I’m feeling goooooood right now because three of my original things (plus an alternate version of the collage above, called ‘always on my mind #3‘) are now available at Brickwork Gallery, London
Brickwork are also selling work by Andy Warhol and Peter Blake and they’re putting together pop-up shows in London and the South of France this summer so if you live round those parts let me know and I’ll let you know exactly where once I know, yepyep? !!
so i have a new ‘special deal’ for you, the fine people of planet earth / the internet
basically, for a MERE £45 (66USD), you will receive
~ one ORIGINAL mini-collage (A5 size). you can choose the subject / content of this collage!
~ one signed HQ print (on Somerset enhanced velvet paper) of your choice from the ‘top 20’ of my collages (the ones that have gotten the best response across WP / facebook / tumblr / twitter ~ pls see links below…)
~ one signed copy of my poetry pamphlet, Edibles, recently described by Todd Swift as ‘an innovatively witty piss-take of modern culture’
~ one ‘mystery gift’, this could be a hand-drawn cartoon / a postcard / a completely random object from my home 😉
if ur interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (secure payment can also be made to this address via PayPal)
here are the ‘top 20’ collages from 2 years of hello, figg-ing ~
here are some NICE things for you this tuesday on the internet
the collage above is called ‘would you like to swing on a star’
and the one below is ‘cow-grid catastophe’ …
the artist’s name is Sun Ira / Ira Carter and here’s what he has to say ~ ~ ~
Artistic history starts when I was a wee chile and encouraged by my parents. Went off to art school while dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. Became a graphic artist working in the SF Bay area. Got in on the ground floor of the Mac revolution in 1984 and taught myself how to make it do what I wanted. My art practice is informed by Dada and the desire to make confrontational but humorous art that tells truth to power in a world full of consumption, exploitation, and militarism. My hope is that a sense of play and holy foolishness comes across.
new images for your eyeballs / brains this week come from Indiana-based vintage-collage-machine, Scott Hatt!
instead of a bio, Scott sent me this amazing / mad / esoteric poem-commentary on his collages ~
Southern States: Bang, and the Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century
Norfolk warned me not to draw
while wearing air corps style glasses
Small targeted machine of dubious origin
the building of your America
Coffee and an orb: served,
Thai monuments in German photos.
Gertrude Jekyll’s Preface was of some help
Radio’s Proportions – divine
19th Century figures cavort and Chilly waves
Fifty Yen, Rouen, and Ramsgate.
Fifteen degrees west of Greenwich:
Crystals and Orphans.
HELLO! new work this week [week 5 of ‘Fresh Figs‘] comes from Danai Gkoni 😀 the collage above is called ‘Touristic Season’ and the one below is ‘Storm is Coming’… here’s Danai’s bio ~ ~ ~
Τhe cities I lived in are constant inspirations as spatial and social conditions ~ those images are dystopic and entertaining at the same time. Coming from the field of architecture I’m deeply interested in the dynamics of space and the built environment, the urban lifestyle and its aesthetics, the pleasure of urbanity as a space of togetherness and isolation at the same time- those are the concepts I try to explore as a digital artist.
Danai Gkoni is an architect and digital artist. She has lived, studied and worked in Greece and the Netherlands. During her studies, she developed a keen interest on the contemporary urban condition. With architectural collage as a starting point, since 2013 she is exploring a particular style of digital illustration- narrating surreal and sometimes dystopic urban stories.