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PRINTS | No Love From Above – Budget Day 2013

PRINTS | Love From Above

As its Budget Day I thought it appropriate to post and explain my ‘Love From Above’ print. This print looks at how Tax benefits the two biggest drug barons in our country – The Government and The Monarchy

PRINTS | Love From Above

This piece of work focuses, references and contains symbolism relating to the hypocrisy of the governments policies and handling of taxation on cigarettes/alcohol, the recently appointed smoking laws, the availability of medicinal drugs to treat smoking related diseases and conditions, and its policies on illegal drugs. It looks at the hierarchy of those who benefit and those who suffer within society, whilst remembering both sides of the argument for and against the taxation of medicinal drugs both legal and illegal.

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PRINTS | J Dilla – Love (A Tribute)

“J Dilla – Love” was my entry to the Official J Dilla Tribute Art Contest. I have since put this to print for DILLA a Tribute/Benefit night on Friday 3rd Feb 2012 in Liverpool. Contribute to the legacy of J Dilla & help raise money for the J Dilla Foundation.

“J Dilla – Love” limited edition A3 (30x42cms) signed tribute screen print (50/50) BUY HERE! Available on the night and in store at Ran – Bold St Liverpool & Lost Art – Bold St Liverpool with proceeds donated to the J Dilla Foundation.

PRICE: £15 online, on the night and in store through Liverpool outlets (cash only) until 03/02/11 – £20 there after (So come on Ladies if your ‘Home Boy’ is into Hip Hop show your ‘Love’ this Valentines Day and support a good cause in the process!)

Hand pulled onto Canford Dreadnought Grey 300gsm Acid free paper using traditional screen printing techniques.

Contribute to the legacy of J Dilla & help raise money for the J Dilla Foundation.

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PRINTS | Screen Printing: Studio Time – Part Six

Photography from recent studio time has now been uploaded to my Flickr Archive page.

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PRINTS | Screen Printing: Studio Time – Part Five

This post is a bit of a rush job and very belated, but I haven’t been getting into the studio that much of late due to the hum drum of keeping a roof over my head, the man off my back and some new boots on my feet, but this is how it goes. So after a busy summer I’ve got a back log of posts, tales and unfinished work to catch up on…and it will soon be Christmas!

The studio time was broken into three sessions of long days across July and August, resulting in x250 Coloured Sugar Paper, x250 Black Sugar Paper and x250 Rice Paper hand pulled screen prints.

The resulting image is a four layer screen print with Gold spray. The original image mixes paint, pastel and collage to form an Abstract Self Portrait, which uses the composition of traditional self portraiture merged with the subconscious iconoclastic imagery of my childhood (which up until recently I didn’t even realise had been such an influence on my work…and must probably the only religious thing left in me).

As you can see x4 layers along with x6 inks has produced quite a few permutations, to which I intend to add extra layers from another screen along with hand drawn and painted elements.

Ill be photographing and uploading the finished prints soon, so keep your eyes peeled and I’ll bring you news as and when they go on sale. So why not “Be Yocal, Buy Local!”…make a difference during the recession and support original artists, why buy reproduction art when you can support your local artists, consider it an investment!

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COMPETITION | Win a Set of Prints

The Competition: Okay so it isn’t really a competition, it’s more a case of me asking you the online community to do me a huge favour and help me out, in return I will give you a set of prints as a token of my appreciation.

Ok so this is how it goes – Have you got Traffic? Have you got Followers? Are you a Blogger? A Tweeter? Facebooker? A Creative Image Bookmarker? Writer? Magazine Editor? Got a FFFound or NOTCOT.org Account or know someone who has? Do you DIGG? Do you know someone who owns a Shop or Gallery that is willing to stock my prints? Know someone who needs an Illustrator? You get the picture, I’m online begging…I need exposure!

1. Simply post one of the images included in this post (or all 5 if you are feeling really generous) along with the hyperlink to my Online Shop. Bonus points if you write something about me or my work (copy and paste from my description would be the easiest way)

2. Send me hyperlinks to your posts so I can monitor your endevours (or send me contact details of people who may be able to help me)

3. I will post the results to the top 5 beavers/helpers/brothers & sisters weekly via the comments box below.

The Winner: will be the person who post’s the images supplied along with the hyperlink to my shop to the most relevant website which also gets me the most hits and sales via referrals.

Closing Date: August 10th.

I understand It’s a big ask but if you don’t ask you don’t get, even the smallest efforts will be much appreciated and will not be forgotten.

There will also be runners up prizes of prints for those of you that really catch my imagination, are helpful, friendly, supportive and generally kind…

Thank You.

Hyperlink’s to Post:

http://framedink.bigcartel.com

http://www.framedink.com

Images to Post:

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PRINTS | Stockists: Octopi Gallery & Shop

I now have a selection of Screen Prints available to buy in Octopi Gallery & Shop, 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The Little Green Art Shop – Octopi is a brand new Art Gallery, Shop and Creative Platform that brings you the best of up and coming Contemporary Art, Photography, Creative Writing, Jewellery & Ceramics. Octopi is part of The Art Organisation, who run a variety of collective creative space’s from galleries to artists studios, workshops to bicycle recycling, live performances, even a coffee bar, making good use of the things that they find, things that the everyday folks leave behind, all right here on our doorstep in Liverpool.

Why not call in and take a look if your in town, Thanks!

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PRINTS | Screen Printing: ‘Analogue to Digital’ – A3 Screen Print Now Available To Buy

Screen Print Number Four is now available to buy online in Framedink Shop/Store.

This latest print is part of a series of work featuring influential artists, musicians and creative people.

Hand pulled Screen Print which comes from series of work which can be displayed together as a set or individually.

Title: Limited Edition Screen Print – Analogue to Digital Series

Edition: 32/32 (Total of 32 in Edition) Edition

All Prints are Signed/Numbered and Dated.

Colours: Black, Red & Blue.

Size: A3 – 30x42cms (Made to fit Ikea 40x50cm Ribba Frame)

Please Note: Frames Not Included.

Description: Hand pulled Screen Print which comes from series of work which can be displayed together as a set or individually.

This print is part of a series of work featuring influential artists, musicians and creative people, which looks at how the analogue and digital are now so heavily entwined. The idea for the ‘half man, half robot’ composition of the piece originates after I spent so much time working on a computer creating work that eventually my work only ever existed in digital form.

The series consists of two musicians and two artists, who are all a source of lasting inspiration and have all had a huge influence on my work.

The titles “John Lennon – Power To The People” and “Bob Marley – Get Up Stand Up” were used as I see them both as very empowering musicians who strived for something more than just fame and money, instead used there creativity to promote peace and raise awareness. Both Jean-Michel Basquiat AKA Samo and Barry Mcgee AKA Twist are artist’s who were and are heavily influenced by the original street graffiti movement of seventies New York and represent how the graffiti movement can be interpretated to form new and exciting platforms for art, bringing the streets inside and putting the galleries outside.

The 3D or linear element of the piece is a line drawing I did in the mid 90’s after trips to Munich in ’94 and Amsterdam in ’95, were I saw graffiti styles which took the impossibilities of M.C Escher’s drawings, the 3D techniques of Cubism, but most of all Russian art movements such as Futurism and adapted them to form letter styles which looked like solid, intertwined, impossible objects.

This 3D element was then over laid and blended with my images to show how these creative people now live on through technology and how they now traverse the analogue to digital world.

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