Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Massive New Painting and Website/Blog


Sorry it's been so long since I last posted, but I have been very busy with various projects. But here at long last is my newest painting: 'ElectroShock Optics' Parts 1 and 2. A huge project (over 1200 hours of work!), Posca Pens, Spray Paint and nearly 2000 Swarovski crystals over 2 hand varnished wooden panels. 100cmX140cm (each panel is 100cmX70cm).

This will be my last post on this blog as I've jumped ship to Tumblr. You can check out my new combined website/blog (and more photos/closeups of Electroshock Optics parts 1 and 2) at: www.mesh137.com You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter (just search mesh137 on either) And an etsy store is in the works, so keep checking mesh137.com for info on that.

Thanks to everyone who visited this page over the last year and a half. I hope you liked my work!

Mesh137
xxxx

Monday, 27 June 2011

Fear and Loathing in North London



Here's my painting from last weeks Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices show. It's based on my 'Trippin' poster from a couple of weeks back,  Always nice to mix up styles a little. Paint pen, spray paint and crystals on a hand varnished wooden block. 20cmX 20cm. 

Saturday, 18 June 2011

New Show: 'Modern Vices and Guilty Pleasures' opening next week

I'll be exhibiting a painting in next weeks 'Modern Vices and Guilty Pleasures' show by London Miles gallery. See flyer and description below - I'm particularly chuffed to be exhibiting alongside Insa as I'm a big fan of his work. Lot's of high heels and hot chicks with great big bums. What's not to like? Each artist in the show was randomly assigned a vice or guilty pleasure and asked to produce a painting based on that theme. I was assigned drugs. Again let me state the vices were randomly assigned.


London Miles Gallery is proud to annouce an exhibition featuring all Uk artists, from street artists Alex Young and Insa, to incredible digital painter Tom Bagshaw. Each artist was teamed up with a particular vice or guilty pleasure at random and are required to create a piece of art inspired by that vice. The outcome has been impressive and to say the least, we are already addicted to this emerging group of UK talent.
Vice is a practice or a habit considered immoral, depraved, and/or degrading in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a defect, an infirmity, or merely a bad habit. Synonyms for vice include fault, depravity, sin, iniquity, wickedness, and corruption.
Featured Artists:

INSA, Alex Young, David Marsh, Tom Bagshaw, Xue Wang, Craww, Carne, Mr Gauky, Michael Forbes, Ruben Ireland, Mr Penfold
Opening reception: Thusday, June 23rd 2011. From 6pm to 11pm.

On show: June 23rd to June 27th 2011

New Location: 65 Hanbury Street. East London.

'The Road' painting


Here's my painting based on Cormac Mcarthy's novel 'The Road' from the literal eyes show a couple of weeks back. It's a bit of a low res pic, but I'll post better shots soon. This work is currently available to buy from the London miles gallery. You can contact them here if you are interested: www.londonmiles.com

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

New Exhibition:Literal.Eyes


London Miles gallery are launching their new exhibition on May 12th. Titled 'Literal.Eyes' The show will feature 30 European artists (including myself) producing works based on their favourite pieces of literature. To mark this special exhibition, London Miles will be taking over a white wall gallery space in East London, an exciting pop up space divided onto two floors and over 1000 sq ft; situated off Brick lane. Opening reception: Thursday, May 12th 2011. 6pm to 11pm. Exhibition on show: May 13th to May 16th 2011

Location: 65 Hanbury Street. East London. EI 5JP (LONDON MILES GOES EAST!)

I've chosen Cormac Mcarthy's book 'The Road'. Some dark shit right there - not really usual Mesh territory. I'll post my piece here after the exhibition opens.

The lineup for this one is really good: Adam Oehlers, Andrew Rae, Alex Young, Alexander Kozer Robinson, Ania Tomicka, Camilla D'Ericco, Candy Bird, Carles Gomila, Carne Griffiths, Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda, Conrad Roset, Craww, Mesh137, Dennis Seide, Fernando Vicente, Joram Roukes, Koralie, Linnea Strid, Lisa Evans, Michael Forbes, Miss Led, My Dead Pony, Nom Kinnear King, Ruben Ireland, Sergio Mora, Sitnie, Tahnee Lonsdale, Tom Bagshaw, Virginie Bastin (Miss Sucette), Xue Wang and Zach Cohen.

For more info: www.londonmiles.com
and: www.huntandgatherart.com

Trippin'

New work! "Trippin', based on an older piece i did a few years back - this time with a fresh lick of paint and some nice 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' references thrown in for good measure. More new bits to come in the next few weeks - including a HUGE commission which is nearly finished at last!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

King T-shirt - Now Available!

SecretStore has officially launched - so you can go and buy my 'King' t-shirt over there right now. Top quality, 4 colour sceen printed design. £28. DO IT: www.secret-store.co.uk
Here's a pic of Chris from secret store rocking the tee. A big thanks to Adam as well. Cheers boys - the site and the tees look great

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Sketches in the works

A couple of recent sketches I'm playing around with at the moment: 'The Incredible Mesh' - always smashin' it, and a 'Charming Spiv' - selling you some dodgy nylons for a piece of your ration book.



Thursday, 3 February 2011

UrbanGraphic Greetings Card


I got some samples in the post today of the greetings card I did for UrbanGraphic. Looking very nice. Cheers Aurelia!

For more on UrbanGraphic and their products visit:
http://www.urbangraphic.co.uk/

My card is part of a range called 'Toasted'. You can check the other artists who've been featured here:
http://www.thisistoasted.com/

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Sketches

Couple of sketches of new ish' currently in the works.



Tuesday, 4 January 2011

New Teapot Commission

Here's another recent commission. I know - another teapot. What can I say? Chicks dig teapots.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

King T-Shirts - Get ready!

The good folks over at Secret Store sent me a few pics of them wearing the King t-shirt I designed. I think they've printed a limited run of 100 shirts. It's a 4 colour screen printed design - no cheap digital printing - this is the real shit. So be sure to grab yourself one when the website and online store go live real soon!. They'll probably be around £25.

In the meantime: www.secret-store.co.uk and www.secretstorerumpusroom.blogspot.com


Monday, 27 December 2010

Christmas Present

Nice teapot done for someone's christmas present.

Friday, 17 December 2010

New Painting: 'Eyegasm'

New painting just finished called 'Eyegasm' Paintpen, spraypaint and swarovski crystals. 20cmX60cm. This painting and a few other bits are available to buy from the 'Graffik London' gallery on portabello road. You can visit their website here: http://www.graffiklondon.com/live/ They're a cool graffiti based art gallery/tattoo and piercing studio - definitely worth checking out if your in the area.



Friday, 10 December 2010

King T-Shirt - Almost Ready!

Looks like the 'King't-shirts are nearly ready over at Secret Store. I'll post full details on pricing and where to buy them when they're finished.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

'Idol Hours' show review and online catalogue

Just a quick head up - you can catch a nice review of the recent 'Idol Hours' show by clicking here:

http://www.ameliasmagazine.com/art/the-idol-hours-at-london-miles-gallery-exhibition-review/2010/11/16/

Thanks to Gareth David at Amelia's magazine for showing some serious love!

You can also check out images and prices for all the pieces from the show via the online London Miles catalogue by clicking here:

http://issuu.com/londonmiles/docs/idol_hours_catalog

Cheers.

New small painting up on the blog by the end of the week-so look out for that.

Peace

Monday, 15 November 2010

Illustrations for the 'Sheffield Student' magazine

A couple of quick illustrations for an article called 'Who will you be living with next year?' in the 'Sheffield Student' magazine.


Friday, 12 November 2010

New Painting for 'The Idol Hours' show

Opening tonight at the LondonMiles gallery:
'The Idol Hours': An exhibition of classic artworks re-interpreted by contemporary artists. As you can see from the flyer below, this one has an amazing lineup of artists from around the globe, each of whom have produced a new piece of work based on a classic painting. I chose to re-work Pablo Picasso's 'Guernica'. The show opens 7pm tonight at Westbourne Studios
242 Acklam Road, London and runs for about a month. There's some really amazing work on show - so drop by if your about.



My version of Picasso's 'Guernica':



The orignal:

Monday, 18 October 2010

King!

T-shirt design in the works right now...