A blurb on what inspired me to create my artworks and aura painting

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Jankura ArtSpace in Seoul

Yesterday I went to visit my friend Mike Steward at his new Art Studio /Art Academy in Seoul, Jankura ArtSpace 잔쿠라.
The studio and art school is a very cool place and also offer the opportunity to resident artists such as James Green to have their own creative space. If you are in Seoul and fancy to learn how to paint and draw, please go and book a session! Personally I was very happy to see one of my pieces exhibited together with other artist's pieces on the studio wall!!! (can you guess which was is????)
The piece was created for the Nude Exhibition in Seoul a while back.

Artist and owner of Jankura ArtSpace, Mike Steward

Permanent resident artist at Jankura ArtSpace, James Greer

Friday, 29 June 2012

Boxing Series - Byungjoo Moon and Jongseok Lee

It is with my great pleasure that I upload here the last two paintings part of the Boxing Club Series. The last two boxers are Byungjoo Moon and Jongseok Lee respectively. Byung Joo inspires me as a tiger that fights for survival in a fire so colours and patterns for this piece come from the blazing fire and the golden stripes of a royal tiger. Conversely Jongseok Lee enthuse me with the atmosphere of a dark cave full of precious treasures and the fear that such place might give to treasure hunters.

Hope you like them!

Byung Joo Moon - The Royal Tiger

Byung Joo Moon

Jongseok Lee - The hidden treasure

Jongseok Lee

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Boxing Club - Third Painting is up!

Third painting of the Boxing Club Series, a portrait of the boxer Jaesung Lee.
The inspiration for this piece comes from the peaceful strength of a tree which lies on the riverbank or along the seafront. Hope you can get a warm and calm feeling from it as I get from Jaesung Lee!

Jaesung Lee

The Tree on the riverbank

Jaesung Lee

Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Boxing Club - Second painting is up!

This is the second painting that I have done for yet another boxer, Junsik Eom‏. The inspiration for this piece comes from the fresh spring water and follows the concept that water can be transformed into ice, a strong and hard material which still retains the crystal purity of water. Don't know why but Junsik reminds me a lot of the fresh spring water in a winter morning. According to his manager Jungsik does indeed embody the strength, hardness and crystal purity of winter spring water.

Jungsik Eom 

The crystal purity of winter spring water

Junsik Eom‏ 

Friday, 11 May 2012

The Secret Art Show 2012 - The Reveal

It is with my great pleasure that I am going to reveal my 'secret' painting on the same day of the Secret Art Show 2012 opening as the work has already been sold.

The painting is called Seeds of Love: sometimes the love that is visible to everybody is only a glimpse of the deep feeling hidden beneath the surface. Inspiration comes from some people that I got to know during my Korean journey who are and will always be an inspiration for me.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to the person who bought my work on the very first day!!!!

Seeds of Love

Saturday, 5 May 2012

The Secret Art Show 2012

Once again, I am really happy to participate to
The Secret Art Show, exhibition organized by the MS Trust UK.

As usually, I will reveal which one is my painting only after this has been sold (although many of you might guess it anyway!!!).

Please have a look at the gallery by visiting the Secret Art Show webpage (link here). Lot of great artworks on display. This time I tried to create something very simple yet a stylish piece which I hope many will like.
Just to help out...the title of my work starts with the letter S.

Oh, and those of you who know of my adventures in Korea can easily guess where the inspiration for the piece came from  ^___^

Aura Series - Gem

Another one of my paintings inspired by people's energy and auras.
This is a portrait of a good friend of mine, Gem. She is an exquisitely sophisticated lady who reminds me somehow of a beautiful dark-coloured butterfly so I thought to add a butterfly feeling to the painting. 

To Gem, with many thanks for always giving me a ride in your car when I am in need ㅜ.ㅜ
~~~ kekekekekeke ~~~

Gem, The Sophisticated Butterfly

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Boxing Club Series

A few months ago I started to work one one of the coolest art projects I ever got involved with, painting the portrait of some professional boxers for the merchandise. Although I am still far from seeing the completion of the series in full, I decided to post the first portrait of the bunch, Okello Peter. Okello is a professional boxer originally from Uganda currently working in Asia. What inspired me for this painting were the wild colours of the fire and the wild nature, the ancient African tribes and of course, the letter O.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my good friend Loren Goodman for this commission. I promise to finish the remaining paintings very soon!

Okello Peter alias the letter O

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Displaced Women

A few of my paintings have been selected for the Displaced Women: Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe international event website.
The interdisciplinary conference is held in Glasgow, UK this week (28-30 March 2012) as a forum for discussion of the issues facing women who have moved from one culture to another and have as a result adopted in their daily lives and for their creative work a language other than their ‘mother tongue’.

Having experienced cultural shock first-hand by relocating to different countries or cities in several occasions and still living with my heart very much split between Europe and Asia, I am truly honored to see my artwork featuring in this event.

One of my artworks featured in Displaced Women:


The tree represents Artemis, the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and female fertility.
(Part of the Greek Gods Series – please see blog entry for full description)

Sunday, 26 February 2012

SS501 - Lois & 김규종

When I painted my SS501 series for SS501 members I would never ever expected to find myself adding another painting to this collection a year later. However, I decided to paint this one as a gift for my friend Lois, who is to date perhaps the most dedicated Triple S around, as a way to say thanks for always being there for me. The painting is very similar to the one I did for 김규종 as Lois' energy and nature are very similar to 김규종's and 김규종 is her favourite member. I truly hope 김규종 appreciates and cherishes her commitment because finding such a dedicated and devoted fans is simply a dream for any artist ~~ ㅋㅋㅋ
이 그림은 Lois에게 제 선물이에요~~

Lois & 김규종

Lois에게, 도와 줘서 아주 고마워요

More paintings part of the Aura Series...

Last weekend I helped my friend Debora interviewing a musician for her academic research. Interestingly I found myself behind a canvas paintings a few more personalized aura inspired portraits... The first is that of the guy we went to interview, Erik ' The Viking' (what an interesting chap he was that one...). The second portrait belongs to Andrew, my friend's boyfriend, partner and love, who appeared to be quite intrigued by my art so I decided to paint one for him also.

Erik The Viking


Monday, 6 February 2012

New Exhibition on its way!

One of my pieces will participate to this new art event organized by IAC at Gallery Golmok, Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea. If you are in Seoul, please come and have a look at it. Because of the theme of the exhibition this time I am not posting the image of my piece here in my blog (this has nothing to do with the fact I have totally forgotten to take a pic of it...~~
I shall let you enjoy the pleasure of discovering my artwork in person when visiting the exhibition.

For directions and info click here