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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The 56th painting on the 56th day, the red thing, the notion of viewing art on line…

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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 recycled 12″ vinyl Record – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, varnish The 56th painting of 2017

The 56th painting of 2017, more fresh leaf growth, a fresh layer and the notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted recycled 12″ vinyl Record – Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, marker pen, varnish, the 56th small painting on the the 56th day of the year. The 57th will be concluded tomorrow, I imagine the 58th will be concluded on Monday, the same day as the Red show goes live on line.  The Red show is an experiment, something I’m curating right now – Hot on the heels of Cultivate’s  return to Dalston’s  beautiful basement gallery known as BSMT Space with the Fragile show two weeks ago, Cultivate brings you Red. The show will run here on the Organ pages as well as on the Cultivate website. here’s the Cultivate update

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“Opening on Monday February 27th at 6pm, Red will be another gathering of pro-active artists and another exercise in artist-led cross-pollination.  This time we Cultivate on line, sometimes we do it in formal galleries, or in warehouses or at dog shows or under railway bridges or in car parks at the seaside, this time we do it online. A group show featuring the art of 20 selected artists, selected via an on-line open call. Red goes live at 6pm (UK time) on Monday 27th February at www.cultivategallery.com and www.organthing.com.

Opening on Monday evening, Red will run on-line until, well until who knows when, maybe forever? Red will feature the work of 20 selected artists. Submissions were via an open call via www.cultivategallery.com (no one was charged to submit an e.mail images, we are very much against the cynical notion of charging artists a fee just to submit an e.mail and an image to to an open call show)  The show will go live on line on the Organ website and on the Cultivate website on February 27th and will run until the world ends (or we do).

The work will be of a red nature, the colour will hopefully unite the show, we’re exploring the submissions now, this is very much an experiment, submissions are being accepted up until midnight on Sunday. More details about the open call via www.cultivategallery.com

“I’m still not sure how I feel about the notions of art on-line (I avoided instagram for ages and ages), but then that’s why we’re experimenting with it and debating it here at Cultivate. I look at the numbers of people around the world who view the features on gallery openings and exhibitions via both the Cultivate website and in much bigger numbers via the busy Organ website – for instance over eight thousand people viewed the photos (and words) from the Kembra Pfahler show at Emalin Gallery in East London when the images (and words) were posted on the Organ website.  Eight thousand viewers during the week the review went live on the Organ website back at the end of last year.  I very much doubt if anywhere near a thousand people actually physically went to the show when it was on.  My own art website has already been visited by people from New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Singapore, USA and more this morning, nobody living in Singapore can see my art on an East London gallery wall unless they look at photos of the show on-line.

On-line art can never be a substitute for seeing most people’s art in the flesh on a gallery wall (or a street wall, or hanging in a tree, or…), there is no substitute for seeing art right there in front of you living and breathing, right there in the flesh, alive, the texture, the size, the smell – however as artists, we surely can’t ignore the fact that most people see out art via computer screens can we? This surely has to be embraced doesn’t it? Surely we have to experiment with it? And so Red will open on-line next Monday on both the Cultivate and Organ websites, come and see if the experiment works”. (SW)

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Growth on a Floorboard 1 and 2 – The notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state every day of the year…

“Growth on a Floorboard 1 and 2” – The notion of a smaller painting brought to a finished state every day of the year during 2017. Fresh leaf growth on an unwanted recycled piece of floorboard hardwood, 64cm x 14cm. Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, glitter paint, marker pen, varnish  The 46th painting of 2017, concluded just before midnight on the 46th day, the 47th completed in the first few minutes of day 47th. Both pieces are now on sale via the Cultivate on-line shop
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Growth on a floorboard, day 46 and 47.

My side of the Fragile show last week…

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SEAN WORRALL – Fragile at BSMT Space gallery, Feb 2016

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

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“Leaf?” -The notion of a painting brought to a finished state every day

“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,

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“Leaf?” – Day 45. 20cm x 30cm acrylic on hardboard

On with the daily cultivation, the notion of a painting brought to a conclusion on every day of the year…

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

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“Herb Robert, Leafhearted…” 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 44th painting of 2017

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

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Some of the daily pieces at the Fragile show… Feb 2017

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