Monday, 22 March 2010

Freestyle funday.

Today was as simple as, roll up with no outline and freestyle the piece.
During the piece local rapper Tempman came through to shoot a video for his next single which will be out soon via
Just another freestyle Sunday continuing through the journey that is 2010...
No outline just go with it.

Where's this going?

Rapper Tempman shoots his video today. Shouts to For info on Tempman check

Eight hours and five coffees later.

Check for Tempman info.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Order from chaos

Here's a recent addition to the series of paintings I am producing on the Stockwell Park Estate.
Interplanetary travels

Space Cadets

Pimlico Academy

I recently paid a visit to Pimlico Academy to do a one day workshop on T-shirt designing.
Working with the year 8 and 9 students the idea was for each student to come up with an image or a logo that represented their identity.
Stage one was to draw the idea and then to transfer the image onto card to cut out as a stencil. This would then be sprayed onto the shirt with paint. As you can see the final results were impressive for these first timers!

Souls of Mischief.

Souls Of Mischief recently paid a visit to the capital for a date at the Jazz Cafe and an in store signing at the Carhartt store on Neal Street, Covent Garden.
I collaborated with DJ Sarah Love to produce a canvas to be given away on her show this week. My concept was to take the Hieroglyphics crew logo and give it a little tweaking. The piece you see here is not the finished article but that will be done at the end of the week.

Souls Of Mischief produced one of Hip Hops greatest anthems '93 til Infinity' back in the day. (Can you guess the year?). As part of the Hieroglyphics crew they pushed the creative side of rap beyond a lot of the cliched rhymes a lot of MCs Spit.

Check out their exclusive interview this Friday from 1am on DJ Sarah Loves show here.
Also, check out the video on for a record of the evening, a glimpse at Souls performing, an interview and other stuff.

Carhartt is busy, what's happening?

Mic check with Skandal. Straight bar spitting!

Souls of Mischief get lively..

Intense Rhyming..

Signing the canvas, Bay Area style.

Sarah Love adds a tag.

Where are Souls of Mischief sneaking off too?

This is how we do from 93 till....

Check out DJ Sarah Love this Friday 19th March from 1am on BBC 1xtra.
Special guests 'Souls of Mischief' from the Hieroglyphics Crew.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Still got love for the streets... apart from potholes.

I recently heard a really good quote, that if you want the world to change then you must first change yourself.
It's so easy to have a perception that we live in a harsh environment but when you compare our living to those less fortunate we have got a real good lifestyle. With that thought in mind I decided to design the ultimate ride combining my favourite colour with a few touches that will take the 'Rage' out of the road. Check out the ride outside Brixton tube, it's been there a week and counting. Show some love people.

Still got love for Poundland.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Where will I spend my happy days?....Market Estate N7

Saturday 6th March saw the opening for one day of a huge project involving over 75 artists located on the Market Estate on North Road N7.
I was invited to participate in the project and instantly fell in love with the space I was given.
Estates are weird places in a sense that strangers make their lives together or alternatively people can live out reclusive lives on their own.
I tasked myself to paint out all the rooms under the theme 'Where will I spend my happy days?'
The first week was spent totally transforming the garden and the shed and getting rid of the rubbish which seemed endless. During the painting I met the previous tenant Andrea and her children who managed to tell me a little history of the place and their memories of living on the Market Estate.
Whilst clearing out the shed I found a fascinating stack of books from a deceased tenant including a 50s book on magic and a racist titled book since re-titled and written by none other than Agatha Christie.
The Market Estate is soon to be demolished along with the work. You can see the project here and a film version here

On the day, some of the artwork was given away including a huge teddy from the kitchen and some specially made hand cut miserable wood flowers.

Home sweet home

Garden needs a bit of work

Nice bit of wood panelling

Lovely living area, ideal for parties

And now the headlines..

The bedroom features en suite Graffiti

Bedtime stories

I make a start with new Montana Black samples

How does my garden grow? Miserably..

Jules takes ownership of my misery flower

Outside in the garden

Most people want this

Man hanging as performance art. So tough

Tamworth House in full

Laura from Hungerford Primary school wins the green alien face

Chester P gets the Graf piece

Martina Sprengart and Amanda Adomaitis are looking after teddy

Green face giveaway proves popular

You're scaring me now

This lady gets the last of the flowers.

Deb and Josh take a peak outside

The mask from the ground up.

Tonight the streets are ours.... Goodnight!