Hi, this is my new painting:
In a way it is a continuation of my Digbeth series, most of the buildings are of that post industrial type, with some of them battered or missing, or past their prime. After I drew the buildings I thought it would make sense to give it some authentic Digbeth tags:
I hope these hooligans don’t mind me copying their pastes, I have a lot of admiration and respect for LISK , AS ONE , PLIMSOUL , TEMPO33 , Lucy McLauchlan , Vomit and the one mystery artist, who I imagine to be French for some reason. If by chance you are one of those people or you know them tell them for me thanks, you make countless boring bus journeys to work more bareable.
This painting is the best peice I’ve done so far. You can see on the video that, my flat has bow windows which come out like a turret bulging from the corner of the building, and my buildings the last one on the street, so my flat sticks out a bit. It’s not really intentional, I don’t have space anywhere else, but basically anyone walking down the street can see my painting through the high old windows, I’m sure half the people in Moseley have been watching the progress of it for the last couple of months. Vera (my lady) told me one day a school girl rang the doorbell and came round to look at it. And once I was painting at night with the blinds down, and when it’s like that I can’t see out, but because of the lights inside, everyone outside can see me. I just heard this voice saying “that’s awesome man.. that’s awesome” a kind of young male voice, a bit bill and ted, I said “thanks” and nodded at the blind, “great art man” the blind said back.
I’m very pleased with it, people like it, I sent some of the work in progress photos to Ort cafe and they asked me to do a solo exhibition in October.
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