dinsdag 31 maart 2009

Group show Opening this weekend on London.


We are very pleased to announce our upcoming show ‘2000AD – An affordable art show’

Unlike our usual shows, this show will open over the weekend of 4th & 5th of April - 11am to 5pm.

This is very much a family friendly show, so please feel free to bring the kids along. They wont be any alcohol I’m afraid, but there will be soft drinks and maybe even some food.

There will be new unique works by Hush, Zeus, Copyright, BEST | EVER, Klone, Ian Strawn, Holly Thoburn and many others.

The show will feature both originals artworks and prints, with the new Zeus print available to pre-order too.

ALL works are £2000 or less.

There is no need to RSVP to this show...just feel free to pop along and enjoy the work on show.

Hope to see you all there.


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maandag 23 maart 2009


Art through inspiration - original or fakery? Opening 5 April 2009

Amsterdam, 5 March 2009

The American Book Center (ABC) presents with the exhibition BRON (SOURCE), which poses the question of what is and isn’t art. Four artists will present their work: Repromasters®, Harald Seiwert, Tia Ryan and Laser 3.14. The opening vindt plaats op 5 April van 4PM – 6PM in the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam.

Exhibition Background
The question of what is and isn’t art has been argued in universities and cafes for hundreds of years. As far back as the classical age of Greece, one playwright would judge another’s work mere propaganda, while offering his own up as a fine example of artistic expression. Today, the boundaries are even less clear, with advances in technology creating new areas for expression and argument. Can the copy of an original be considered art in its own right? Is the person using technology in the creation of that copy an artist or an artisan? How much inspiration may an artist take from an original, and still call his/her own work an original? Is graffiti an art-form or only vandalism?

Participating Artists

It took Repromasters years of research into photography, software training, color corrections, and the testing of different types of painter’s linen to make official (Van Gogh Museum) approved replicas of Van Gogh's paintings. Museums all over the world trust Repromasters’ professional skills. Repromasters brings the work of the master’s hand into the replica. His melancholy, his passion, even his fury. The replica becomes the art itself and is very affordable for collection.
Become friends with Van Gogh and become the owner of a life size replica of a Van Gogh painting by Repromasters. Some of the works featured in Bron will be Sunflowers, Irises, Almond Blossom and the The Bedroom.
Harald Seiwert
The "Inspired" series from Harald Seiwert confronts the visitor with new interpretations of classic and iconic images. Often using male models to recreate female icons, his work is confrontational, and asks us to rethink our traditional way of looking at these works. www.seiwert.nl

Tia Ryan
Ryan's photographic portraiture seeks to bridge the gap between familiar iconography and the social reality of living in a multi-ethnic culture. By appropriating obvious poses/pictures, Ryan has seeks not only to make such ambiguity essential and relevant to herself, but also essential to the conversation of sexuality and power in contemporary art.

Laser 3.14
Nowhere is the argument about what is and isn’t art hotter than on the streets of our cities. Indeed the old-school and new-school graffiti artists are themselves working to redefine their art, not waiting for society’s judgement. On the leading edge of this debate, the reclusive Laser 3.14 juxtaposes his poetic musings against the backdrop of the least beautiful aspects of our cities: building sites, rubbish bins and temporary offices. His work demands that we rethink our preconceived notions about graffiti – or ‘Street Art’, as work such as Laser’s has come to be called – and reconsider its place on our buildings and in our galleries. www.laser314.com

The ABC Treehouse is the cultural center of The American Book Center, one of the largest sources of American and English books in Europe. The ABC Treehouse presents artistic, literary, and political projects which nurture dialogue and cooperation within the Dutch and multicultural community. www.treehouse.abc.nl

Opening: 5 5pril, 4PM
The exhibition continues through 31 May 2009
Opening times: 1PM-6PM, Thursday - Sunday

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zondag 22 maart 2009

THE BLEEDING GUN (The things accumulated in the night)

Her womb’s like a bleeding gun
She runs by night
Changes by night
Knows the power of the night

All these men
Gazing eyes
Gaping eyes
Money in the pocket
She can’t be denied

Time can surely reshape the form of ones dreams
Time’s unstoppable
You can push and push
but it will move on and on

Dirty linens
Lit cigarettes
Cheap words
Cheap wine
It once felt so very wrong
Those days are long gone

The power of the will to survive
The power of perseverance
The power of endurance
Sometimes we feel so alone
Just one breath and you’re gone


Abandon ship!
Abandon ship!
The rich and prosperous first
Run, run, run disregard you metal hip
No lifeboats for the meek and lucid
No swimming vests for the dissidents
The selfish pushes a child to the side
She’s left behind with the rats
and the clutter
The metal titan
the floating behemoth does the belly flip
Abandon ship!
Abandon ship!


Patterns shift
Fix me
We bloom
Fix me up
Sort me out
Embrace our fatality
Render equality
We breathe
That’s it

zaterdag 14 maart 2009


I never asked for much
For I never received much any way
It feels weird
It feels like you have to ask permission
to feel good about yourself

I eat myself
Swallow myself
I’m helping the cannibals devour me

Rejection here
Rejection there
Rejection’s the pinnacle
No’s always looming

Growing up smiling less and less
Adolescent euphoria
Conquered by disappointment
and desperateness

Rejected by her
Rejected by them
Rejections from opened letters
Rejected again and again
All hope turned to tatters

donderdag 12 maart 2009


So the darkness has entered our kitchen
The Trojan horse finally comes out to play
For years and years it cultivated
while the left wing politically correct fascists
looked the other way

Doctrines to make warped souls
more warped en bend
Ikea almost went

Where is the remote control?
Let watch another episode of “The Bold”
Let’s walk in pace
and do what you’re told

There’s no peace in this
There’s no PEACE in this
This is a dark dominion
This is how Hades sings his songs

You will receive that which you tolerate
To tolerate the intolerable
will be the high cost if living
You will understand where it all went wrong
Only when a scorned Earth
and all is gone

zondag 1 maart 2009


Please stay
Please stay
Don’t fade away
Don’t burn the curve at the cost of me

Four walls and a roof
I would settle for just a hint of you
And when everything’s crumbled into dust
Particles can be found dancing in your heart

Open your eyes
I’m here to savour you
To fight the dark sky
Until it turns blue