The nice people at Radio commissioned me to paint 3 large xmas themed paintings to hang in their salon for the seasonal period. Given free artistic rein, I decided to avoid the usual and tired old imagery of this time of year (snow men, Santa, robins, angels etc). I concentrated on the season of winter, and invented 3 Winter Spirits that are supposed to protect us from the cold. The first is the giant Frost Fox looking out for the skater, the second is cave dwelling Winter Spirit who sends white animals to collect unpleasant Christmas trinkets and the third is the the Winter Woodsman, shooing away the crows of Doom. They will be up until the New Year, so if you are on Redchurch Street, feel free to go in and see them!
Last week the 71a gallery in, yes, Shoreditch, screened The Place Beyond The Pines, the rather good film starring dreamboat Ryan Gosling in assosciation with the film review people Little White Lies. The organisers approached the PUCK collective to draw some temporary tattoos, like Ryan’s, to apply to the movie fans on the night. I got to design a Police Badge, showing wall of death bikers and a pine tree. You can see the other 7 designs here.
After last week’s exhibition opening (thanks to all for coming!), here are some images of the paintings. The three paintings measure between 1.5m square and 1.5m x 2m, that’s three different sizes, and are painted in acrylic on rather luxurious Italian linen.
A description of what the paintings are about can be found here on the Radio website.
I have several smaller paintings, drawings and a print on show too.
They will be on show for three months, so please drop in and have a look/haircut if you are in Shoreditch.
Indebted to Charlotte Fiell and her amazing book “Hairstyles, ancient to present”,Fiell Publishing Ltd.
I am pleased to announce an exhibition of 3 new large-scale paintings at the Radio Salon and Gallery. There will be an opening on Tuesday August 13th, at 7pm. The hirsute Wildemen SNAPPED ANKLES will be performing a live set on the night, plus screen prints and original paintings and drawings of mine will be on sale. And a wee glass of wine or something similar will be on offer. Do come!
The UNFAIRGROUND area at the Glastonbury festival will be getting a bit of a face lift this year, and a new logo was to be designed. Along with Jonny Halifax, we came up with this montage of the strange, sexy and weird elements of this notorious part of the the festival. The second image will be used on the Crew T-shirts. Jonny and I will also be performing in the Acid Lounge, under the name HONKEYFINGER.
The Pick Me Up print and graphics fair finishes on Sunday, so you only have 4 days to get down and buy these delicious screen prints, all at £25 each! I will be there on Saturday, so come and say hello and buy some stuff!
This is a painted postcard I made, called ‘The Eastbourne Volcano’, for an online project about postable art and the postcard. They are collating an online archive at the moment and may have a show in their gallery soon. http://advertisingexhibitions.co.uk/blog/?paged=4
That’s right. You can be the owner of a limited edition print, signed and printed by me. There are three to collect- “Mexican Eagle”, “Tiki Landscape”, and “White Horse”. They are all exclusively available from my new online shop- http://martinkingdom.bigcartel.com/. Postage and packaging is included in the price to UK customers. If you have questions, do not hesitate to email me at the address found here on my blog and on my website. Merry Kristmas.