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HASSELT street art festival

I was recently invited out to the lovely town of Hasslet in Belgium to paint this rather large wall in the center of town:

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(above photo from: www.project2565.com all others by me or Jurriaan Persyn )

It was for there Street Art festival and was a great weekend!!

Thanks to Kurt and Tiny’s organization i got chill, paint and hang out with a bunch of cool artists!

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Here are a couple of the other walls that got painted by ARYZ and by BUE,BILLY, PEST & OLI B

To see all the info and walls from the event GO HERE

GIRLS ON BIKES- SERIES 1- COMPLETED!!

It started at the beginning of the year in LA and ended last month in Hong Kong. I am very happy to show you the finished set of 12 ‘Girls On Bikes’!

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‘Girls On Bikes”

An Explanation:

“An ongoing public installation project.

Working with volunteer models, bikes (INSA’s current preferred icon of commodified culture), and large scale painted walls INSA creates momentary installations in public spaces.

In this set of photographic works the viewer is instantly confronted with a series of subjects fighting for attention. INSA orchestrates a conflicting dialogue between all the elements and explicitly subordinates the value of his own street art to both the possessed object of the bike and the overtly sexualized female presence. Thus questioning our individual perceptions of the ownership of public space, of sexuality and of belonging(s). And by using the colour spectrum as a simple narrative INSA unifies this series of walls that were painted across the globe.”

Titles;
1. Vicki -London
2. Sofie -London
3. Layla -London
4. Natalie -San Fransisco
5. Jay -London
6. Mary -Ghent
7. Alycia -London
8. Scarlet -London
9. Emily -London
10. Arabella -London
11. Kristina -Los Angeles
12. Naomi -Hong Kong

I must give huge thanks to all the ladies listed above and everyone else involved along the way!! Especially the photographers: Tomographer, Emma Slater, Annabel Staff, Jack Muramatsu and Ken Bong!

THANKS x

Walls of Hong Kong part2

Hot, humid and over crowed, not quite perfect painting conditions but then that’s never stopped me:

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Outside gallery, Sai Ying Pun.

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Oldest street in HK right in Central.

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Shutters in Sai Ying Pun, painted with XEME

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Got sent a link to this very nicely shot skate video in LA- best part is it features one of my walls at the end-
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Cheers Justin for the link!

“Exploring Heel Fetishism in Multiples on a Diagonal”

ABOVE SECOND produced two prints from two of my new paintings in the show:

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“Exploring Heel Fetishism in Multiples on a Diagonal”

50cm x 35cm
Edition of 25

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“Transparency>Gloss>Matt”
50cm x 35cm
Edition of 25

I believe there are only a few of these left, so to purchase these or esquire about available works from the exhibition please contact May at Above Second HERE

Hong Kong Walls Part 1

While in HK i met up with local writer XEME and we got busy claiming day time spots right in the center of town! I was really pleased to collaborate with him as i love graffiti painters using there own language and his take on traditional Cantonese script is fresh! Also while out there i learned more about an OG graffiti writer in HK known as the ‘KING of KOWLOON’ who was painting script all city from the 1960s. Well XEME’s current style is a big nod to this legacy…..

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Translation: ‘Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places’

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Translation: ‘Hong Kong, Central- Keep Drinking, Keep Buying!!’

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Translation: ‘Sexy Heels- Everybody Wants….’

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HONG KONG

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Some more tourist style pictures from my recent time in Hong Kong.

Massive thanks to May, Masa, Ken, Autumn, Stan, Peter, Thierry, Naomie and Amiee for all your help and showing me a good time is this fascinating place!!

And thanks to Above Second Gallery, Flemming Hotel and Club FLY for making it all possible.

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Apart from the EXHIBITION, the PAINTING and the PARTY i was also there to EAT!

Here is a list of some of the things i ate that i don’t find too often back at home:

-Chicken Testicles, Duck Tongue, Baby Sparrow, Sea Snails, Pig Lips, Jellyfish, Fish Eyes, Pig head meat, Chicken cartilage, Drunken pork knuckle, Geo Duck and several other ‘meats’ i couldn’t translate.

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Claiming daytime reaches…..

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Doing interviews:

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Partying with the ‘POP’ stars:

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….. a very very very busy week!!!

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Gloss After Party

I was pretty much too drunk to remember it- but after the opening there was an after party at FLY night club.

‘Asia Lifestyle’ blog were there to capture Hong Kong’s finest in attendance: CLICK HERE TOO SEE PICTURES , they were also at the opening and photographed more of the crowd.
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GLOSS OPENING

My first show in Hong Kong opened last thursday- check it out:

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May the gallerist handling business opening night:

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Thanks a lot to Ken Bong for his awesome photography on the night!!

Hong Kong HYPER exclusive

For the opening of my first solo show in Hong Kong next week Squarity have produced the: HYPER HYPER – GLOW IN DARK – HK EXCLUSIVE – LIMITED EDITION

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Only 15 will be available at ABOVE SECOND gallery from next week