It's been a long time since I've updated my blog. To be honest Instagram has become my news page due to the convenience of it but I have missed more detailed posts so I'm back.
2015 was a pretty fun year, with 2 solo shows in New York and some fun commissions locked down. I had some time to decompress and prepare for my next project.
2016 is all about taking some time to focus on my next solo show this summer, learning new techniques and enjoying the process of creating new works. I look forward to sharing updates with you.
After my month long residency at The Cotton Candy Machine we held a closing party to celebrate the new works. About 2 hours into the show 3 paintings of mine that were stored in the back room were stolen. A 5 ft portrait of Basquiat, a 4ft painting of Nelson Mandela and a Snoop painting. These pieces were from a previous collection that were displayed earlier in the month, this is why they were stored in the back.
Sean Leonard, owner of The Cotton Candy Machine noticed they were missing and ran out in search of the thieves. The works had been taken out of the fire escape. After running around the streets he found one guy with the Basquait painting and ran after him with the huge portrait after it was retrieved. One man has been arrested but 2 paintings are still missing.
Within 24 hours pretty much every news station caught wind of the story and it went National. You can check out all of the coverage below.
Thanks to everyone at The Cotton Candy Machine and thank you to Sean Leonard and Tara McPherson for inviting me to show my work.
The hunt continues......
The good people at Cotton Candy Machine have invited me to be their very first artist in their artist residency program. For the month of Feb I will have my works on display and producing new works throughout the month in store. Be sure to pass through!
Thanks to Sean Leonard and Tara McPherson for hooking this up!
Cotton Candy Machine
235 South 1st Street,
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Last year, Saatchi Magazine came by my London studio to discuss the inspirations behind my work. Check out the vid above.
I recently got asked to create a piece of world famous hip-hop producer J-Dilla. I also released a limited run of prints where I will contribute 25% of proceeds to the J-Dilla foundation. They are available HERE.
Here is the piece I did of Deron Williams for Brooklyn Nets/ Brooklyn Nets Fan Club. This week we will be releasing a limited run of prints that are signed and numbered on the BKNFC website. Release date will be Friday 6th September from HERE.
Hope to see you all at my print show next week. Join the event, drink beer, look at some of my new works and have good times. This is my first show of 2013 so it would be great to see you all.
Click the link below to join the Facebook event.https://www.facebook.com/events/558193694246610/?context=create
I'm working on a whole bunch of projects right now including a piece of Marilyn Monroe.
July and August are set to be a busy time. Over the course of 2 days I will have 2 shows. I will have 2 pieces showing at a group show at Imitate Modern which will be all oil based works and the day after a solo print show at the Puma 21store in Boxpark, Shoreditch.
Here's a teaser shot for the Imitate Modern show.
I am currently working on a Nina Simone commission for someone in NYC. Lucky for me I had some visitors come in a take a snap.