Stars, starz, 43 Starz…

Starz, 43 of them, and the ongoing notion in 2017 of a painting  brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of the year. 43 starz painted on a piece of wood. The latest daily pieces can be viewed here,  The on-going notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of the year, some of them have been hung in galleries, some left hanging on the street for people to take should the wish to, some are available via the on-line shop, some have gone to new homes around the world, some are just hanging around in the studio.  Today is day 228, a 228th painting, a painting on a paint brush, is over there drying. The 43 Starz piece was the 226th piece of the year, a painting completed and brought to a conclusion on the 226th day of the year, that doesn’t mean it was started on the 226th day…   

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226/365 (14th August,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. On day 226, a 226th piece, acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, gloss varnish on an old found recycled piece of wood picked up off the Hackney Wick street and used as part of the installation piece at the Inside Out show before more layers and stars (Starz) grew on it, 43 stars.. 64cm x 14cm x 2cmon

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Fresh leaves, the ongoing daily notion…

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126/365 – Fresh Leaf Growth, May 6th Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. On day 126, a 126th piece, acrylic, spray paint, brushwork, varnish on recycled hardboard, 12cm x 32cm

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 notion goes on, yesterday was day 133, today’s, painting 134 is over there waiting to be photographed in the cold (day) light of tomorrow morning.  Some of these pieces are to be found via the Cultivate on-line shop, some them found hanging on the street, some of them are waiting until the next exhibition or maybe the forthcoming Art Car Boor Fair or maybe just left out there in the undergrowth…..

The notion of a small painting brought to a conclusion on every day of 2017 seemed like a good one on January 1st…

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105/365 – Fresh Leaf Growth in a Frame..

The notion of a small painting brought to a conclusion on every day of 2017 seemed like a good one on January 1st, one hundred and ten days in, the 110th piece is over there awaiting a little more attention before today comes to an end. The notion still feels like a good one,, i do see it as one piece of work in 365 parts, some of the parts are for sale, some of them are being hung on the streets for people to take, some have gone to galleries some are still here. Someone asked if the plan was to hang all 365 together at the end of the year, that can’t happen, some of the pieces have already gone off to Sweden, Spain, California, Wales, Italy, Yorkshire, Kent, Shropshire, some will be on sale at the Art Car Boot Fair, some at the next Cultivate shows or… This isn’t the only thing I’m working on right now, there are a number of larger pieces in production and..
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And on the 89th Day….

88/365 – The 89th painting of 2017, March 30th – “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 on an evolving piece of 12″ vinyl, now concluded – Acrylic, brush work, marker pen, spray paint, glitter paint, varnish.

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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.