Friday, 30 September 2011

East Pop West

The Artswipe space in the ex innocent smoothy office warehouse that is East Pop West until Sunday. Will post more pictures but have to deal with a crawling dongle here. The opening party on Thursday night went well, I think the turnout was very good, difficult to tell in such a cavernous space. Sold some stuff, drank some beers and then some nasty sweet cider because the beer had run out, sorry Mistah!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Comfort Blanket

A tricky one to do, very fine registration and the area of flat colour, but worth it as I think it looks great. This pink version is one of only 2, the olive green is the normal colour edition, that's only 10 though! I think Mrs Provocateur doesn't like to have unsold prints cluttering up the flat. I sure these will go quick. I think in time there will be two more of this series....

Monday, 5 September 2011

New Agent Provocateur Print

Here's the master printer mixing the colours for the print that he is going to make of AP's picture....if you look carefully you  might be able to see a can of inspiration in the foreground.
Mr P. came over to the print shed to oversee the mixing and make sure I was going to get the Burberry colours just right. Will post pics when finished of course.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

New Suzko Print

I talked about the possibility of making a print with Suzko right after Upfest and finally it is here! One of her armed animal series in two colourways. They are both approximately 40x50cm on the normal Southbank 310gsm paper. The blue one is in two shades of blue and is in an edition of 25 and the pink is pink and black and is in a tiny few of only ten. They will be on sale soon from the Artswipe website for a typically affordable sum. A few A1 paste up versions on walls too.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Choose Your Weapons!

Look vaguely familiar? And yet different in so many ways....just printed these two versions for a client and very pleased with how they look. Very difficult to get a flat colour perfect, I changed ink recently to a more expensive brand and it has done the trick. Before I was getting a bit too much texture, now super flat.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

New JBoy Prints

Two brand new offerings from the mysterious and rather twisted JBoy. Just finished printing them today and had to do a great deal of tearing the final edge by hand, so now they have all four edges deckled or torn. A tad smaller than A3 on a nice slightly textured paper stock, Somerset I think. Not on sale yet but will be v soon from and Artswipe may have one or two proofs for sale too...

Monday, 25 July 2011

David Shillinglaw

Went up to meet David today in his northern (London predudice here) atelier. Had a very lively and fun chat about his work and what he is up to. He has a show with Cement coming up at the East Gallery on Brick Lane at the end of August and then all over the place, better check his site for details of that. The point of meeting was of course to discuss an Artswipe screenprint and we agreed on what is to be done. The print is going to be a version of a brand new painting which David is doing on a big piece of rusty metal. Going to be trying out some new techniques and am pretty excited about it I must admit. If all goes well it will be ready for the East Gallery show.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Urban Art Fair '11

The railings in Josephine Avenue and several surrounding streets in Brixton become covered in a very wide variety of art for a weekend in July every year. The fair has been very good for Mr Perronet for the past two years, but this year I was pretty sure the weather would put paid to that. It did rain a lot, and we all got rather wet and depressed at times. (Apparently it's the first serious rain in the fair's ten years.) But in the end it was well worth it and amoung other things I sold two of the new one off screenprint/monoprint/spraypaint cowboy heroes, which will encourange me to do more. They will go up on the Perronet site soon.

Are You Looking At My Bird?

The opening of AYLAMB? at the Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich market last Thursday evening. Ben's stuffed the space with all sorts of things from the obvious and crude (but funny) to the delightful. It was a lovely evening and lots of people showed up and drank and were pretty merry. 

Monday, 11 July 2011

My Bird

Just finished this on Saturday for Agent Provocateur who came over to Artswipe Towers to supervise the printing  process, with cold cans of lunch in our hands.  Made specially for the 'Are You Looking at My Bird?' show at the Ben Oakley Gallery (BOG) opening this Thursday. AP has done a few in black, I think only one in blue and a couple in orange and a few hand finished, like so....

Saturday, 25 June 2011

The Last Hero

A brand new piece in the East Sussex Art Fair in Rye. this is one of two new pics that are one offs, screen print, monoprint and a dash of spray paint. The yellow ochre smudgey background is the monoprint put there to add a bit of texture to offset the very flat screen printed colours. It is an oil relief printing ink, water based inks just dont work, and boy it takes a long time to dry! It still wasn't dry when I did the final screen over the top and put it in the frame,

Thursday, 23 June 2011

I am Cinema, Love me

Just finished this rather nice three colour print by Mistah. Made to raise money for the Sustainability Institute, it will be on sale for £30 at the Kensal Flea, Kensal Rise this Saturday 25th from 12-5. Any left will probably be available from his website,

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Opening Night at Old Boots

A good turnout at the Vibe Bar for Ben Oakley's Old Boots New Laces, despite horrible weather. I chatted with the 20/20 boys and we agreed that they would do an Artswipe screenprint which I am pleased about. It may be a while in coming as they are very busy at the moment contributing to a show at the Go Gallery in Amsterdam among other things.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Old Boots New Laces

Old Boots New Laces title of show Ben Oakley is putting on at the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane, opens tonight and runs til 26th 11am-6pm. Lots of interesting stuff from, amoung others, Ben himself, Agent Provocateur, Gonny Van Hulst, Pam Glew, Absoluv....and what do you know... Mark Perronet. New stuff from him, one offs on plywood with acrylic, spray and screen print.
Oh and Schnulli's new print is now for sale on the website....

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Another Gnarly

Now there's two! Schnulli's Checkpoint Gnarly is available in two colourways for your delectation. Grey is in an edition of 25 and the red is a special edition of 10, both 5 colour prints. Price to be confirmed, but will be normal fabulous Artswipe value!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Checkpoint Gnarly

Just finished today this little (30x40cm) print by Schnulli. Five colours laid down nice and thick with pretty coarse screens. The edition is only 25 and they will on sale soon from the Artswipe site.

New Perronet Prints

Just finished doing a couple of my ones for a change after printing a lot of other peoples work. Very relaxing, if something is not exactly right I can decide if its a big deal or not. There are only 6 each of these, I got bored of doing lots of the same thing! A bit silly really, but if they sell I will do some more different ones. Will try and get some more new stuff together for Old Boots New Laces.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Upfest '11

The sweet scent of aerosol propellants and ganja are in the air it must be Upfest!
Fabulous weather on Saturday, shame about Sunday.

Saw friends, met new people and generally had a great time.

Susie Lowe at work, Artswipe hopes to publish a print with her in the near future.

Artswipe also would very much like to work with the Twenty Twenty boys on something soon too.

Jo Peel, working on a beautiful piece in a sunny pub beer garden.  Already a print of hers in the Remasters section of the Prints for Sale section of the website.

Ben Oakley's handiwork, I missed him in full Jusus costume as he painted it in the sweltering heat of Saturday morning. Ben did a version of this image for Artswipe and there are a few left on the site.

Bungle puts the finishing touches to his collaboration with Agent Provocateur (Remasters print) and Matti.

What can I say?

Friday, 3 June 2011

Stars in Her Eyes

An A1 screenprint produced from a collage that Margaret Nolan made from photographs taken of her in the 60s.

Maggie launched her acting career by being the dancing figure in the title sequence of Goldfinger. Although very young she was canny enough to ask for a speaking part, she appears as Dink, who gives James a massage.

The print will be in the Kemistry Gallery, Charlotte Rd, Shoreditch

Thursday, 2 June 2011

100 Boxes

100 boxes for those Rise Art guys, nice and simple to do and they look good. Ha digital! Try printing onto corrugated cardboard, I don't think so.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Launch of Rise Art

Outside Luna & Curious on Calvert Avenue on Thursday night. Rise Art held their launch party with beer and gin & tonic being graciously served, and they had some of their prints on the walls too. Artswipe has done all the screenprints for Rise Art and in the window are two by Eric Bendix who is standing second from the right. I shall go back and take some more as there are some nice prints by Dai Roberts who has painted up a little room in the shop to create an environment for his work. an interesting concept and nicely put together..