A leaf, #365ArtDrop18, a leaf left hanging in Hoxton, East London….

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A leaf, #365ArtDrop18 – 365/2 – a leaf left hanging in Hoxton, East London

A leaf – #365ArtDrop18 2/365 – A leaf left hanging, the second of 365 artdrop pieces of 2018, one of the daily concluded paintings of 2017 painted on a piece of found recycled hardboard and now left out by a door in Hoxton, East London left there for someone to take should they wish to do so 

 

 

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And so begins a second year of ArtDrops, another 365 carefully placed pieces of art…

#365ArtDrop18 – A second year of ArtDrops, another 365 carefully placed pieces of art, never dropped, always carefully hung on the streets for people to take should they wish to. 365 paintings on things found on the street, painted on, and then put back out on the street during 2018. 
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#365ArtDrop18 – 1/365, January 1st 2018

On January 1st, a first piece, a leaf, the first of 365 artdrop pieces of 2018 and the final painting of 2017 painted on a piece of found recycled hardboard in the final hour of what is now last year, painted on and left out for someone to take should they wish to. #365ArtDrop18 1/365 left on the Hackney road, East London on New year’s Day.

The hashtag –  #365ArtDrop18 is to en courage people to become part of the year long piece of work, the hope is that people taking the pieces will post photos of themselves with the pieces they find and take so that we can find out where the unwanted recycled material has got to…

Not a piece a day, just, all being well, 365 during the year…  Click on an image to enlarge or to run the slide show…..

The notion of a small painting brought to a completed conclusion was the challenge for 2017, it was completed last night as the year came to a quiet end…

The final concluded painting of 2017, the 365th of the year, the piece was completed just before the chimes of midnight last night. The question is, will the notion continue in 2018?

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Daily Painting 365/365 (31st December,2017) – Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. Acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, gloss varnish on a found piece of hardboard, 38cm x 82cm

The notion of a small painting brought to a completed conclusion was the challenge for 2017, it was completed last night as the year came to a quiet end, some of the pieces have been more successful than others, some have pleased, some maybe not quite so much, should the challenge carry on?  Maybe, watch this space, it was a rather enjoyable challenge, and the making of art, as difficult and challenging as it can sometimes be, should be enjoyable…  Here’s are the last daily paintings of 2017…

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The 353rd painting of the year, left hanging in a tunnel…

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The 353rd painting of the year, left in a tunnel…

A leaf left hanging on a wall in a tunnel in East London, a carefully placed, never dropped, art drop, a painting left hanging for someone to take should they wish to. A piece painted on a found piece of plasterboard, when a piece of board is thrown out then leaves will grow on it. The 353rd concluded painting of the year on day 353, concluded yesterday, December 19th and left out today, December 20th 2017….. .
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A leaf from one year ago…

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A Leaf, (2016) – Acrylic, spray paint, gloss varnish 105cm x 45cm, painted on board, in gold frame and under glass.

This is an image from one year ago, a photo of a piece painted back at the end of last year. it came up via my social media today, I’d almost forgotten about it, all wrapped up and buried under the newer work that clutters up the studio here.  This piece really does need a home now before I break the glass or something. The piece is simple called “A Leaf”, (2016) – Acrylic, spray paint, gloss varnish 105cm x 45cm, painted on board, in gold frame and under glass. All A little too slick for my liking, I prefer a leaf to be running free rather than all restrained in a slick fancy frame…

The question is, will this all stop at the end of 2017?

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Daily Painting 335/365 (1st December,2017) – Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. Acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, gloss varnish on recycled cardboard, 21cm x 21cm

Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. The most recent pieces are  acrylic pieces, a combination of brushwork, spray paint and that vital layer of gloss varnish on recycled cardboard, 21cm x 21cm. yesterday’s concluded piece is yet to be photographed, day 345, twenty more pieces need to be concluded this year, I rather like the evolution that has been revealed since January 1st as each piece is concluded, view them all here, the question is, will this all stop at the end of 2017? I rather like the challenge of concluding a piece every day (these are not pieces that are started on the same day as they are concluded). The best place to follow all this (should you want to) is via the Instagram feed. “Will they all be exhibited at the end of the year?” asked someone a few days back, no, many of them have already been sold or”dropped” on the street, some are for sale via the Cultivate shop, some of the more recent ones will be part of the Intent show that opens at BSMT Space in Dalston (London) on January 18th but no, the pieces are scattered all over the globe now. Incidentally if you are after a particular piece and can’t see it in the shop, please do ask, it might have already found a home, it might still be here.  

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The ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day…

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330/365 (26th November,2017) – Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. Acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, gloss varnish on recycled cardboard, 21cm x 21cm

The ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017 goes on. The most recent piece have been painted on recycled cardboard…