website is more about my own art rather than my curating and artist-herding and the putting on of shows. There’s photos of the work of all the artists along with images from the busy opeing and some words and thoughts from me over on the Organ pages (where music, art and underculture is written about on a daily basis).
Here then are some images of my work on the walls of BSMT Space gallery as part as the Cutlivate curated gtoup show Fragile, it happened at the start of February, one wall full of the paiinting a day pieces and a couple of other larger pieces in there alongside the work of ther artists we selected for the latest Cultivate show
Click on am image ot enlarge or to run the fracture slide show….
“Leaf?” -The notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted recycled piece of MDF hardboard, 30cm x 20cm. . Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, gold paint, marker pen, varnish The 45th painting of 2017, brought to a conclusion last Tuesday (Wednesday’s and today’s haven’t been photographed yet). Will this last all year? Number 45 in now available via the Cultivate on-line shop, as are all the smaller daily paintings that haven’t already left here and headded off to Portugal or Paris or the fields of Kent… Do like the notion of having to complete a painting every day, not start and finish a painting every day, just finish one of the pieces that are here in the studio every day of the year,
Social media seems to think I need to share a memory from a year ago, this This photo was posted on Facebook on February 14th 2016 . I do like these photos that people post of them finding the pieces of art I’ve left on the street to be taken. There hasn’t been any art drops in 2017, the last one was on December 31st 2016, the new year resolution has held for just over 43 days now, it might not hold much longer though, Spring must be around the corner soon surely? Leaves need to shoot on walls soon, do like the smiles that the art drops result in…
The notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017 goes on, 44 days now. Today’s piece of fresh leaf growth on an unwanted recycled piece of hardboard is a piece called “Herb Robert, Leafhearted…”, 30cm x 20cm. Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, gold paint, marker pen, varnish The 44th painting of 2017 on the 44th day of 2017 and now on sale, as all 44 pieces have been (when they don’t sell before I have time to put them in the shop window as part 43 did on Sunday) via the Cultivate on-line shop
Several of the daily pieces were up on the wall at Cultivate’s Fragile group show at BSMT Space over in Dalston, London N16 over the weekend, more about that in these pages in a while, it was rather and intense and eventful week, there’s lots of photos and words over on the Organ pages should you be curious
Let me put by curators head on for a moment and say a big big thanks then to all who came along to the Fragile show, thanks to all the artists, thanks to everyone who braved the weather and came to the very busy opening (I wouldn’t have gone out to explore art on a night like that!), thanks to everyone who came along over the weekend, thanks to the ambulance service, the performers, the team at BSMT Space, the fruit dealers of Ridley Road Market and to everyone who made it such a successful short sharp pro-active art show. Artists coming together and doing it ourselves, just how it should be… on with the next one, more Cultivating soon, watch this space… Thanks everyone
The latest daily concluded pieces, click on an image to enlarge or run the slide show
SEAN WORRALL – “And Then There Were Four”
– Fresh layers, new leaves, more growth. a painting that has been evolving over the last three years since the canvas was found abandoned out back of a charity shop in a skip with very little painted on it. Layers of leaves have been growing on it ever since
Acrylic, spray paint, marker pen, varnish on canvas, 75cm x 50cm (Feb 2017)
The notion of a painting brought to a conclusion every day of the year went on, the 30th and 31st involved fresh growth on old seven inch vinyl records, the 29th meanwhile is a canvas piece called “Lost in a Looking…” – The notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth and new layers on a smaller piece of of evolving canvas. Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, varnish on canvas 40cm x 40cm x 3cm The 29th painting of 2017.
The What Price Art? question go on again this week, I expect this will carry on throughout the year as well. The 4th weekly posting of a piece of work on e.bay happened last Wednesday, it ends tonight. Each week a piece posted on the auction site with a piece posted weekly at an opening bid price of 1p, each piece left there for a week and what price art? You decide. The 4th piece is currently up on-line, there to be bid on, view it here
This week’s What Price Art piece is a small hand painted Sometimes They Have Thorns Canvas piece (there it is just above, 15cm x 15cm), go grab it for a penny! Go explore ebay, put my name in the search engine, I’m sure you’ll find it (as well as a number of other reasonably priced pieces of art from myself and other Cultivate associated artists)
Click on an image to enlargew or run the slide show of latest concluded pieces, as always the ca nal lbe found via the Cultivate on-line shop. This link will take you to the shop. The Cultivate on-line shop is constantly re-stocked with work…