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I recently went and saw the amazing Herakut exhibition in Melbourne. Previously, I had only seen the work by the German duo online and was very excited to see their work in the flesh…and i wasn’t disappointed. The work was amazing with a blend of beautiful people and animal mask/spirits. They beautifully blend the urban art aesthetic with hyper-realism. Definitely two artists(Hera & Akut) well worth looking up if you haven’t come across them.

Below are a few shots from the Metro exhibition…

herakut painting

possum

And below is also one of their street works in Union Lane in the Melbourne CBD, that they left as a small gift for the Melbourne punters as a part of their ‘Giant Storybook Project’. It looks awesome in the flesh!

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As well as a few shots of their studio while they were in old Melbourne town for the Metro Show.

herakut studio

herakut

Also while i’m doing a little blog update, below are a few of my new works on found objects…

no frills art

Preoccupied – 15x15cms – Mixed Media on Found object

skeleton scissors

Skeleton Scissors – 22×45 cms – Mixed Media on found object

the end is near

The End is Near (Refuse Edition) – 10×15 cms – Mixed Media on found object

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As well as a little stencil that I have just done using a new technique i’m working with at the moment.

I’m slowly starting to settle into the new studio!

bird stencil

Until next time…Go check out Herakut and take it easy.

enjoy!

NF

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Finally below I have pictures of some of my pieces from the Paste Modernism exhibition, a part of the Outpost Project at Cockatoo Island in Sydney. Enjoy!

Think Tank – Stencil/Paste Up

Mickey Maus (Left Bottom)

Crucifixion (centre)

And below is an overview photo of one section of the wall collage…maybe about 10% of the entire installation! (You can see my tank starting to disappear. They say the whole walls got about four layers of images)

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A while back i was invited to take part in an exhibition and publication of artists books dealing with political and social commentary. Well it has finally rolled around. The exhibition is a combination of artist’s book from the Monash University Rare Books Collection and Monica Oppen’s archive based in Sydney, the Bibliotheca Librorum apud Artificern. It is on at Monash Uni’s Clayton Campus(Wellington Rd), lvl 1 ISB Wing – Sir Lewis Matherson Library from 28 Sept – 25 Nov 2011. There are some really cool books on show so get on down to check out the show!

Below: My zines on show in the cabinet, some blow ups of individual pages mounted on the wall and the catalogue/flyer.

And below is the book, ‘A Silent Scream – Political and Social comment in books by artists’. It is a very beautiful publication and the company i’m sharing it with are outstanding. I’m not sure about distrobution, but going to http://www.bibliotheca.org.au and enquiring you will be able to get your hands on a copy. ($39.95 RRP + postage).

So life is good right now, currently working on a large format commission, a fresh publication and exhibition…and i have just had two weeks holiday.

Peace out!

G

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Well, I was pretty excited recently when I picked up a copy of Imprint, an Australian printmaking magazine to find an advert for the exihition The Silent Scream, the political and social comment in books by artists exhibition that I have a few zines in later this year. It’s kinda humbling to see your name in the company of Norman Lindsay, George Grosz and Gerhard Richter to name just a few.

So if your in Melbourne between the 26th September and 25th November …and artist’s books with social comments are your thing, get on over to the Sir Louis Matheson Library at the clayton campus of Monash University to have a look at the exhibition.

Imprint Magazine >>

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A new little book…

White Noise, 8pgs – 200 x 200 mm, No Frills Art Publications. 2011 (Ed. of 20)

Plus some Think Tank stencil paste ups in the making, so keep your eyes peeled and stay tuned!

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I have been stuck indoors a lot lately so i haven’t got out to do much outside…so i have been doing some new works for walls of the inside variety. Heading towards an exhibion at some point.

Anyway, here are a few i have been working on.

enjoy!

NF

Remote Control (Frame by Frame) after Duchamp – Mixed Media on Canvas, 2011 – 650 x 900 mm

 

Life is not Black and White – Mixed Media on Canvas, 600 x 600 mm – 2011

 

Cassette Mouse – Mixed Media on Canvas, 650 x 750 mm – 2011

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Space Invaders is an exhibition now open at the NGA in Canberra. It is probably one of the most important exhibitions relating to street art that has been seen in Australia. It gives the artform some real respect and places it into a serious art context. So if this is your thing and you can get up there it will be well worth the effort.

Below is a link to a story about the exhibition off the ABC…in it you can see one of my ‘Think Tank’ stickers on display up there.

National Gallery showcases street art – ABC Canberra – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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If you go for a wander down Hosier Lane in Melbourne at the moment you may stumble on the new Obey piece to go with the exhibition of his prints upstairs at Until Never Gallery.

and here is another section…

Methinks it looks pretty sweet. Get there before it gets burried in tags. There were a few pieces in the Citylights lightboxes also.

I also stumbled across one of my old stickers.

And this cool David Bowie dog sitting in a classic old car.

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Free to a good home…

Here are a couple of simple little stencils on canvas that i hope to drop off in the laneways of melbourne tomorrow. Hopefully, they get to adorne an alley for some time…before some cunning punter decides to give them a new home. So keep your eyes peeled! 

"Bettie Page", "Stencil", "Graffiti"

Homage to Bettie Page, Spraypaint on Canvas, 20x27cms – 2010.

"horseplay"

Horseplay, Spraypaint on Canvas, 22x30cms – 2010.

Horseplay based on my design available on tees here >>

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I have been a bit quiet on here of late, due to being a bit busy with various things…plus, it has been getting awfully cold outside in the studio while painting.  But here are a few paintings I have been working on. For something novel, the top two paintings have parts that were painted in glow in the dark paint!

Working 925 – Mixed Media on Board (80x95cms) – 2010

Why do bad things happen to good people – Spray paint on Canvas (30x40cms) – 2010

Join the Club – Mixed Media on Canvas – (40x40cms) – 2010

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