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The Hero’s Journey

Pink Bear is getting his own show. The Andipa Gallery in Knightsbridge - which is well known for it’s huge collection of Banksy’s - will be showing a curated collection of my paintings, prints and photography in July.

The exhibition is called “The Hero’s Journey”, and tells a fantastical story about the alter ego I’ve developed. 

The exhibition will showcase a new series of unique Pink Bear prints, evolved from the decadence paper works mentioned in my last post. My latest large paintings combine the wallpaper pattern with the Pink Bear, so it made sense to do something similar with prints.

The theme “The Hero’s Journey” is about self development; striving forward when faced with adversity. When things look their worst, we can choose to give up, or instead we can choose to remain positive and find the colourful happy path which also exists.

In one of the pieces I’m working on, the blue sky is replaced by a decaying painted surface which is crumbling before our eyes. The vivid patterned background radiates through the white paint, but is suppressed. Standing still at the end of a broken white road in an empty abstract landscape taking a moment to reflect on how far he has come is our hero The Pink Bear. Never giving up.

Read more on Andipa’s site

The next few weeks are going to be pretty busy and very exciting. The beginning of a new journey perhaps?

The original Decadence background forms the base layer for this unique print edition

The original Decadence background forms the base layer for this unique print edition

Here you can see the acetate postives resting on the background

Here you can see the acetate postives resting on the background

In this image you can see the decaying paint texture all set up to block in the sky with solid white

In this image you can see the decaying paint texture all set up to block in the sky with solid white

A yellow bear?

A yellow bear?

The base layer is complete. This white layer brings unity to the series.

The base layer is complete. This white layer brings unity to the series.

The whole edition racked up at Yeti Screen Print studios.

The whole edition racked up at Yeti Screen Print studios.

The Pink Bear is looking a little washed out in this image. I love teh stark contrast.

The Pink Bear is looking a little washed out in this image. I love teh stark contrast.

Bright PINK!

Bright PINK!

The final print. Please come along to the Andipa Gallery in July to see the full edition.

The final print. Please come along to the Andipa Gallery in July to see the full edition.