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Rorschach test

Sit back, relax and tell me what you see when you look at these blobs of paint. If you said ‘horse’s head’ you’re probably a psychopath who imagines grisly sights in the normal run of everyday life. Only joking. This is what happens if you use a stencil of a horses head about 30 times then whack the stencil on the wall while it’s still wet to see what you get. The end result is somewhat pleasing in my humble opinion. Join us again tomorrow for more accidental art…

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De sphaera mundi

Did you know that the Earth is not a perfect sphere but is, in fact, an oblate spheroid. Which is a sphere that is squashed slightly at its poles and swollen at the equator. Our globe, however, is not even a perfect oblate spheroid because mass is distributed unevenly within the planet. The greater a concentration of mass is, the stronger its gravitational pull which creates ‘bumps’ around the globe. Weird eh?

Today’s sphere however is just about perfect and comes complete with some fancy stripes. She’s on A2 paper and is made using the magic of stencils and spraypaint. Drop us a line if interested.

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Bouba or Kiki?

There is something called the bouba/kiki effect whereby people are shown two shapes – one is a sharp edged star-like shape and the other a more rounded blob – and they are then asked to assign the names ‘bouba’ or ‘kiki’ to the shapes. An incredible 95% of the participants selected the curvy shape as ‘bouba’ and the jagged one as ‘kiki’ which suggests that the human brain somehow attaches abstract meanings to the shapes and sounds in a consistent way. Which is just plain weird when you think about it. I’m not sure which name I’d attach to this shape as it’s a bit of both. Confusing.

This confusing shape has been sprayed on A2 paper then had some dashing blue stripes added. If you like it enough to want it then drop us a line…

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A sphere of some considerable influence

‘I find this work menacing/playful because of the way the disjunctive perturbation of the purity of line notates the substructure of critical thinking.’ said the The Instant Art Critique Phrase Generator when I asked it about this work. A truer word has never been spoken. She’s on A3 paper, made using the magic of spraypaint and stencils and is currently available should anyone like her enough to want to take her home with them…

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Full Intention – America (found record redesign)

 

Found record redesign – AFTER

So this is the second of my cover redesigns for some 12″ records I found abandoned. I just had to give them a good home. At least temporarily before I repainted them and placed them back on the streets. With this one it originally looked something like this:

Found record redesign – BEFORE

But now has some extra 3D effect linework in there. My skills are so seamless that my girlfriend thought that my update was the original cover. Until i put the ‘red’, ‘white’ and ‘blue’ lettering on there. The ‘white’ lets me down somewhat although I think the overall effect still works nicely. Anyway best of luck in finding it but we’ll update when they’re all out and about…

Also, if you don’t know the song and want to hear it you can do here:

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Eyaa Chris

Eyaa Chris

Eyaa Chris

There isn’t much I can offer in explanation of the motivation behind this piece other than we found a piece of paper containing the words in our house after a night’s partying. I couldn’t begin to explain exactly what the writing is about other than I’m pretty sure it ties into some drunken conversation we will have been having. I realise it’s an odd little piece but it is what it is an i quite like it as it goes…

It’s made using acrylic and spray paint. It’s a generous A2 in size and is signed on the reverse.

Here is the ebay link.

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The Mark of the Night Writer

The Mark of the Night Writer

“I find this work menacing/playful because of the way the sublime beauty of the gesture seems very disturbing in light of the eloquence of this piece.” I thought i’d start with a quote about this piece from a very well respected website as it really seems to capture the essence of this piece.

I’m only joking as this piece is not so easy to describe. Unless, of course, you recognise the symbol in the middle in which case I need explain no further. Winter is coming.

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