Thursday, October 18, 2012

White Cloud Worlds II

I'm Honored to be involved in the follow up to the award winning publication White Cloud Worlds.
'White Cloud Worlds II' features 41 New Zealand artists and is a showcase for science fiction and fantasy art in New Zealand.
The book was edited and directed by Paul Tobin who works as a senior concept designer at Weta Workshop, and the will be distributed through Harper Collins.
It will be available through all good books stores from Novmeber 2nd.
If you are in New Zealand, there will be be a book signing at the Weta Cave on November 3rd and at Whitcoulls Lambton Quay on November 24th.
Get in quick... I've seen previews of the book and it looks stunning!!!

Bewitching II at Stranger Factory Gallery

I currently have a new piece as part of the Bewitching II show at the Stranger Factory gallery.
This is their annual group show and is packed with great art and artists including Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Amanda Louise Spayd, Travis Louie and Gris Grimly to name just a few.
The piece is titled 'The Masquerade' and stands around 60cm tall. It contains 8 hand sculpted and painted characters which come cased in a customised vintage clock body with an internal light.
Availability and pricing can be found here on the online presale.

Comic Con New York

I've just returned from the NewYork Comic Con which was an incredibly mind-blowing experience with 116,000 people attending and the worlds best comic, toy and movie companies all packed into the NY Javits convention centre.
I was showing my work in the Strychnin Gallery booth alongside Skeleton Heart, Cliff Wallace, Mimi S, The New English and Daniel Van Nes. Our booth recieved great feedback, and people were excited to see original art work and something a little different from the conventional comics and products.

Below are some pics of a piece which I made exclusively for the CCNY. This piece came in a custom-made display box and the character came with interchangeable arms and head to convert him into a zombie. I'm happy to say that this piece has gone to a good home to a collector in NY.

I also designed this poster for the NYCC. I still have a few left and will be uploading them onto my Etsy store in the next week. The poster is based on the DC comic's Justice League but in Colonial American times ;)

Also here are a few pics to give you an idea of the Strychnin Booth as well as the over all Comic Con. For more pics you can check out my facebook here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Prints!! The Triptic Series

I have 3 new prints available. Titled The Triptic Series. Each Giclee print is from an edition of 30 and is printed onto Harman archival fine art paper then hand debossed and signed. They measure 40x40cm including the white boarder. As of next week these will be available from Strychnin Gallery (EU & World), The Red Door Gallery (UK & EU), Eyeball Kicks Gallery (Australasia).

Monday, July 2, 2012

NZ School Journal

Earlier this year I did the illustrations for a story in one of the NZ school journals. These are the books that all the kids have to read at school as part of their curriculum.
The story basically goes like this...... The kids parents go away for the weekend, the creepy old lady neighbor comes to babysit, she makes a massive feed for herself then turns into a cocoon, then the kids kill her with bug spray.
I'm still unsure about the educational message in this story, but nice to see the times are changing as the stories and pictures were ALOT different when I was kid ;)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

'Non Toxic Revolution' launch in Berlin

Next Month is the launch of NTR - Non Toxic Revolution in Berlin. NTR are a global charity organisation who's mission is to inform, educate and inspire young people to revolt against the dangers of toxic chemicals in their environment and food supply.
The launch will start with over 10,000 posters being guerrilla posted all over Berlin and will follow with a week of school visits and seminars spreading the word and educating Berlin youth.
On July 5th will be the NTR / Shepard Fairey gallery show at Strychnin Gallery. For the show 6 Berlin artists including myself were asked to create a Shepard inspired limited edition silk screen for one of the NTR slogans. These will be for sale at the opening along side Shepard Fairey's silk screens and Patrick O'dell's photography. For more info on The Non Toxic Revolution check out their site here, and you can follow the action on the Strychnin blog here.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Emporium Opening

Last Friday was the opening of the Emporium show. Thanks to all who came out and supported the show. I was pretty pleased at how my pieces looked all set up as it was the first time I got to see it in it's entirety. I think the shelf was actually my favorite thing I made ;)

The show will run for another 3 weeks so if you're around Berlin..I think it's well worth popping in for a look. Here are a few pics of the space. There's more pic of the opening over on my Facebook

Anyway, moving on and straight back into work. I'll be releasing 3 new limited Edition giclee prints at the beginning of July. The sculpture work has been taking up a lot of my time so it's been really nice to get drawing again. I'll post a preview soon ;)

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Emporium Collection

Finally finished up my latest collection of work for 'The Emporium' show at Strychnin Gallery in Berlin. The show opens on Friday June 8th and i'll be showing along side the amazing 'Skeleton Heart' and 'Doktor A'.
All my pieces are one off hand sculpted and painted and come cased in 17cm acrylic domes. They also come with a certificate of authenticity as seen in the pic below.
The presale should be going online on the Strychnin Website here at mid day on Wednesday the June 6th.
If you want to see the full collection in detail, then head over to my facebook. Otherwise, it would be great to see you all at the show next Friday!!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Win a Seymour Prize!

Strychnin Gallery has organised a little raffle for the upcoming show 'The Emporium' The 3 artists (including myself) have each donated a little sumthin sumthin. If you're keen to enter, just fill in your details on the raffle and send it via post to Strychnin Gallery 36, 10245, Berlin, or you can just email your details to Or even better, come to the show on the 8th of June and enter the draw yourself ;)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Knacker Magazine

You might have seen around town this great free Berlin zine called 'Knacker'. It's created by the Italian designer and gallery owner Luisa Catucci. The little mag covers the vast art scene that Berlin has to offer, from visual arts to fashion and performance. And....... it even folds out to be an A2 poster.....and again it's free!
The latest issue features myself, so go get one ;) Oh it can be found in shops galleries venues all over Berlin. Keep your eye out.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Interview in 'Superior Magazine'

The good folk at Superior Magazine have just published a feature on my print work as well as in interview for their latest issue. This is a super nice online and print mag featuring art, fashion, design, architecture and photography. Click here to check out the Magazine, and you can find me at around page 119.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Emporium preview

Only one month to go until the opening of 'The Emporium' show at Strychnin Gallery with myself, Doktor A and Skeleton Heart. Here a preview of a few of the half finished pieces. More to come soon.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sculpting completed

I've Finally finished sculpting and priming all the character for my June show at Strychnin with Doktor A and Skeleton heart. I will have 25 different domed characters plus a few other pieces yet to be finalised.
Now the painting begins on these guys.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Herzensbrecher show pics

Here are a few pics of Herzensbrecher show at Strychnin Gallery. The show looks amazing and it was an honour having a piece included.
The show consisted of about 60 international artists. We were all given a blank ceramic heart made 'The New English' to customise.
The show runs for the next 3 weeks, so if your in Berlin go in and take a look.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Ha, found an old sketch book. When I first started doing my prints, I use to draw all the parts separately then make the composition on the computer by layering them up. So I have books full of these little drawings.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Work in Progress

A few more sculpts underway for my June show. About another 20 to go.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

'Modulor' Berlin Art supplies.

I'm pretty spoilt for choice in Berlin when it comes to art supply stores. There's a bit of everything for everyone. My supplies were always kind of hard to find and I mostly had to source them on the net....until I came across Modulor. Seriously this place is the mecca of stationary porn. Set out over four floors, you find yourself staring at shelves full of goodness for hours then coming away with nothing you actually went in for. Instead I come away with a load of stuff like below that I convince myself I can use in a future project;)
They also have an online store so all you folk from out of town can get the goods as well.

Making of: 'Herzensbreacher' heart

A little bit back to front, but here are a couple of work-in-progress shots of my heart for the Herzensbreacher show. I found this great clip once on youtube of how to make miniature trees for hobby train sets. Same technique used here. Spray glue, cotton wool, then sprinkle a bunch of crap on it. Gets pretty messy but fun.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Herzensbreacher show

Here's the poster for the 'Ein Herz für Kinder' charity show I was talking about the other day.
Pretty happy to be showing along side some of my favourite artists ;) If your're in Berlin on the 16th of March, drop in for a look!