Monday, 20 May 2013

Smiley Commission

A friend of mine asked me to create a one off piece as a birthday present for his brother celebrating his recent travels and adventures snowboarding in New Zealand. His nickname has been Smiley for a long time so the inclusion of smiley faces were obvious.

Being a New Zealander myself I took a lot of pride in this one and wanted to put some time in with the details adding little nods here and there. Both him and his brother were really happy with the final result.

Streetfest 2013

This year I was invited with over 20 other artists to paint at Streetfest in Shoreditch. It was a great day of painting with friends in the sun and meeting lots of other like minded people.

Events involving beatboxing, street dance, bmx, skateboarding, live art and music went on throughout the day while we painted along the main stretch. The live graffiti this year was organised by Global Street Art with many recognisable names painting.

My piece was an homage to the Avengers complete with decapitated cartoon heads and my fictional character self, Captain Kris.

There are also a few videos floating around which I've included. In one of them I've been interviewed and you are able to see what I look like after going to a Stag do in Brighton and then painting a mural for the whole next day.

Pinched some of these shots from the London Vandal, go check out their post HERE.

Whippets Chasing Rabbits / Switch Studios Exhibition - Nottingham

Been a bit quiet on the blog updating recently but only due to be being busy so now I've got a chance, I'm going to upload some new bits.

First is a set of canvases for the Whippets Chasing Rabbits exhibition at Switch Studios in Nottingham. Had to turn these around pretty quickly as it was all a bit last minute. The coasters I created for the urban homeware company PostLiving were also shown.

Many recognised street/graffiti artists exhibited and the opening was a huge success. My pieces are a loose representation of several emotions expressed by my character/pseudonym Captain Kris.