DECK THE WALLS – Opus Fine Art, Newcastle, UK

28/11/2012

Here is my contributions for the group-show  "DECK THE WALLS" at the Opus Fine Art Gallery in Newcastle.
This exhibition consists entirely of postcard-sized works created by Opus Fine Art's stable of artists with each work priced at £150 including VAT and framing ( £100 unframed) !

Private View: Saturday, 8 December, 12-7pm
Deck the Walls… is open to the public at Opus Fine Art, Martin House, Sheep Street, Stow on the Wold GL54 1AA from 8 December to 8 January.

http://www.opus-art.com/exhibitions/details-46/deck-the-walls



Title: SANTA RIOT
Medium: Hand sprayed stencil on 420 gr/m² art paper.
Release date: 11/2012
Size: 4" x 6"
Limited edition: 10 pieces signed, numbered and dry stamped by Goin
 



Title: LIPSTENCIL
Medium: Hand sprayed stencil on 420 gr/m² art paper.
Release date: 11/2012
Size: 4" x 6"
Limited edition: 10 pieces signed, numbered and dry stamped by Goin

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GOIN VS BLACK DUKE « COUNCIL OF MONKEYS »

22/11/2012

A FRENCH street artist is busy crafting a colossal mural on the side of an abandoned cruise-liner, docked off the North Wales coastline. His expansive mural joins 3 other pieces from a variety of Street Artists, who have travelled from across Europe to leave their marks on the ship.

Street Artist, GOIN, is in the process of creating a giant mural of 3 monkeys sat on top of bags of money, on the side of the Duke of Lancaster ship. Entitled ‘Council of Monkeys’, GOIN’s characters are poised to represent ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’.

This piece is by far the boldest statement on the ship, not only because of its impressive 121m² expanse, but also with its provocative name and theme.

The ship owners’ on-going, 30 year battle with the council, has been the inspiration for the art to date and the project is being coordinated by an anarchist group, calling themselves Dudug. Their eventual aim is to create the UK’s largest open air art gallery.

Project coordinator, Maurice, commented: “We knew getting GOIN involved would be quite simple because he has been involved with a similar project in France – the Abode of Chaos near Lyon. Abode of Chaos is a Museum of Contemporary Art. Like the Duke of Lancaster, the museum has been the subject of an on-going law suit, but their battle is with the local mayor’s office, who claims the construction is unauthorised under town planning.”

The owners of the Duke of Lancaster had originally brought the cruise liner to Wales after it was decommissioned in 1979, with the Council of the day being in full agreement that they would be granted permission to transform it into tourist destination, the Funship. However, the Council changed their mind and have been embroiled in a series of court battles, all of which the ship owners have won.

GOIN is one of a series of artists who is set to leave his mark on the ship over the coming weeks. He was drawn to Pop Art in 1994 when he was a guitarist in a punk rock band. He comments about that time: “I started creating skateboards, t-shirts and stickers for my own skate line… I don’t do pop art, but even so, there’s no doubt that street art is heavily infused.”

The finished piece, although not inspired by Banksy’s piece, to an onlooker it will certainly conjure up images of the infamous street artist’s eminent ‘Parliament Chimps’ mural.

It joins works from Latvian Street Artist KIWIE; local Welsh boys, Cream Soda Crew and Bristolian, Bungle. All of the works have been photographed and documented along the way by annar_50, who is now the resident photographer for Black Duke Project. 


The works are certainly catching the attention of the locals. Speaking to Maurice, local resident, Dawn Derby commented: “There’s an awful lot of people in Mostyn who are totally behind what you are doing. Love the project and are really, really pleased something is happening with the ship. Also you have a lot of local youngsters extremely interested in art.”

With the DuDug Crew determined to transform the derelict ship and create an inspiring piece of artwork, they are sure to be pleased with comments like these.

The project has already inspired other artists, such as Russian up-and-coming gallery artist, Lora Zombie, who has created “Rise Dear Child” in honour of the project. Maurice comments: “Our aim with the project was to inspire people – inspiring the artist was the easy part. We have some of the biggest names in the urban art world knocking at the door, keen to get involved. Now our next aim is to inspire the younger generation, and hopefully create a whole new wave of artists.”

Limited Edition, Handsigned GOIN prints coming soon.

FOLLOW AND SUPPORT THE BLACKDUKE PROJECT HERE: www.dudug.co.uk

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« AS ABOVE, SO BELOW ? » Limited stencil print edition

10/11/2012

With all the things to do since 2 months I didn't have time to introduce you my last limited stencil print edition "AS ABOVE, SO BELOW ?".
This is a 20 ex. series of 50x70cm, all painted by hand and you can get one at the excellent Epoch Art Gallery in Redhill – UK  or directly on their website: www.epochartgallery.co.uk

Title: AS ABOVE, SO BELOW ?
Medium: Hand sprayed stencil on 300 gr/m² art paper.
Release date: Sept 2012
Sizes: 50 x 70 cm
Artist's proof: 6 pieces
Limited edition: 20 pieces signed, numbered and dry stamped by Goin
Certificate of authenticity: Each limited edition comes with a certificate of authenticity signed, numbered, dated and dry stamped by Goin

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DARK 10/08/2012 UPFEST GALLERY

2/08/2012

It's going to get very DARK…
Launch Night – Friday 10th August   |   10/08/12 until 26/08/12
Upfest Gallery, 198 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JF
www.upfest.co.uk

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RESIST OR SUBMIT

26/06/2012


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UPFEST 2012

5/06/2012

As usual we had a great time painting together at the 2012 edition of Upfest.
Much love to all the Upfest team for their great works !
http://www.upfest.co.uk/

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