PULLING PRINTS, PULLING TEETH
We've been setting ourselves up with screen printing gear in the studio lately. I've built a suction table for holding prints in placed whilst they're pulled, a box for drying the coated screens and a whole host of other tools are now added to our arsenal. Screen printing isn't as straightforward as stenciling, in so far as there are a lot of chemicals involved and plenty of nuances to learn. Nonetheless, it's going to be great to pull our own prints soon! Below is one of the test sheets from experiments and it's incredible to see things shaping up so quickly.
I just released a new edition of buffers painted on hand cast concrete slabs, which is titled 'We Are Here'. They weigh a stupid amount but painting concrete is just so lush. Oh, and there's a few new pieces to see on the Commissions page as well.
NO MUSS, NO FUSS.
I put up some quick posters the other day. I'm busy with work for a show next year but I wanted to get something up whilst the weather was decent.
Hot off the paint table is my latest piece 'The Chase, Part One'. It's a little different from some of my usual work, so have a look if you fancy!
WHERE THERE'S SMOKE...
I've been playing with a bit of fire and I had some fun with wood, resulting in 'Revolt'. I love playing with new materials and the obvious direction to go when you're using wood is to, well, burn it!
NEW AND BIG
I'm very pleased to present to you the all new Pahnl site! I've spent the past couple of months working on and off to bring this site together pieced from various bits of code I could scavange from online communities. Many, many thanks to Tom and Arden for their help in cleaning parts of my code up (only for me to quickly ruin it again) and for their advice when I was having issues.
The old site relied on thumbnails too much and didn't integrate text into the page too well. This redesign puts image front-and-center, whilst allowing text to breath a little more as well. I hope this makes it easier for you to browse the site, so please take a look around!
There's also new work in the Street section, titled 'The Buffer's Soliloquy' that introduces a bit of narrative to my usual sticker fare.
I am very proud to announce that 'But This Is Not How it Ends', the final painting in 'The Chaos Trilogy', is now complete and available for your lookin' eyes. There's even a process film of the piece being painted.
If you can't afford the original painting (totally reasonable), there is of course a screen print edition available, which doesn't skim on a single detail!
I now have a Facebook page where I'll be sharing all the news, photos and the odd competition.
I already have a user account on Facebook, which I'm still very happy for people to add me on, but this new page allows you to stay up-to-date with my work whilst keeping your own profile private.
That's it for now but a new piece is in the works featuring braaaaaiiinnnsss...
I had a good break in Tokyo a month or two back and you can see a bunch of the stickers I got up whilst I was over there right here. Weird country but not weird for the reasons I had initially expected.
Anyway, that's about it for now, back to work.
LOWDOWN IS ONLINE
If you want to see the sprawling city, named 'Lowdown', that I painted for my debut solo show, you can head here to explore the whole city for yourself. As well as that, you can read the entire newspaper for free as well. There are a lot of links between the city and the newspaper, so pay close attention!