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YANKIN' CHAINS x HIGH VIS BIRMINGHAM

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YANKIN' CHAINS
Painted over 2 days in sunny Digbeth, Birmingham. Alongside my mighty Sprite.

Painted as part of the High Vis Festival at “The Custard Factory” in Digbeth in September alongside some other fantastic artists including Paul Monsters and Philth

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We chose to make ABC Warriors Mongrol the robot from 2000AD the main feature of the wall to celebrate “Day of Dredd” and after finding out legendary artist Phil Winslade from 2000AD, DC Comic would be there at the event.


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We bring you High-Vis Festival! Its a celebration of all things Street Culture, from street art to street food, graffiti to graphic novels, skateboarding to breakdancing and much more. On Saturday the 8th of sept 2018 in and around The Custard Factory in Digbeth, Birmingham UK over 200 artists, dancers and musicians will be showing off their skills, all for free. If you get bored with watching giant pieces of art coming to life in front of your very eyes by 80+ Aerosol artists, then check out a full-on breakdancing battle brought to you by the world famous Break Mission, a Sneakers and Street apparel market delivered by SneakerHawks, live music by the leading local talent with the help of music uni BIMM, and top draw street food from Digbeth Dining Club on Lower Trinity Street.
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SNUB23 CRUSHED THE JUNK YARD JAM 2019

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WE SMASHED IT, QUITE LITERALLY, AT URBAN ARTISTRY’S JUNK YARD JAM IN CREWE.

We were in our element on the Junk Yard. Surrounded by filth, rust and smashed up electronics and cars. The junk yard felt like a dystopian cyber wasteland which fitted our style perfectly, we had to take advantage and paint as many beautifully gnarly surfaces as we could.

We woke up bright and early on the day of the jam as we were eager to get started. The first thing we painted was a 6 wheel fibreglass Mini Bus. We started by throwing buckets water over the Van and painting it as the water dripped off to give  a distressed background. On top of this we painted a SNUB Robot and Orange Isometric Cubes.

Next we painted an old metal drum which was inside one of the Junk Yard Jam warehouses. The drum was covered in rust, peeling paint at massive dents. Everyone was confused as to why we wanted to paint something so awkward and messed up, but to us it was perfect.

We painted the drum with SNUB23’s Iconic Robot and Red Isometric cubes. Then to make the whole piece feel like it had always been painted like that we took a scouring pad to the whole thing and scratched off the paint to reveal the beautiful rusty textures underneath.

Our final piece at Urban Artistry’s Junk Yard Jam excluding a few cheeky ISO’s hidden in places was a giant metal box. We have no idea what this was originally but it had the perfect rust surface which we utilised to our advantage and only painted the outline of the SNUB Robot so it looked like the rusty metal was the surface of the robot.

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OH WE FORGOT TO MENTION ONE THING…

ONCE WE HAD FINISHED PAINTING THEM… THEY CRUSHED THEM!

We cannot thank the Junk Yard Jam Guys enough for their incredible hospitality and general greatness. We had the best time.

We also have to thank Graff City and Kobra Paint as always for supplying us with paint.

Other great artist who painted alongside us who you should also check out are:

KORP

HAMMO

Peter Sheridan

Jay Sharples

This Ones Art

To find out more about the Junk Yard Jam and Urban Artistry you can find everything here:

Junk Yard Jam Instagram

Urban Artistry Website

The Incredible Junk Yard Man Himself

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YARDWORKS 2019 MURAL GLASGOW

YARDWORKS GLASGOW 2019

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YARDWORKS GLASGOW 2019

In May we spent 3 days painting at Scotland’s only street art graffiti festival YARDWORKS in Glasgow alongside 120 other artists. 11,000 members of the public visited SWG3 where the event was held over the weekend and just like every year the sun was shining.

It was great fun painting this mural. Especially the roughed up “rust” background technique, which contrasts the sharp lines of the sketch and the crispness of our isometric cube designs.

Since “Yardworks” first started back in 2017 we haven’t missed an event!

Thank you to all the wonderful people who came to visit us and came to say hello throughout the event and a huge thank you to Gaz Mac,  Marriene Vosloo and all the other organisers who make Yardworks so fantastic.
The finished mural can be found at the entrance to the SWG3 building on Eastvale Place.
Spray paint supplied by Kobra Paint.

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SNUB23 AT ADEV MARCH AMSTERDAM 2018

We we’re lucky enough to take part in this years ADEV parade (info below)

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We we’re lucky enough to take part in this years ADEV parade (info below)
Representing Friekens Brouwerij we painted a wall on a mobile platform, towed by an airport luggage truck through the city. It was a surreal experience, music booming, smoke bombs, beer and bumps. Finished by the time we all pulled up to party and drink a keg or two. We even painted a tiny car and a collab with Dive Jedi.
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Photos by Dive Jedi
Support ADM

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About ADEV
Just like last year we’ll dance for the future of Amsterdam’s underground in a parade right through the city centre. We claim our free space in a week where the global dance industry exploits most indoor venues in Amsterdam. Join us in reclaiming the streets and dance to the mobile sounds systems from the Amsterdam underground: Villa Friekens, Schijnheilig, De Valreep, Nimatek, ADM, Dutch Acid Family, Betoeterd, Bajes Dorp and Kalash & Nikov.

The Dutch dance scene was born in the underground. In spaces that were free of commerce and permit culture. Where people could experiment without the need to make a profit. Where volunteers and amateurs could make a new scene flourish.

This fertile underground is under serious threat. Two squats have been evicted last year and existing ones are facing intimidation by the authorities. Meanwhile, Amsterdam faces the largest percentage of unoccupied office space in Europe. 

The time has come for the underground to reclaim its fertile free space. For new subcultures to be born. We want to offer Amsterdam an alternative for the commercial clubs and regulated spaces. 

‘Our dance parade is a non-commercial statement during ADE. It’s a free and fun alternative where we dance for a good cause. For reconnecting the underground locations and organizations. For inspiring the people to get self-organizing, stop consuming and start creating.’

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ONE DAY, ONE WALL 2017

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ONE DAY,
ONE WALL
BTN>LDN
LDN>BTN

First flight out, last one home. Completed in one day.
Parallax wall. Painted at ADM squat, Amsterdam. To celebrate it’s 20 years strong and to say goodbye as they are being evicted next year

ONE DAY, ONE WALL
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Shot at ADM, Amsterdam
First flight out, last flight home.
Filmed and edit by ALEON
Powered by Kobra Paint ITA
Music by DJ FOOD

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SNUB23 : JET LAG SOLO SHOW 2017

SNUB23 : JET LAG
Solo show, London
8th until 24th September 2017
@benoakleygallery
PRIVATE VIEW contact the gallery.

  • Opening times –
    Thursday to Sunday, 11am – 6pm

  • Monday – Wednesday
    by appointment

  • 9 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich Market
    London, SE10 9JAA

  • two-minute walk from Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich DLR Station
    Tel: +44 (0)7976 692 751
    Email: info@benoakleygallery.com

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SNUB23 SOLO SHOW – POLYHEDRON

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A solo show from SNUB23.
POLYHEDRON: One solid – Many facets.
Show runs from April 2nd to April 30th
PLAY DEAD STUDIO,
131 Highland Road, Southsea,
Portsmouth PO4 9EY

Map here
Private view: April 1st from 7pm

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Last night POLYHEDRON opened at the Play Dead studios.
Thanks to all that came from far and wide.
You can see all the work here (with a few exeptions)
Contact Play dead for prices via facebook or phone:
www.facebook.com/playdeadstudio
+
44 7949 797575

DOWNLOAD THE POLYHEDRON CATALOGUE HERE

Snub23 Polyhedron

I answered a few questions before the show opened for VERY NEARLY ALMOST. See it here and below

With his first big event of the year, cyborg heavy-hitter Snub is treating us to POLYHEDRON, an all-new solo show in Southsea, Portsmouth, between the 2nd and the 30th of April. One of the key themes in the exhibition is to capture demonstrate the scope of the Brighton-based graphic artist, as mentioned when we caught up with him for a quick interview about the new show.

“The name of the show ‘Polyhedron’ means ‘one solid, many facets’, this also fits my artwork. Anyone who follows my work knows I don’t stick to one technique. I sketch, stencil, brush, sticker, paste, craft and paint.” He explained, before warning that this new body of work may not be exactly what his fans normally see. “I guess I’m known for ‘mongrel’ the robot inspired by my childhood comic book hero’s the ABC warriors, he appears in this show but isn’t the main feature.”

The show is held at Play Dead Studios, an uncommon merger between tattoo studio and creative exhibition space. Making the most of the unique venue Snub has created a custom set of 10 tattoo flashes to run alongside the exhibition, each to be inked only once by the artists at Play Dead. “The crossover is perfect for my work.” Snub began, “we already have bookings and think some may even be inked by the time the show opens on Friday. I plan to then frame some of the designs.”

“The shift between me painting a fictional character and it becoming something more solid and real happened couple of years ago. I started to introduce a skull into my robot sketches which led to more realistic looking creatures and people. The difference between human and robot in my sketches blurred and they became one.” This metamorphosis between robotic and biological is demonstrated best in HYBRID, Snub’s self-proclaimed favourite piece from the show, “A brushed acrylic piece. It’s either a human being revealed as a robot or the other way round and it’s about not knowing.”

The most iconic pieces from the show are undoubtedly his formidable garrison of overhead masks in all their mechanised glory. “The masks developed from conversations with good friends and a model maker, it started with a full skull and developed into the masks. Firstly a cardboard prototype which is layered with resin, sculpted and sanded. Then that’s the master for making a cast. This is then used to produce more but these are reinforced with fibreglass.” However he was unwilling to take all of the credit for the pieces, stating, “I’m really happy how they turned out but I can’t claim all the credit in their realisation, without Ed Nottingham they wouldn’t have gotten this far. We have other plans for the future and with these new customs even more ideas have sprung up.”

Especially created for the solo show, Snub has released five blank masks to a group of hand selected artists to bring their signature styles to each cyborg head, although through the variety of artists involved some unexpected results arose. “My Dog Sighs has given his an aged metal effect and realistic eyes, which freaked me out the first time I saw it. Also Aremsee is an artist currently working on the Star Wars movies and has blasted one side of a mask painted with actual stormtrooper paint. Nerd alert! I’ve yet to see Fark’s and Betso’s but I know they’ll be killer.”

The show’s opening night is tonight from 7pm and it runs right up until the end of the month so if you are in the south of the country at any point over April it is definitely worth a look. As well as picking up your one-off Snub inking, a limited run t shirts has also been created to commemorate the event so make sure you head on down there, the more the merrier. “A SNUB army would be glorious.”

My Dog Sighs

RYCA

Fark

Betso

Aremsee

SNUB23

Play Dead Studio

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URBAN CURATIONS XMAS SHOW 2011

5th December – 3rd Jan
PV- Saturday 3 December 2011 6-9pm
Opening Hours
Tues-Sat 12:00-7:00

Curated by Infinity Bunce in conjuctions with Triple X Tattoos
TRIPLE X Tattos – Netil House, Studio 206, 1-7 Westgate Street London England, E8 3RL
PV- Saturday 3 December 2011 6-9pm
Opening Hours
Tues-Sat 12:00-7:00
5th December – 3rd Jan

Leticia 07412099018 or Infinity 07961452703
contact : infobunce@gmail.com
www.urbancurations.com
www.triplextattoo.com


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UPFEST ‘AND VINYLY’ 2015

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UPFEST ‘And Vinyly’

A new group exhibtion of artwork from festival artist on bespoke oversize records. Featuring: 3rd Eye, Acerone, Angus, Andis, Beep Monkey, Boswell, Cheba, Copyright, Dale Grimshaw, Damo, Dekor, Diff, Fake, Gemma Compton, Jody, John Curtis, Lochness, Lokey, Luvm, Masai, Matti, M-one, Minto, My Dog Sighs, Oli-T, Paul Monsters, Shade, Snub23, Soker, Spzero76, Turroe, T.wat, Ulow, Zase + a few more tbc.

UPFEST gallery website here
My submission here

Suported by Glastonbury Ales with tunes from DJ Cridge


This is my submission for the show of oversized records at upfest gallery titled: ‘And Vinyly’.

Upfest ‘And Vinyly’ SHOULDER BOULDER by SNUB23

SHOULDER BOULDER

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STEP IN THE ARENA, HOLLAND 2013

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This year the international graffitti festival Step in The Arena will celebrate their 6th Edition. What back in 2010 began as a festival where young and established talents could meet, quickly grew into the unique international festival it is nowadays.

In 2013 I was lucky enough to be invited, it’s a amazing event.

www.stepinthearena.nl

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