Opening preview 15th January 2010, 6-10pm. Drinks provided Show runs until the 14th February.
Bristol’s most unique find since they dug up the ‘Bristol Dinosaur’ ANDY COUNCIL returns with his solo show at Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michel’s Hill, Bristol BS2 8DT.
Mega City Fauna combines the artist’s celebrated style with some new departures and will be unmissable for fans old and new. Expect to see some new takes on the Bristol cityscape from this internationally acclaimed artist and illustrator. Andy brings us his beasts on a large and small scale and the result is a menagerie of the Bristol creatures rendered in a collectable and affordable way. Original artwork from as low as £30!
Weapon of Choice Gallery, 14 St Michael's Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT
Issue 2 of Weapon Of Choice Magazine which features, amongst other things, the recent collab I did with China Mike on the cover and an interview with me! Well worth getting your hands on if you can - it is free afterall. You can also download it here.
Ho Ho Ho and Merry Xmas! I have found a bit of time between doing bits of art and eating Quality Street to add a few bits to this here blog. There are quite a few bits and bobs that I have forgotten to put up before, so will put them up now.....
First up is this rather odd illustration I did for the Royal Mail magazine, Contact. It's about the brand King Of Shaves, thus there is a playing card king having a shave...
Next up is this illustration I did for the Italian version of Wired magazine. It is for a feature on the weird festivals where certain days are celebrated such as Star Wars day, Talk like a pirate day and Groundhog day...
And finally, here's a photo from the Secret Wars event I painted at recently in Bristol. Bristol won with my monster taking down Lorenzo’s St Stephen’s Tower, whilst the London lot took the piss out of Bristol as a place obsessed with Banksy and taking photos of graf....
I use my drawing skills and love of detail to create bizarrely
intricate collections of creatures; from rabbits made of tanks to
dinosaurs mobilized by ‘lots of stuff’. I was trained in the
traditional techniques of animation and drawing, becoming influenced
by Miyazaki and Geoff Darrow amongst others. I use a combination of
graphics, line drawing, ink and paint pen to create my beasts and I am
now assaulting windows and walls with my unique menagerie.