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  • Abditory @ Bo.Lee Gallery

    Abditory @ Bo.Lee Gallery

  • First Book

    First Book

  • Simmons&Simmons my favourite wall

    Simmons&Simmons my favourite wall

  • TNOAC @The Royal College of Art

    TNOAC @The Royal College of Art

  • TNOAC @ Royal College of Art

    TNOAC @ Royal College of Art

  • W.Gordon Smith Award

    W.Gordon Smith Award

  • Progress of Ra and Bo. Lee at London Art Fair

    Progress of Ra and Bo. Lee at London Art Fair

  • The White Horse @ James Freeman Gallery

    The White Horse @ James Freeman Gallery

February catch up…

After a busy start to 2015, getting ready for the solo show with James Freeman Gallery, the idea was to take it a bit easier for the rest of the year, experimenting with some new ideas and larger paintings like Ra and The White Horse. It’s fair…

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Royal Academy Summer Show 2015

It has been great to be included in the Summer Show for a second year in a row. This year under the stewardship of Michael Craig Martin the show has taken a colourful turn, really enjoyed looking around the show on varnishing day and was…

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You were shit in the 80s

You Were Shit in the 80s James Freeman Gallery 354 Upper Street Islington London N1 0PD  6 – 28 March 2015   On occasions, artists are just like other people: they have their disagreements. Sometimes it’s professional, often it’s not, but it always makes for a…

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  • The names in lights

    The names in lights

  • a close up of the names in lights

    a close up of the names in lights

  • Endangered Species by Andy Warhol

    Endangered Species by Andy Warhol

  • Mixed Emotions by Tony Cragg

    Mixed Emotions by Tony Cragg

  • made from straws, took a while to work it out

    made from straws, took a while to work it out

  • Troika

    Troika

  • Protectors of the Forrest by Mat Kemp & Congress by Stephanie Quayle

    Protectors of the Forrest by Mat Kemp & Congress by Stephanie Quayle

  • Penguins by Laura Ford in the distance

    Penguins by Laura Ford in the distance

  • Snake by Carsten Holler

    Snake by Carsten Holler

  • Living Skin by Ackroyd & Harvey, Penguins by Laura Ford and Walrus by George Condo

    Living Skin by Ackroyd & Harvey, Penguins by Laura Ford and Walrus by George Condo

  • Play Dead; Real Time by Douglas Gordon

    Play Dead; Real Time by Douglas Gordon

  • The Garden of Earthly Delights

    The Garden of Earthly Delights

  • and again

    and again

  • and once more

    and once more

Here Today…

In late 2013 I put a painting of Jeff Koons and Picasso’s Guernica inside an abandoned sorting factory, on the wall, at the end of a corridor, at our open studios. It was a lucky piece of curating as it came to the attention of…

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  • The entrance at Somerset house, Gavin Turk door

    The entrance at Somerset house, Gavin Turk door

  • Look grumpy pre prize announcements, just very nervous

    Look grumpy pre prize announcements, just very nervous

  • My buddy Vaughn Horsman also on display with his big circle

    My buddy Vaughn Horsman also on display with his big circle

  • Neil Lawson Baker, Rob Devey and me

    Neil Lawson Baker, Rob Devey and me

  • Antony Gormley and me

    Antony Gormley and me

  • Antony Gormley, Neil Lawson Baker and me

    Antony Gormley, Neil Lawson Baker and me

The National Open Art Competition

On a sunny evening towards the end of  September I was lucky enough to be awarded the main prize at The National Open Art Competition, The Towry award for best in show. Here are some photos from the evening. I still haven’t really worked it…

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  • One of the featured posters.

    One of the featured posters.

  • My poster in situ

    My poster in situ

  • Outside the Walker Gallery, pre ceremony

    Outside the Walker Gallery, pre ceremony

  • On the wall

    On the wall

  • People looking at paintings

    People looking at paintings

John Moores Prize 2014

The John Moores Prize and my experience   Early 2013: Around my studios people were starting to talk. A buzz was beginning to be heard and a few artists admitted to their aspirations for entry to the prize.July 2013 Jury Announced: Zheng Fanzhi, Chantal Joffe, Tim…

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James Freeman Gallery

I joined an art website a year or two ago, called “The Art Circus” from which I was invited to take part in a group show with The James Freeman gallery, curated by The Art Circus. It turned out to be a great move joining…

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2014

Very exciting to have made it through the 12000 entries to the show. At this point I think I will make this my annual challenge. Get through the RA’s! This year my painting “The Tower of Babel” made it! Here’s the evidence

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John Moores Prize 2014

John Moores Prize 2014

I’m delighted to announce i’ll be showing my painting Sorting Station at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool, with the very behemoth of painting contests.  The John Moores Prize. Really looking forward to going on a trip for the Pivate View on the 4th of July, also…

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Lynn Painter-Stainers

Lynn Painter-Stainers

I’m delighted to have made it through to the final show of the Lynn Painter-Stainers prize at the Mall Galleries from the 18th to 22nd of March. The show catalogue is now online at the Lynn Painter-Stainers website. I’m number 53 of 85 amongst some really…

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