Constant Circles second birthday exhibition highlights

Last week marked the end of the Constant Circles second birthday exhibition.

The show featured artwork from the likes of Unknown, Martin Vidal, Yvonne Cilia, Eyal Schwartz, Factory Fifteen and Sumski.

The exhibition took place at Factory Fifteen’s Gallery in Elephant & Castle and was my first show in London.

It was a huge buzz to be a part of and I would like to thank everyone who came down on the opening night and the following couple of weeks.

Here are some pictures from the opening night which featured some great music from Just Her and Saytek.

The art of finding things

I’ve just stumbled on something new, I love it when that happens.

The beauty of it is that it's not really new...

It all started on a recent trip to Deal to see some mates and hang out on the beach, swim in the sea and, as usual, drink some beers.

Along the beach there is of course a peer with a café at the end. There is a lot of concrete, a lot of pebbles, old buildings, rusty boats and new boats.

There are new bars, shops and restaurants but there are also the old ones.

It may have been a little cloudy at times but it's still a really picturesque place and it's by the sea which is always a good thing in my opinion.

Freshly made for you on a cloudy day

Freshly made for you on a cloudy day

There is a real sense that Deal is a place moving into the future via the past.

Along the sea front there are old fisherman sheds, old boats and boat engines. It was the engines that peaked my interest.

Straight away I realised this was the next step! I love rust and decay, it can bring something mechanical and man-made back to nature

I assume this is an old boat engine, I never found out in the end but straight away I knew this would be an awesome project. It's got that diesel punk quality. I love how wonky it is, the detail in the speckled, chipped metal, there is so much character.

Anyway I managed to bottle up my enthusiasm for the rest of the weekend and you'll be pleased to know we all got hammered and jumped in the sea the next morning.

A few weeks later...

It took a little while but I finally started the piece a couple of weeks ago.

The idea was clear in my mind, humanise the engine and put it in a suit. Simple.

 

Really happy with how this first one has come out and I'm really looking forward to carry on with this idea, I just need to find more old bits of mechanical rubbish to photograph. Maybe I should find a scrapyard somewhere? I'm open to suggestions...

You can see Machinehead and some of my other "portraits" at the Constant Circles 2nd Birthday Music and Art showcase at Factory Fifteen in Elephant and Castle, south London.

RSVP for the free opening night 

Constant Circles London Exhibition

I am very pleased to be exhibiting in London for the very first time. 

The exhibition is running for 10 days from the 1st of August until the 10th August at Factory Fifteen Gallery in Elelphant and Castle.

It's a beautiful space, i'm thrilled to be involved.

I will be displaying similar pieces to the Brighton exhibition with a couple of new pieces thrown in. The majority of these pieces are portraits of Victorian gentleman, a theme I've been exploring recently.

There is also a great line-up of DJ's on the opening night (1st August)

Click Here to see the event on Facebook.

constant circles music and art showcase

I will be selling a lot of originals on opening night as well as prints and some of the framed pieces.

Hope to see you there :)