Saturday, 23 April 2011

Jonathan Taphouse

On hearing about last nights roit at the new Tescos metro store on Stokes Croft this morning, i did a quick Flickr search and found Jonathan Taphouse's fantastic images. Being too busy to stop and look for too long, i vowed to take a closer look later on.
You should too - Stokes Croft Tesco Riot
BRISTOL: stokes croft tesco riot

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

King Of Grime

Channel 4 are forever making shows out of YouTube clips and re-running them time and time again...
But they never play this one. And it's still the funniest thing on the web.
Big up to the multi talented Stepchild AKA Gee - and Young K and Tash who i hear are still making music 3 years on. With Elvis as your mentor, you were always gonna be one step ahead.

'Artist'

For some time I have been questioning the term ‘Graffiti Artist’, considering exactly what it means to me. For ten or more years I used it to describe myself and the work I created but more recently I have felt less comfortable with using it...


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Sunday, 17 April 2011

Freeze!

Break Dance convention, Colston Hall, Oct 2010

Thursday, 14 April 2011

'No Entry' Print Release!

Tomorrow at 6pm i'll be dropping a super small run of a photo-montage image entitled 'No Entry'. This one took about 8 hours to stitch together and ended up as 158 layers in Photoshop. My iMac nearly had a meltdown...!

Details:
Edition number: 10
Stamped and numbered by the artist
Giclee print on archive textured water-colour artists 350g stock
Price £85

Available from www.acer1.bigcartel.com and you can order one from the all new Weapon of Choice gallery on Park St, below 50:50 Skateboard supplies at 6pm Friday 15th April. WOC gallery will also be showing the framed A/P of this image which is available at a bargain price... So be sure to pop down there tomorrow evening for a look and a drink.

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Monday, 11 April 2011

Reflections

"Life moves pretty fast. If you dont stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." Ferris Bueller

Bueller was right.
For the past few months i've been working on so many different projects through my work in education with 16-18 year olds, commissioned jobs, creative arts therapies studies and reasearch projects, that i have barely had time to think about making work for myself. Every spare moment i get is spent with family enjoying being a dad and husband...

Although the paintings and photographs have taken a back seat for a while, creativity is still flowing. As i head towards the end of the second year of the Creative Arts Therapies Studies course at City of Bristol College/University of Plymouth i am really beginning to see the potential impact of using creative activities as a way to increase self esteem and boost confidence in young people. In a therapeutic setting, art can used as a tool to improve health and well being - and it is using arts therapeutically with people that has begun to really interest me.

I am developing a few projects that will aim to work with creative arts and people focusing less on the final product and more on the process; investigating the experiences of the journey taken to produce a piece of artwork. I'll be posting results and reflections on a new blog lukepalmerart.blogspot.com as well as other items of interest that involve using creative arts with people.

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This weekend i managed to grab a hour to get the paint pens and oil pastels out and get drawing with my son. I documented the process with the SLR which showed the little journey we went on and made for a nice little stop frame movie. Our first collaborative piece together, definitely not the last. Great fun!

video

CR

CR by acerone
CR, a photo by acerone on Flickr.

E

E by acerone
E, a photo by acerone on Flickr.

SA

SA by acerone
SA, a photo by acerone on Flickr.