THAT ESCALATED QUICKLY






...hot rod flames are all well and good until they get out of control!



As part of the C4RTI5TS exhibition at the Coventry Transport Museum, on from 15th July to 29th October, 2017! More details here.








IN NYC






...wandering around NYC for a week, stickering and eating as much as we could!



Check out all the stickers we got up whilst we were across the pond here.








NO GRAFFITI






...the making of a street art installation.



The characters we paint were originally inspired by street signage, so it seemed only natural to take them back to where they came from! I thought it'd be interesting to see the whole process of these metal signs being drawn, cut, painted and installed. Filmed courtesy of a Polaroid Cube in my mouth, which I like to think looks a little less stupid than a head strap mount.

Read more about this piece here.








NOVA






...the making of a multilayered painting.



This piece was commissioned by a recently engaged couple. At first it was going to be something on canvas but as we began discussing ideas, we thought using multiple layers of acrylic could produce some fascinating results. Since we hadn't done anything like this before, we thought a process video was in order!

Read more about this piece here.








A HISTORY OF US






Two years preparation, 1,107 stencil layers and nine days of furious painting!



'A History Of Us' is a solo show on at The Herbert gallery between 13th June and 4th October. In short, we spray painted a timeline of humanity onto 44 metres of wall, presenting famous discoveries, notable people and important inventions. The timeline begins from the big bang and dinosaurs, runs through the stone age full of cavemen, onwards to the egyptians in the bronze age, greeks and romans in the iron age, on to the dark ages filled with knights and inventors, followed by the flourishing modern ages, to contemporary times and then speculating on what the future might hold!

Read more about the show here.








'A HISTORY OF US' ANNOUNCEMENT






A stencilled (sort of) history of the human race.



Open from 13th June to 4th October, 'A History Of Us' is my second solo show, which will be held at The Herbert in Coventry. The video above will explain everything for now!

You can stay up to date with the show on Facebook here.








IN PARIS






...getting a few stickers up.



Spent a few nights in Paris with the girlfriend, ate well, caught a gig and got some stickers up. I didn't have much time to make stickers specific to Paris, so there are just a couple new ones. It's a little over a month since the Charlie Hebdo attacks and I wanted to pay tribute to their sacrifice for freedom of speech. There's also a few 'maillot jaune' (yellow jersey) cyclists as a nod to the Tour de France as, well, I like cycling. Then there's a smattering of a few other stickers I had lying around.

Filmed mostly by holding a phone in my mouth by biting down on a rubber suction cup attached to the front screen... excuse the occasional breathy noises.

Read more about this trip here.








THIS IS HOW WE PRINT






...the making of a screen print.



I like handling as many aspects of my work as possible besides the painting of it, like photography, coding this website from the ground up or filming all the videos on this page. It was only a matter of time before I began screen printing and so, together with my gorgeous girlfriend, we bought all the gear and began printing in our spare time. From buying all the equipment to release, it's been about four months of learning, printing and swearing every night.

If you make a mistake whilst stenciling, it's pretty easy to try again soon after but if something goes wrong with a screen, you have to strip everything off, recoat it and the whole process just takes a lot of time and energy. But now...NOW! Now we're happy with our process, we are a lot quicker and we're proud of our results.

Read more about this piece here.












NON MODUS VIVENDI






...the making of a (gorey) stencil painting.



I took a bit of artistic license with this film documenting the process of making 'But This Is Not How It Ends'. It was interesting to play with a different tone for the film and make it a little tense. With that said, cutting by the light of a naked, swinging bulb isn't ideal.

Read more about this piece here.












THE PAINTED CITY






...the making of a sprawling, stenciled city.



This video follows my process of creating and painting a stenciled city directly onto the walls of a gallery, as part of my debut solo show titled 'Do Look Down'. Read more about the show here.

I can honestly say that producing this show (and there are many facets to the show that aren't documented in this video) is the hardest thing I've ever had to work on in my life. It was a totally new experience and one that I am already planning to improve on.

Anyway, this is a rather full insight into how I work, as I've previously only shown the cutting and spraying stages before.












'DO LOOK DOWN' ANNOUNCEMENT






I made this little animation to officially announce my debut solo show.

Read more about the show here.











OUR VERBS






...a tribute to creating things.



I guess you would call this a spoken word piece, which was all written, recorded and edited in one day. However, the footage is from a period between September and December last year, when I was recording a moment every day for a project that lost momentum, so I'm glad I was able to put the footage towards something.












THE SOUND OF STENCILING






...the making of a stencil painting.



I have been stenciling since 2003 and I thought it was about time I gave people a little insight into how I work. Cutting stencils isn't a spectacle, it's done in solitude and so I think a lot of my friends, artist or not, will find this interesting.

Read more about this piece here.












CHASING BONES






...the making of an urban vinyl toy.



I'm very happy to present the 'Chasing Bones' Plastic Pup, crafted by hand from start to finish, available for preorder. At just under 4" tall, the dog has fancy magnetic feet and a tasty bone swinging on, like, real string! The model is cast from the eighth and final dog in a line of sculpted prototypes. I knew nothing about urban vinyl or mould making when I first started out and so it was a laborious journey to get here.

Each of these pups are cast and painted by hand, produced to the highest of standards and enclosed within a robust display case, which I‘ve also made myself... no unimaginative paperboard boxes here! Although I like to have my plastic pup wander free from the case and sit on the desk, reminding me life is a challenge and you need to keep chasing the things that you're oh so hungry for.

Read more about this piece here.








NOWHERE NEAR HERE






If life is a catwalk, run like a dog.



'Nowhere Near Here' is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert, in Coventry, on the 7th October 2010.

With well over 300 hours in the making, more than 200 stencils involved and too many cold nights spent outside on my knees getting the shots, I am very happy (and relieved) to finally share this with you. Through the course of shooting 'Nowhere Near Here', I have dealt with curious drunks, a dog almost peeing on the camera (the irony is not lost on me, haha), the endlessly suspicious police and even someone nearly running off with a tripod.

Read more about this piece here.








AEROSOL AMOEBA






Breathing life into spray paint.



I discovered an interesting effect when wet stencils come together, so I filmed it across many hours and sped it up.

Read more about this piece here.