Coming up next, i’m doing another interesting commission for a friend in her garage. An interesting / open brief gets and interesting outcome. I’m combining my three disciplines so it should be something a little different. Should be finished in the next couple of weeks, photo’s up as soon as it’s done!
In addition to this i have a very large Mural planned, i’ll be starting this as soon as I get a minute, and i’m slowly but surely working through all my old stencil’s, either re-cutting, or finishing the one’s I never completed, to get a nice little collection together…
My latest commission for Netil 360 is all finished! This was a big job! Very happy with the end product. See photos under the ‘Perspective’ tab…
Very excited to be working with the guys at Netil 360 very soon. This awesome rooftop bar in Hackney, London, needed their logo painting nice and large. I was down there last month to talk it all through, and back down there this week to paint it. So photo’s up very soon!…
I’m finally creating a facebook artist profile. It’ll be live in a mo’. Please like it by using that there handy ‘Like’ button just to the right —>
Not posted in a while. Just a heads up I’ve got numerous new projects in the pipeline so watch this space!!!
I recently took 3 weeks off my paid employment as I had many days holiday entitlement left before April. I set myself some targets for this time off. Two years ago I was in a car accident and my car was written off, only last month, I received the compensation, so it was finally time to replace my car. Also, towards the end of last year I bought myself a full suspension mountain bike, as a new venture (there are lots of downhill trails in and around Sheffield). After two weeks, and the first time locking it up with a brand new bike lock, it was stolen! The lock came with an anti theft offer, though, so I went for that and fortunately received the money back! So, week one, I searched, found and purchased a replacement. Week two, I went to look at a replacement BMW 318IS coupe, I loved it, I bought it! Then straight off to Berlin for two nights. Week three was spent designing and cutting my friends wedding stencil (see new work in ‘Stencil’), painting the installation/my latest perspective work, for Prism Sheffield (see Fast & Slow in ‘Perspective’). And venturing down to Bristol for the wedding at the weekend. Then, sleeping! A very busy few weeks but it feels good to have got some work done and replaced the things i’d lost.
Here’s another music video by Alex Rutterford for the awesomely complex Gantz Graf by Autechre. This took him months upon months of painstaking work, totally dissecting the track so he could animate / synchronise every single tiny sound that occurs. The video achieved cult status in underground art circles and the two pieces have become so linked that the track is now known as the “music to the video”, just as much as the video is the “video to the music”.
Gantz Graf – Autechre. Dir. Alex Rutterford
So if I’m actually going to do this blog malarky, I better start putting some proper content on here. I thought i’d start with some of my favourite music videos.
Amon tobin is one of my all time favourite producers, and Alex Rutterford has created some incredible visual works. He would create these amazingly stylized and abstract animations perfectly synchronised to the music. All done by himself, when others would need a whole team.
Verbal – Amon Tobin Dir. Alex Rutterford
So I upgraded my phone to a 4S the other week. Then followed a few days of much stress and worry! I work on a G5 quad core powermac (not an intel mac), using OS Tiger. It turns out to synch and backup the 4S you need a later version of itunes that Tiger can support. So to upgrade this I needed to upgrade my whole OS. I went on ebay and ended up paying £76 for an upgrade dvd (so pricey because they’re in demand)! It should have been a very simple upgrade, but it turns out my mac was very poorly, and trying to upgrade caused some kind of mass software/hardware failure. This is where I started to get very worried, as I foolishly had not backed up my hard drive for literally years! I couldn’t begin to contemplate how far it would set me back if I lost all my work. I took it to an apple technitian, and after a whole day working on it and a whole night trying to save the Hard drive, I got a call the next day, they’d saved it all! So my computers back all well, i’ve backed everything up, and getting back on the work after a couple weeks off.
New work to come up in the next couple of weeks!
Amazing evening last night! Very happy to have shared my passion with many other like minded individuals. Looking forward to seeing the video footage. I’ll get it up here when it’s complete!