Friday, 30 September 2011

Keepin Up With... Dave The Chimp






Hi

--- NEW SCREEN PRINT ---I'm happy to announce my new screen print release"There's A Party On MC Escher's Grave Tonight"This re-working (blatant rip-off!) of a classic wood block print bythe master of optical illusion, MC Esher, is my dedication toskateboarding, and is full of references to classic skateboardgraphics and movies, and is also littered with graffiti from Berlinand Hamburg crews and writers. An instant classic if I do say somyself!The artwork was hand-drawn with brush and dip pen, no computersinvolved, and printed by Bera at La Raclet (so you know the quality istop-notch!)Two colours, black and a pale turquoise grey, on 300 gram paper. 50cms x 50 cms. Limited to just 25 pieces.120 euros, plus shipping.


--- NEW EXHIBITION ---My latest solo show "The Search Continues" is now open at ViciousGallery in the freak-infested neighbourhood of St. Pauli, Hamburg.Featuring further experiments with my "one line" work, and morecomplex drawings and paintings mixing skatepark architecture withgraffiti, characters, and yes - more skateboarding!I'm very happy with how the show turned out, check it out if you're inthe area.Vicious Gallery, Kleine Freiheit 46, St. Pauli, Hamburg--- OLD SHOW ---There's still three weeks left to check out the group show "DO   NOTTHINK" at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, the result of thesix-month BISAR artist residency program.I'm showing a collection of black and white ink drawings, re-shapedskateboards, a wall collage, and an 8 ton skateable sculpture titled"Papa und Ich".Legendary skateboarder Natas Kaupas was so impressed by the BISARproject he flew over from California to see the show and skate thesculpture with us (and watch East Eric get tattooed with one of my"one line" drawings in Pete's kitchen!) Life is crazy!Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin. Daily12 til 19hr, until October 23rdThe sculpture "Papa und Ich" will stay until the end of October(Halloween Skate Jam 31st October!) and then will be demolished(unless local residents get their way and the council allow it to remain...) so go skate it while you can!!!


--- NEW/OLD SHOW ---Stop press! I just found out that "DO   NOT THINK" will be moving toWroklaw, Poland, in December, then touring through Europe in 2012!More news when I have it...


And with that I wish you all a great weekend. 
Go skateboarding!
Greetings from Berlin


Dave


davethechimp@gmail.com







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