Monday, October 29, 2012

Just writing My Name Belgium

A shot of the other platform. Panels run thick and fast all week here.

Thanks to Arno and Casroc for the weekend

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Borgerhout walls.

Local kids have almost constantly been hanging out while I've been painting in their hood. Most are nice kids who are fascinated with what and why I'm painting, some want to help paint it, and the occasional kid wants to try and run off with cans. Some have been offering food and drinks from their parents. It's been interesting making art in their close knit community. This is an unfinished part of two adjacent walls I'm mid way through for the city. It's loosely based on football, one thing most of the kids are into.

This weekend

A bunch of us will be down at Berchem station this Saturday and Sunday.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A New Old New

Winged it this afternoon with some Dutch friends Sel TFP CFH and Behind. I've been doing some detailed work in and out of the studio recently and unwound in good company painting this simpler nod to old times.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Futurism 2.0

This recent show and the current movement continue to spark my interest. Although visually quite different reminds me in a sense of the progressive attitude that 80's writers I came up around had with regard to seeking new style. I see this type of work as a healthy necessity in modern writing so as to avoid bland repetition and the unconsidered portion of recycling of style.

Many of us as teens in the latter half of the 80's and early 90's in Melbourne clumsily explored abstract, geometric, surrealist, minimalism, other historical fine art developments and many decorative traditions in an attempt to integrate them into letters in order to broaden the tradition. Writing has always borrowed and re interpreted, kids often painting cartoon characters next to there pieces etc.
However the work from the artists in this show, many of whom I'm already a fan, are pushing forward, some including developed responses to the past and some asserting the potential for growth of writing in the 21st century. These are artists and some of the branches I'm excited about.
Check out some of it here:
Futurism 2.0

Friday, October 5, 2012


Last year I came across Dome (aka Zoo) on Facebook. His and DC3's pieces were favorites of mine in the late 80's and was surprised some people I talked with recently didn't know his work. These are some photos taken from his Fbook page.

There is a book out on his crew The Destiny Children. Check it out.