Archive for the Art Category

Extra long evolution graffiti

Posted in Art, Illustration on January 28, 2010 by strikethreeuk

Check out this cool extra-long bit of graffiti. Click here as it’s not viable to put it on the main page.

Laziness/Watercolours

Posted in Art on August 31, 2009 by strikethreeuk

I know, I know, I’ve been so lazy recently . . damn me enjoying my summer outdoors ey? Anyway below you can see the piece that won The Royal Watercolour Society/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2009. It’s named ‘Monte Carlo’ by Jonathan Pike. im not usually too into fine art, but you can’t deny the skill of this painter. He picks up a nice £12000 wad for his handywork. You can see this and more at the competition exhibition at the a Bankside Gallery from the 9th September. Gonna have to get my brush out for next year I think! Read more here, and visit Jonathan’s blog here.

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Banksy V. Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol

Posted in Art on June 19, 2009 by strikethreeuk

For all you trendies . . . there’s a Banksy exhibition that’s causing quite a fuss at the Museum & Art Gallery in Bristol. I’m not usually too into Banksy, but some of this stuff looks rather interesting! If you’re in the Brighton area, check it out. Alternatively read about it and see flicks here and here.

Bert Monroy

Posted in Art on May 18, 2009 by strikethreeuk

‘I consider myself a Hyper-realist artist. I love to paint. I use the word paint for lack of a better word. My medium is actually light. I have a passion for making things happen on the screen. Finding a new way of doing something and finding a new room in my imagination is what I love about the work.’

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‘This is my latest and most ambitious digital painting of a Chicago scene unveiled at Photoshop World in Miami on March 22, 2006.
It is a panorama of the Damen Station on the Blue Line of the Chicago Transit Authority.
Adobe Illustrator was used for generating the majority of the basic shapes as well as all the buildings in the Chicago skyline.
The rest was created in Photoshop.
• The image size is 40 inches by 120 inches.
• The flattened file weighs in at 1.7 Gigabytes.
• It took eleven months (close to 2,000 hours) to create.
• The painting is comprised of close to fifty individual Photoshop files.
• Taking a cumulative total of all the files, the overall image contains over 15,000 layers.
• Over 500 alpha channels were used for various effects.
• Over 250,000 paths make up the multitude of shapes throughout the scene.’

(All text taken from http://www.bertmonroy.com)

Pots & Pans Skull

Posted in Art on April 20, 2009 by strikethreeuk

Pretty much does what it says on the tin. I like it. Courtesy of Subodh Gupta. Stolen from The Times.

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Street Art in Reykjavík.

Posted in Art, Illustration, Photography, Strike Three on April 12, 2009 by strikethreeuk

Some interesting things I saw last week whilst roaming the streets of Reykjavík . . . Some of the pictures aren’t done justice by the resolution, but hey; don’t hate the player, hate the game. If anyone wants any of the flicks in hi-res, feel free to mail me. Before you say anything, there was quite a lot of graffiti, but not much of it impressed me enough to stop. There was one huge spot near the seafront with a building totally covered up to about 40 foot in the air . . but i missed it! I’m sure it’s on the net somewhere.


Hey, look at that, I have a gallery function (looks a bit cack really though doesn’t it . . .?).

The etched photos in the third picture are by an Icelandic photographer named Johannes Kjartansson. Check out his site here. Those particular photos are under the section named ‘Sirkusar/Sirkus Years’. Lovely.

EDIT: A quick and friendly email reply from Mr. Kjartansson revealed that the photos on the wall were taken inside the popular Sirkus bar, which used to be inside the red house. Unfortunately, it was knocked down to build a shopping centre, which is now unlikely be built! Mystery solved.

Russian Cat Tattoos

Posted in Art, Uncategorized on March 20, 2009 by strikethreeuk

Does what it says on the tin really. Somehow I don’t think this would happen in the UK: 1. We’re not creative enough and 2. The sign-holders/chanters/Daily Mail would have a field day . . . Stolen from Viceland. Also, what kind of category does this go in? Answers on a postcard.

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