After the GIF was done we left the fat man rocking the finest in INSA shades….
May 24th, 12
May 17th, 12
May 16th, 12
May 16th, 12
So I did it!
I made it to LA and I painted the whole damn building!
Located at the corner of Hewitt and 4th, Downtown Los Angeles.
The building is the home of Art Share L.A. a non-profit organisation dedicated to cultivating the creative Arts District community, and making art accessible to all. Having been at the heart of the Arts District for the last 15years, the Los Angeles Times describe Art Share as ‘the Town Hall of downtown Los Angeles’. So I was honored to be giving the place a facelift!
This painting is BIG! My biggest yet. Look at that bus dwarfed by the painting!
Covering all 3 sides of the building this painting measures 9,300 sq ft!!!
Which makes it THE CURRENT LARGEST MURAL IN LA- WHOOP WHOOP!!!
This massive free piece of public art was only possible due to the support of those that bought the ‘LA papers’ artwork and the dedicated hard work of LA FREEWALLS who are doing a very important job transforming the landscape of downtown LA and fighting a fearless battle with the crazy mural laws of Los Angeles.
May 14th, 12
SO if you didn’t know- I recently held a nail art competition in conjunction with Sophy Robson and NAILPORN. I’ve gotta say I was really impressed by the amount of great entries and the quality and creativity of the winning designs! Originally we were just gonna pick one winner but it was so hard to decide that we extended it to 3 winners!
We chose these as the winners not just because of the good execution and original ideas, but there were plenty of great shots of the finished piece and they came with a 40 page!! sketch book of thoughts, ideas and inspiration behind the designs. GOOD WORK!
2nd> Mona Leanne
I dont even need to explain why we chose these- Sick colours, amazing skill and the INSA ‘teardrop’ shaped thumb nail is inspired!! AWESOME!
3rd> Linda Khuu
A great set, very clean skillfully painted! Love the elephant dung texture on the little nail and the chain thumb nail is AMAZING- if it had been a whole set of heart chains it could even have been the out right winner!
As i said we had so many entries it was a tough job picking the winners. I though it would be cool to showcase some of the other entries here:
Special mention: Watch the how to video blog by Scratch DollFace
Special mention: Another sick chain thumb nail by Miss Handly
Special mention: Youngest entrant, 8 year old Lamaya,
Special mention: These 3D boobs are ridiculous in a good way!!
So as you can see from this selection we had A LOT of great work submitted! THANKS to each one of you that entered. There is nothing i love more than people getting involved and showing skillz!! x
Apr 23rd, 12
Apr 22nd, 12
I have a new mission and i WANT your help!
I am a strong believer in keeping art free, or more precisely making money to re-invest in art and not just for profit. And i am always trying to involve those that follow my work (YOU GUYS) in new projects.
So now i have a new experiment and it relies on 12 people getting behind it and supporting the mission!
I want to paint both sides to completely wrap the building in INSA love.
The awesome LA Freewalls are supplying all the materials and equipment, BUT i need to raise the basic costs of flights, car hire etc
I want to fly and paint next week!
Here is the mission: I want to see if I can raise all the funds for this trip and fly within the week- THIS WEEK!
I could of course just pay for the flights myself or coincide it with another trip out there- but then that would be no fun.
So here is how i hope to raise the funds:
This last week I have produced 12 paintings on paper (50cm x 34cm each)- each unique but part of the series.
Spray-paint and ink on 350mgs paper.
Because i don’t want this just to be a fund raiser but a great deal for the 12 awesome people that support this, i am pricing these at just £150 each!!! Much cheaper than the usual price of a hand painted original!
And NOT ONLY that, perhaps more importantly the supporters will get:
- their names painted on the final LA wall as a thank you
- a photo of their name and a hand written thank you letter for their support.
- a goodie bag with t-shirt, postcards and stickers
Not bad huh?!?!
To make this opportunity to get involved open to all the sale will go live at 4.00pm GTM (UK time) Monday 23rd April.
First come first severed (please email with any queries)
GOOD LUCK AND THANKS FOR HELPING MAKE THIS PUBLIC MURAL POSSIBLE
As i said this is a total experiment and a bit of a challenge and maybe no one will be interested or want to get involved… so lets see how it goes….
Apr 19th, 12
LALA Gallery is a new space in LA brought to you by Daniel Lahoda- the man responsible for the outstanding LA Freewalls street mural project.- a project that helped me paint a couple of walls in LA last year, this weekend officially opens with its inaugural group show, LA Freewalls Inside (4.21), featuring many of the artists who have contributed to LA Freewalls. The show will feature all-new work from Anthony Lister, Askew One, Becca, Cern, Chris Brand, Cryptik, Cyrcle, Dale VN Marshall, Dan Witz, Daze, Dee Dee Cheriel, Evan Skredertsu, How & Nosm, INSA, Jaybo, Kim West, Kofie, Lady Aiko, Ludo, Mear, The Perv Brothers, Poesia, Push, Pyro, Ripo, Risk, Ron English, Saber, Shepard Fairey, Swoon and ZES.
LA Freewalls Inside
Opening: Saturday April 21st (7-10 PM)
1335 Willow St. (2nd floor)
Los Anges, CA 90013
Apr 18th, 12
While i had the installation room complete i invited some photographers in to create images in the room.
Here are two very powerful images shot with great up and coming photographer PHARAOH, who i have worked with on a couple of projects lately.
…grease paint, gold rope, vintage 90’s FILA hat….
Apr 5th, 12
So again a massive thank you to all those that came out to view this installation, it was a busy night and i hope you all enjoyed the work…
It was important for me not to sell anything at this show- i wanted it to strictly be about the installation and remain purely as a piece of art to be considered and not to be soiled by the involvement of money.
The only part of this work that could be taken away were the 50 premium signed and number prints.
These were given to the first 50 through the door….
So now the installation has gone these 50 people have ownership of the piece.
The queue for the print started a couple of hours before we opened, but the sun was shinning so it was all good.
Thanks to the lovely Miss Arabella Drummond for handing out the prints, and to the security for keeping things orderly.
The bar was stacked thanks to RedBull, Chris & Keir!
Place got filled up pretty quickly….
The crowd responded. The room was overwhelming. Pictures got taken.
And then within 24 hours of opening the door it all had to be painted over……