Monday, 29 November 2010

'Never Judge...?' Group Show At Stolenspace.

I'm really pleased to be part of this group show at Stolenspace gallery London. The brief was to create an original artwork to the traditional format and size of a Penguin book for a novel of my choice. I of course chose Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'. I did a neat little pencil drawing of a dinosaur made up of London's Natural History Museum.

lost world

Here's more info on the show, private view and the list of great artists involved -

StolenSpace private View Invitation - ‘Never Judge...?’
A Group Show In Association with Penguin Books - Thursday 2nd December, 6-9pm

Artists exhibiting
Alex Fakso, Alexander Korzer Robinson, Alexone, Alex Trochut, All City Media, Anders Nilsen, Andrew Council, Angela Lizon, Anthony Burril, Anthony Lister, Arth Daniels, Blek Le Rat, Brad Downey, Brian Cairns, Buff Monster, C215, Chris Stain, Chistopher Silas Neal, CUM, Cyclops, DEM, D*FACE, David Bray, David Gentleman, Dave Kinsey, David Walker, Dominique Holmes, Eelus, EINE, Elsa Mora, EMA, Evan Hecox, Faris Badwan, Filthy Luker, Gabriel Dubois, Gary Taxali, Gerald Laing, Graham Dolphin, gray318, Hanna Melin, Hellovon, Ian Stevenson, James Alexander Burbidge, Jaybo, Jeff Antebi, Jeff Fisher, Jim Houser, Jonathan Darby, Jon Burgerman, John Pound, John Slade, Julie Verhoeven, Hanna Melin, Kai & Sunny, Kate Gibb, Kathryn Macnaughton, Kid Acne, Kristian Hammerstad, KRSN, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Herald, Marta Cerda, Matt Eco, Matt Small, Methane Studios, Michael De Feo, Mike Stilkey, Mr Jago, Mysterious Al, Mudwig, Parra, Pete Fowler, Rico, Ripo, ROA, Ronzo, Roxanne Jackson, Rul/Vomitorium, Russell Maurice, Russ Mills, Ryan Bubnis, Sam Flores, SAN, Shepard Fairey, Sickboy, Skull Phone, Steff Plaetz, Sylvia Ji, Tara McPherson, The London Police, Tim Bessell, Tom J Newell, Toshikazu Nozaka, Tristan Eaton, Usugrow, Viktor Vauthier, Vinnie Nylon, Will Barras, WK Interact, Word To Mother, Zosen

The age old proverb is easier said than done, when choosing a read who can't be swayed by good cover art
the cover after all has the job of explaining thousands of words in an instant.
StolenSpace in association with Penguin Books plan to celebrate the art of the book cover
with a show entitled ' Never Judge?’
For this exhibition we will be filling the gallery with original book covers exclusively created for this show
by our favourite artists from around the world, there will also by gyclée prints available from some of the pieces
created. The show promises to be a visual feast working in conjunction with Penguin Books and their upcoming
Penguin Essentials project

For an advance preview of work available please contact Leon available at the gallery +44 207 247 2684 email:

never judge

Some Sketches For My Latest Paintings

Thought I would put these sketches up that I did for a few of the canvases I painted for the CHG show. They have something about them that I like.

battlebird sketch

carasaupholus sketch

carasaur sketch

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Parallel Evolutions


So, here are all the paintings that I did for my loft show that opened last week along with Melissa Formans 'Keepers Of Creation' show at Corey Helford Gallery LA. All photo's are by Dunstan Baker - Big thanks to him. Also thanks and big ups etc go out to - Jan, Richard Scarry, Iain Seller, James, Rich, Tessa, Chinals and all boys dept crew, Rowdy, Everly Dark, Emily and of course Liz and Felix!

All pieces are acrylic and spray paint on canvas. Sizes are under each pic. You can get a better look at the pieces over on my flickr.

LA Dinosaur - 90cm w x 60cm h

LA Heart - 50cm w x 60cm h

tank heart 2
Tank Heart 2 - 50cm w x 60cm h

Tank Sacred Heart - 50cm w x 60cm h

Tank Skull - 50cm w x 60cm h

Panther - 50cm w x 60cm h

Battle Bunny - 50cm w x 30cm h

Battle Bird - 50cm w x 30cm h

Carasaurolophus - 50cm w x 30cm h

Carasaurus - 50cm w x 30cm h

Monday, 8 November 2010

New Juxtapoz Interview.

artist at work

There's a new interview with me on Juxtapoz - check it out!

This photo of me beavering away on a canvas is by Mr.45RPM.

Loft Show At Corey Helford Gallery LA - November 13th.

tank heart 2

It's been a while since my last blog post as I have been busy preparing a new collection of paintings for my first show of significant size in the States! For further information please contact my friend and director of the gallery Richard Scarry at


Andy Council will debut ten new works for his first exhibition with Corey Helford Gallery, entitled "Parallel Evolutions". Based on his fascination with urban myths, beasts, dinosaurs and more, Council's vibrant and playful imagery will delightfully dominate the loft space. Council adds, "Mankind's creations often mirror those of natures. In my work manmade machines and cities are exaggerated and evolved further still into fantastical creatures and organic forms. This
latest body of work has natural forms made up of common place human creations of the modern world that are often destructive to ourselves and the planet."
Advance online previews are available upon request at
Best, Jan Corey Helford


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