March 25, 2015 · 12:34 pm
‘Less is more’ I hear people say sometimes. Here at id-iom however we tend to find that phrase a little strange as minimalism is not something we’ve ever really been able to practice. It could be that way because there are two of us each armed with our own opinions about what to do when a piece stalls. It usually involves adding some more mess and/or colour. Well today, for reasons unknown, we have managed to produce something minimal. He hasn’t even got a head. Just a suggestion of some hair and some disembodied eyes. And you can’t get more minimal than that. Well, you probably can but not if you’re us.
Title: The boy who cried
Materials: Paint pen and charcoal
Filed under art, Graffiti, Painting, sketch
Tagged as art, Arts, boy, brixton, cool, cry, eye, eyes, face, hair, head, id-iom, idiom, less is more, london, man, minimal, uk, urban
August 23, 2013 · 11:03 am
In around 1595 El Greco, who was a popular Greek painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance, completed his famous painting ‘The lady with a flower in her hair’. As his painting is almost 500 years old I thought I could do a little updated version – and here she is. Rather than wearing a flower in her hair however she is bang up to date with the new fangled trend of feather hair extensions (it’s true! They love it in America). I’m sure fashion will move on soon enough but for now she’s at the top of her game…
Title: The lady with a feather in her hair
Materials: Stencil, spraypaint, screen print & paint pen
Size: A3 paper
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Filed under art, screenprint, stencil
Tagged as Aerosol paint, art, Arts, brixton, cool, england, face, feather, girl, graffiti, hair, head, id-iom, idiom, lady, london, paint, print, Screen-printing, screenprint, sexy, smile, spray, spraypaint, stencil, uk, urban, woman
October 14, 2011 · 11:15 am
Ah, Friday again! Where have you been hiding all week? Fresh off the block today we have the rather large ‘Forged by the Glitter of Gold’ which comes in at an impressive 100 x 70cm. Frankly, being forged by the glitter of anything is pretty good in my book but to be forged by the glitter of gold is surely top shelf all the way.
- Forged by the Glitter of Gold – 100 x 70cm
The title comes from an early 20th Century rag time song which i happened to find in a box of stuff from my Grandma. It’s a shame I can’t play the piano as i’d love to have a little rattle on the old ebony and ivories of ‘Forged by the Glitter of Gold’ as with a title like that it has to be a bobby belter of a song. That said i don’t have a piano at home so i’d have to find one in a pub somewhere nearby and give all their customers something that they had never heard before. Maybe something like this
. In fact this guy is probably a little to good for me.
Filed under art, Painting
Tagged as acrylic, art, black, brixton, cool, drip, england, face, forged, girl, glitter, gold, graffiti, grey, hair, head, id-iom, idiom, ink, lady, london, love, music, paint, sexy, spraypaint, street, street art, uk, urban