I did a talk as part of the East Wing X ‘Material Matters’ exhibition in Somerset House. It was about Performance/Live/Interactive Art Vs Still Art and how that relates to my work Headism. The audience were very receptive and it was enjoyable to do a talk in that context. Thanks to Al Overdrive for the taking photos.
I have been asked to put on a talk by the Courtauld Institute about my work on 30th January 2013. This is in line with my work they are displaying with their East Wing X show going on until July 2013 (see previous posts). See flyer below where there will be drinks sponsored by Stoli Vodka and you can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to come to the talk. Have a lovely New Year.
So with Halloween only being a few weeks ago I thought I’d show you what I was walking around like during the dead of night. As you will see not the typical protocol of just the top part of my head being designed on, but a Zombie Boy (Rick Genest) influence of my whole head (everyone is allowed exceptions) being painted, standing next to my friend Esther.
The two brain images are from the Guerrilla Zoo exhibition where a live head design called ‘The Anatomy of Painting’ was produced over two hours in front of the audience walking around.
The latest show ‘Modern Panic III’ by the omnipresent James Elphick’s Guerrilla Zoo is launching Friday. I have been asked to produce a live head design. This will entail the wonderful Kat Sinclair (as always) creating a painted design on my head between 7-9pm. If around do come down or see the exhibition while on. More details here and below.
I was fortunate enough this week to be voted into Time Out’s ‘The Culture 100‘ Art and Design section, devised with The Hospital Club. It is a search for the most original and influential people in the UK creative and media industries. You will also see in the image below I am growing a ‘Mo’ for Movember for a charity I support and am brand ambassador C.A.L.M to reduce male suicide in the UK. You can support them through their website. I think that is a BOOM! allround.
I was fortunate enough to go and visit Beijing a few weeks ago, experience wonderful food and such unbelievable places as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. During my stay I hung out with a good friend and his mother, a chinese calligrapher. We went onto collaborate and do a few designs on my head, my favourite being this one which from what I was told says ‘Chinese Culture’. Thank you to Esther ‘Godmother’ Tung for doing the design. I had much fun.
Photo by Eric Lua
I have been shortlisted for Time Out and The Hospital Club’s hClub100. What does this mean I hear you say?
In a nutshell explanation…The hClub100 in association with Time Out London is a national search for the most innovative, interesting and influential people in the British creative and media industries. Agile, brave and adventuresome, their achievements over the past 12 months have made them stand out from the crowd and their contribution is shaping the future of the UK’s creative industries.
So there is a 300 shortlist and I am in Art & Design section against such heavyweights as David Hockney, Peter Blake (Sir to you and me) and Thomas Heatherwick. This will be voted down to 100 making Time Out’s magazine issue in November. So if you want to help me reach the dizzy heights of the 100 click HERE scroll down to my name (alphabetical order), click on the tiny box to the left of my name, then scroll down to the bottom, click vote and follow the easy instruction. Then lets us pray! Thanks for your support no matter what side of the fence I eventually end up on.
I was recently asked to produced a Peace Head to support Art Below‘s The Peace Project. I worked with Daniel Chidgey who photographed the images and added some artwork to the piece. We had various ideas and came up with these two images, simple and to the point. As you can see the image was shown in Regents Park Tube Station as part of Frieze Art Fair.
Following my previous post about my involvement with CASS Sculpture’s ‘Art Outside’, here is a picture of my art work being projected from the JCDecaux digital screen in the newly renovated Kings Cross Station. The same image is being seen in other London and UK wide stations.
As part of an event hosted by CASS Sculpture Foundation, JCDecaux & BBH artists were asked to come down and draw, or in my case display their art work on a billboard. I was asked to launch the event and as you can see became ‘Art Outside’. (Second photo taken by Ross Cooper). All the final images produced by artists were seen in stations across the UK through JCDecaux digital projection screens during September.