After Burning Man and once I had resurfaced from the epic Yosemite National Park, I drove down to City of Angels. Los Angeles was awash with street art. It filled the streets like an open-air gallery for everyone to enjoy. Gratitude was the buzz word here and I felt it. I met many wonderful people here, all open and willing to exhibit my work. I'm excited at what the next few months will bring.
My art trip to California started with a crazy bang at Burning Man. So much fun, so much art and so much inspiration. Around us, the sculptures and art cars seem to follow a conscious theme of planetary awareness and kindness - a knock on effect from the constant political and enviromental struggle. It comfortably aligned with my current art series 'The Rainbow Warriors'.
If heart and soul are the vehicles for my art, Peckham is the fuel; at least for my current and most recent pieces. I wanted to celebrate how proud I feel to coinhabit this concrete chrysalis for creativity with humans from such diverse backgrounds. The hairdressers, fruit stall owners, workers at the independent coffee shops and bars – I salute you! The In PECKHAM series is gratitude on paper in honour of what you, and many others, bring to this vibrant place that we share.
These pieces are the result of a new exploration into typography, photography and screen printing. They shout out, ‘WE ARE HERE!’ ‘WE ARE IN PECKHAM!’
At the night of the opening, we enjoyed vegan food created by the talented Nutkin Cafe and drank sparkles.
The work will be on display till the end of May.
Today my interview for the Dulwich Onview was published. It talks about the Peckham series, my design process and my latest work project: The Rainbow Warriors. It feels so good to see this online. You can read it here at: dulwichonview.org.uk/2017/01/16/artist-sould-feeling-the-se-vibe/
This was a wonderful fundraising night based in East London, Studio 4. There were over 20 artist, including myself exhibiting and selling work to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Shelter. I sold my 'Swing Girl' to a very happy lady, called 'Jen' who said it would sit perfectly in her kitchen, as her tiles were the same colour. All together we raised over a £1200, and with mulled wine in hand and nibbles, it was a successful and enjoyable night out.
You can now celebrate where you live (without having to move to Peckham...)
Yes! The Centre of the Universe t-shirts and prints have now expanded to all the corners of the world. Live in Brixton, Kensal Green, Clapton… That's great. Let's celebrate by having your own print or/& T-shirt, custom-made to 'your area'
First ever Peckham Festival collaborating artist & retailers are getting together to create something special. Happening all over Peckham with the heart of the event in Copeland Park, behind the Bussey Building.
In love with Peckham. Who isn’t... We all feel it.
These series of typographical and photographic screen prints shouts out: We are HERE. We are IN PECKHAM. Uniting everyone of all cultures and backgrounds; from the hairdressers lining the high street, the fruit stalls nestled under the arches to the independent coffee shops and bars that are springing up all over SE5 and 15. We love everything about Peckham.
You are Here. Peckham
A4 (4 different colour ways)
A4 (4 different colour ways)
Centre of the universe Peckham
A3 (3 different colour ways)
I will be doing graffiti stencil spraying at various times over the festival, where you can personalise your own piece art... Bring a magazine, old jacket or even lamp shade and have it stylised to the Peckham theme.
Soft launch -I will be based in Copeland Park in the record studios
Saturday & Sunday Daytime:
Back at the recording studio
Portrait posters and canvas were created for the host, in a James Bond style.
Housed in a massive, 5000 square feet venue in the heart of Bethnal Green, London, BAZAART exhibited a grand collection of new, original artworks, prints and installation from urban, street artists.
I had the pleasure to be part of this, exhibiting my work alongside artists such as, Pure Evil, Eelus, Rugman, BonBon, Dave the Chimp, Rourke Van Dal, The Krah, Fark FK, Fake, Hutch (BAZAART Expo).
Commission for a canvas displaying a stencil of three daughters.
The size was 3 metres wide.