Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone. Thank you for all the support over 2011 and making it an excellent year. I had a blast!
Seymour XXX

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Artief Art fair

I'm just back from a great few days at the Artief art fair in Belgium. The fair was held in Diest, which is not far from Brussels. This was a very unique fair to show at as it was housed at the Hallezaal which is an old fabric warehouse built in 1352. So you can imagine what a buzz it was to show my work in a building that dates 600 years before my own country was even colonised ;)...and in Belgium to make it even better!
It was a weekend of great art, great food and the best beer EVER!
Thanks to our amazing hosts Raf and Miranda who went out of their way to show us a few of the Belgium delicacies ;)
The pictures below of the Hallezaal as well as the Strychnin Gallery booth I was part of.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Organic Mechanics

Artfair 21 and Blooom pics

More pics! Here are a few shots of the Strychnin Booths at this years Artfair 21 and Blooom fair that we have just returned from. This year we had a massive 100m2 and where showing the best of the best from Strychnin Gallery artists. The booths were broken up into artists environments this year which created a really interesting feel when walking through.
I guess I'm a little biased but think it's saying that the quality of the Strychnin Booths really stood out and above the rest;)

'Creature Feature' opening night

Finally I have some time to catch up on a bit of bloggy stuff. Here are some pics of the opening night of the Creature Feature show last month. It was a great opening with a heap of really interested people excited to see this type of artwork/sfx work closeup and in person.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

'ArtFair 21' pieces

I've just spent the past week down in Cologne/Germany for this years Art Fair 21 and Blooom fair. This is the same fair in which I created the dolls house for last year.
This year I created 4 new pieces to go along with the others from my recent 'Organic Mechanics' collection.
All pieces are one off original sculptures, handmade from a mix of painted sculps, resins and recycled parts. The sculptures also come with a custom wood and leather base and are encased in plexiglass domes.
For info on availability and pricing you can contact Strychnin Gallery here, or take a look at the art fair presale.

Monday, October 3, 2011

'Creature Feature' show pieces

Hi all, here a two new pieces that I've been working on for the Creature Feature show this Friday. These 2 are actually from a series of 6 new sculpts which will beshowing at this years Koeln Art Fair at the end of the month.
The idea of these pieces was Organic Mechanic, so yeah the outcome was kind of steam punk-esk this time which but was fun to mix it up a bit.
Anyways, watch this space for the other 4 pieces from this series, just doing the finishing touches.
And for all back in NZ, There will be a new shipment of prints to hit Eyeball kicks any day now.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Piece teaser

Here is a sneak-peek of a new piece I have been working on for the 'Creature Feature' on the 7th of October.
More to come soon;)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

'Creature Feature' show

Several months ago I was asked to be part of a special group show in Berlin called 'Creature Feature', set to open on October 7th.
Being a movie and sci-fi geek from way back I was super excited be asked to be part of a show along side artists such as Jordu Schell, Chet Zar, and a bunch of other huge names within the SFX and movie industry.
As the title of the show suggests this will be a creature show. It will feature the behind the scenes artists that have created some of the most iconic creatures of all time from movies such as Start Wars, Predator, Alien, 300, Hellboy, The Corpse Bride.......the list goes on and on.
So at the end of the day, I am very lucky and honored to be part of this show as I am the only creature designer not involved in the movie industry ;)
Below is a special invite in which Paul Vincett of 'Stitches and Glue' created for the show. His amazing puppets will also be featured at in the show and he will be doing a live puppeteering demonstration in the gallery.
So long story short, this will be an amazing show. I will have 3 new sculptures. Come along and see some incredible creature sculptural work.

Hello Polly

I want to introduce you all to my new stockist 'Hello Polly'.
At the end of last year, Sarah the manager and curator of 7 years at The Red Door gallery packed up house and family and moved from Edinburgh to Melbourne to start up her new venture and have a well deserved change in the weather.
'Hello Polly' is an eclectic mix of art, design, crafts and everything in between. Sarah has always had a keen eye for picking out interesting and up coming artists and I trust that 'Hello Polly' is going to be a HUGE success. The online store will be be going live any day now, but until then you can take at look at the blog where you can get a little taste of what Hello Polly will have to offer.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

New Print 'Highland Games'

I have just finished a new print especially for this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Each A3 size poster/print is signed and offset printed onto 100% recycled paper 170gsm matt paper.
They are available now from The Red Door Gallery as well as my Etsy store here...and soon to be at Strychnin gallery for the local buyers ;)
Because this print is not and edition Giclee print, you will be able to pick them up for super cheap. About $28us or £20

Saturday, July 16, 2011

'Gentle Giants' opening night.

Here are a few pics of last nights opening of the Gentle Giants show. The opening was a huge success and 'Manbot' went to a new home with minutes of opening. You can see more pics on the Strychnin Blog here. Also check out the construction shots of Michael Salters amazing robot!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

'Manbot' comes to life

Here are some pics of the final 'Manbot' I have made for the up coming robot show 'Gentle Giants'.
He stands about 100cm high, has double jointed moving limbs and waist. Built in lights with a light up electro brain and a light up torso filled with floating body parts.
He's constructed out of a mix of gold and copper sheeting, wood, metals, resins...the list goes on....he's heavy.
The show starts next friday so come along and check him out in person. See you there.