Archive for September, 2009

cheo & soker – severn shed show

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 28, 2009 by jerforceone

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taken from cheo’s flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dirtyprotest/3962891201/

lokey sketches

Posted in sketches with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2009 by jerforceone

a few lokey sketches that i’ve painted lately !…

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camouflage, bullet holes & barbed wire

Posted in bristol with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2009 by jerforceone

my bit for the bristol festival !… painted in a warehouse corridor because the council said we couldn’t paint on site !… (couldn’t step back to get any decent photo’s)

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woc boards going up on the festival site

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the boards were auctioned off !… someone bought mine !… which is always good !…

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WEAPON OF CHOICE UPDATE !…

Posted in weapon of choice with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2009 by jerforceone

WEAPON OF CHOICE UPDATE !…

FIRST OFF !…

the current show running at the Weapon of choice gallery !…

WOC G FRONT NOW

Weapon of Choice gallery present ‘Mash Media’

Featuring artists:

BYROGLYPHICS

JAMES BAKER

& TRXTR

Opening preview 17th September 6-10pm

Free entry, drinks provided.

Exhibition running until the 11th October 2009

Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT

Since joining Red Propeller Gallery, who were instrumental in launching the careers of Ian Francis and Guy Denning, a phenomena with a simple formula – hunt down skilled, dedicated and unconventional artists who show a strong political, social or psychological content in their work – James Baker, Byroglyphics (aka Russ Mills) and TRXTR are all definitely heading in the same direction.

Already having shows in LA, Philadelphia and London under their belts, recent record breaking sell out print releases and major works coming up at prestigious urban and contemporary art auctions in London and New York this trio of artists at Weapons of Choice this month are on their way.

With a sell out show at Signal Gallery, London, in May and secondary market pieces already appearing at auction (substantially exceeding their guide prices) BYROGLYPHICS is riding high and has an enormous following. Describing his work as ‘Kitchen Sink Surrealism’ he has, for a long while, been quietly obsessed with Japanese pop culture, especially the Harajuku phenomenon.

‘I love the way that every piece of popular culture from the recent past is smashed together into a garish soup and regurgitated into real life with absolutely no boundaries’

His hybrid of traditional media and digital imaging, focusing on human idiosyncrasies both physical and emotional result in distorted forms both subtle and extreme.

TRXTR – successfully edging his way into the US market last year showing alongside Guy Denning, Charming Baker and Case in Los Angeles and with work accepted into the upcoming Bonham’s New York Contemporary Art Auction, is seriously on his way – Obsessed with sex and war, beauty and celebrity and the relentless destruction of the planet his beautiful mashed media psycho/schizo canvases defy interpretation.

Fresh talent, emerging from the hotbed of creativity, which is Loughborough University School of Art and Design, JAMES BAKER’S painting and prints are a celebration of the inevitable collusion and blending of cultures that now affects even the most distant of societies. These strange visual creations of a ‘poly-colour’ age are manifested in the ‘anything goes’ state of Yesyoucanistan, where borders are continually eroded, commercialisation rules and fringe beasts roam as champions of hybridity all resulting in a beautiful, chaotic fusion of screenprint, painting and drawing

NEXT UP !…

WOC T FRONT

Weapon of Choice for the 1st time on board the THEKLA!

Live graffiti from

EPOK & SEPR!

Hip hop & Dubstep from:

TASK FORCE!

GEMMY

GUIDO

CENTRAL SPILLZ

BETAMAX

Hosted by

BUGGSY & C-STRIKE-Z

B-Boys, Clothing giveaways!

Top bar hosted by Property of Bristol

Thekla 29th September 2009. 10-3AM

£10 on the door. £9 advance tickets from Weapon of Choice Gallery. 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT.

AND THEN !…

WOC G NEXT FRONT

Weapon of Choice present

‘Piece, Character / Character, Piece’

Featuring work by KTF crews:

EPOK and SEPR

Opening Friday 16th October, 6-10pm.

Show runs until the Sunday 8th November.

14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT.

Free entry. Drinks provided.

WWW.WEAPONOFCHOICEGALLERY.CO.UK

Gallery opening times:

Tues/Wed 11 – 6pm

Thursday 11 – 7pm

Fri-Sat 11 – 6pm

Sunday 12 – 4.00pm

MORE INFO ON MORE GOINGS ON SOON !…

till then check out !…

http://www.weaponofchoicegallery.co.uk/

facebook group !…

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6301389994

Weapon of Choice gallery present ‘Mash Media’
Featuring artists:
BYROGLYPHICS
JAMES BAKER
& TRXTR
Opening preview 17th September 6-10pm
Free entry, drinks provided.
Exhibition running until the 11th October 2009
Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT
Since joining Red Propeller Gallery, who were instrumental in launching the careers of Ian Francis and Guy Denning, a phenomena with a simple formula – hunt down skilled, dedicated and unconventional artists who show a strong political, social or psychological content in their work – James Baker, Byroglyphics (aka Russ Mills) and TRXTR are all definitely heading in the same direction.
Already having shows in LA, Philadelphia and London under their belts, recent record breaking sell out print releases and major works coming up at prestigious urban and contemporary art auctions in London and New York this trio of artists at Weapons of Choice this month are on their way.
With a sell out show at Signal Gallery, London, in May and secondary market pieces already appearing at auction (substantially exceeding their guide prices) BYROGLYPHICS is riding high and has an enormous following. Describing his work as ‘Kitchen Sink Surrealism’ he has, for a long while, been quietly obsessed with Japanese pop culture, especially the Harajuku phenomenon.
‘I love the way that every piece of popular culture from the recent past is smashed together into a garish soup and regurgitated into real life with absolutely no boundaries’
His hybrid of traditional media and digital imaging, focusing on human idiosyncrasies both physical and emotional result in distorted forms both subtle and extreme.
TRXTR – successfully edging his way into the US market last year showing alongside Guy Denning, Charming Baker and Case in Los Angeles and with work accepted into the upcoming Bonham’s New York Contemporary Art Auction, is seriously on his way – Obsessed with sex and war, beauty and celebrity and the relentless destruction of the planet his beautiful mashed media psycho/schizo canvases defy interpretation.
Fresh talent, emerging from the hotbed of creativity, which is Loughborough University School of Art and Design, JAMES BAKER’S painting and prints are a celebration of the inevitable collusion and blending of cultures that now affects even the most distant of societies. These strange visual creations of a ‘poly-colour’ age are manifested in the ‘anything goes’ state of Yesyoucanistan, where borders are continually eroded, commercialisation rules and fringe beasts roam as champions of hybridity all resulting in a beautiful, chaotic fusion of screenprint, painting and Weapon of Choice gallery present ‘Mash Media’
Featuring artists:
BYROGLYPHICS
JAMES BAKER
& TRXTR
Opening preview 17th September 6-10pm
Free entry, drinks provided.
Exhibition running until the 11th October 2009
Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT
Since joining Red Propeller Gallery, who were instrumental in launching the careers of Ian Francis and Guy Denning, a phenomena with a simple formula – hunt down skilled, dedicated and unconventional artists who show a strong political, social or psychological content in their work – James Baker, Byroglyphics (aka Russ Mills) and TRXTR are all definitely heading in the same direction.
Already having shows in LA, Philadelphia and London under their belts, recent record breaking sell out print releases and major works coming up at prestigious urban and contemporary art auctions in London and New York this trio of artists at Weapons of Choice this month are on their way.
With a sell out show at Signal Gallery, London, in May and secondary market pieces already appearing at auction (substantially exceeding their guide prices) BYROGLYPHICS is riding high and has an enormous following. Describing his work as ‘Kitchen Sink Surrealism’ he has, for a long while, been quietly obsessed with Japanese pop culture, especially the Harajuku phenomenon.
‘I love the way that every piece of popular culture from the recent past is smashed together into a garish soup and regurgitated into real life with absolutely no boundaries’
His hybrid of traditional media and digital imaging, focusing on human idiosyncrasies both physical and emotional result in distorted forms both subtle and extreme.
TRXTR – successfully edging his way into the US market last year showing alongside Guy Denning, Charming Baker and Case in Los Angeles and with work accepted into the upcoming Bonham’s New York Contemporary Art Auction, is seriously on his way – Obsessed with sex and war, beauty and celebrity and the relentless destruction of the planet his beautiful mashed media psycho/schizo canvases defy interpretation.
Fresh talent, emerging from the hotbed of creativity, which is Loughborough University School of Art and Design, JAMES BAKER’S painting and prints are a celebration of the inevitable collusion and blending of cultures that now affects even the most distant of societies. These strange visual creations of a ‘poly-colour’ age are manifested in the ‘anything goes’ state of Yesyoucanistan, where borders are continually eroded, commercialisation rules and fringe beasts roam as champions of hybridity all resulting in a beautiful, chaotic fusion of screenprint, painting and drawing

harbourside paint jam

Posted in lokey with tags , , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by jerforceone

the 5th & 6th of september saw 19-20 artists/writers paint the hoardings around the industrail museum .

heres my bit !…

W.o.C  label detail

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lokea/lokey

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lokea/lokey & cheba joiner

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for the rest of graf from this event check out http://bristolgraffiti.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/the-weekends-harbourside-painting/

BRISTOL FESTIVAL 2009

Posted in bristol on September 3, 2009 by jerforceone

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Bristol Festival 2009

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th September 2009
http://www.thebristolfestival.org

Tickets selling fast with line up of 200 bands, comedians, artists, circus, cabaret and other performers, 200 Djs, and 100 visual artists all from the local area!!

That’s a lot of talent from the Southwest over three days in the city center, all covered by one inexpensive wristband (from £5 a day adv.).

The main hub of activity takes place in Lloyd’s Amphitheatre in the city centre with an outdoor festival featuring 7 stages and family festival fun, followed by Rave on Avon in 10 city centre night clubs to take the party into the night.

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FRIDAY is an Audio-Visual extravaganza! Large-scale light projections, digital graffiti, interactive music machines, GPS location activated poetry, films, new media theatre and a whole array of digital art. Plus the Midas Club tent will host a CarnyVille showcase of cabaret and circus theatre from Bristol’s infamous Invisible Circus, followed by a selection of the Southwest’s finest stand up comics, programmed by Bath Festival’s Mirth Control. And that’s on top of an internationally renowned street art exhibition, brilliant bands, crazy walkabouts, local foods and a silent Unity-Disco featuring live AV sets from the cream of the clubbing crop including DJ Cheeba and Headhunter. Friday 18th Sep 6pm-midnight, Lloyds Amphitheatre. Advance tickets are just £5. See http://www.thebristolfestival.org for more details.

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BRIZZOLFEST SATURDAY & SUNDAY

On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 7 outdoor stages will feature over 2000 performers from the region, playing everything from rock to reggae.

There will be food stalls, local arts and crafts, a healing area with massage, kids area, workshop tent, free dance classes in everything from break-dancing to hula hooping, an open mic Jam Stage, a Parkour (Free Running) display area, crazy art installations and interactive theatre throughout. A two day ticket is just £10.

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Regular boat parties, ‘RAVES ON THE WAVES’ will depart from right outside the festival on Friday night, and every hour on Saturday, taking you on a two hour musical adventure up the river. Tickets are sold separately at £5 with advance booking recommended.

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The infamous Saturday night ‘RAVE ON AVON’ nightclub takeover has been expanded to include 10 city centre venues, which will celebrate the world-renowned Bristol dance music scene. Venues include: Start the Bus, Timbuk2, Mr Wolfs, Lab, Attic, Croft, Blue Mountain, Lakota and an under 18 event at Colston Hall, with one wristband granting entry into them all! To add Rave on Avon to your weekend ticket it’s just £8 more.

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Artists performing at this year’s festival include:

Babel // Babyhead // Bashema // Big Joan // Blackout // Central Spillz // Clayton Blizzard // Dr Meaker // Dynamo Rhythem Aces // First Degree Burns // Freefall Collective // Gecko // Hunting Lodge // Mr Woodnote & The Bonobo Hobos // Pete Roe // Rossanne Hamilton // Sally Larkin // Shadz & the Root Elevation Band // SJ Esau // The Black Bloc // The Black Sheep // The Hats // The Hit Ups // The Monaros // The Swamps // Turbowolf // Vertebrae // Yes Rebels // Al Tourettes // Appleblim // Baobinga // Ben & Lex // Break // Deepgrove // DJ Die // Dr Moody // Eveson // Forsaken // Guido //Headhunter // Hyetal // Joker // Koast // Komonazmuk // Lomax // Minotaur Shock // October // Octogen // Superisk // TC & Jakes // The Insiders and many, many more!

Full info here: http://www.thebristolfestival.org/festival-2009/lineup

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All in all, thanks to the hard work from everyone involved, it looks like the Bristol Festival 2009 is shaping up to be a beauty! Stewards and roadies are still needed as well as décor assistants and those willing to help with the site build and pack down, so if you want to find out what it takes to stage such an expansive event, learn new skills or join the team please email getinvolved@thebristolfestival.org

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GET YOUR TICKETS FROM http://www.thebristolfestival.org

Advance prices are just…
Brizzolfest Friday (Audio Visual/comedy/theatre) £5
Brizzolfest Sat + Sun (both days) £10
Sat + Sun + Rave on Avon £18
Raves on the Waves boat parties £5
VIP ticket (everything!!) £25
kids free!!

More on the door subject to availability. Tickets will also be available from the Bristol Ticket Shop and Rooted Records next week.

Threenine ‘The Drop’ @ severnshed

Posted in threenine show on September 2, 2009 by jerforceone

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A lot of time has passed since their show at the Golden Lion and a lot of new canvasses & prints have been produced during this time .
The exhibition ‘The Drop’ is situated at the former boathouse designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, The Severnshed. With plenty of wall space to play with they have been able to fit a vast array of new & current work in that won’t disappoint!

Running from the 01st September to 01st October the month long show will feature work from a large selection of Threenine affiliates. Opening night is 1st Sept at 19.30, If you can’t make that feel free to pass by anytime and check it out.

http://www.threenine.eu/