Wednesday, 26 December 2012

free as a bird

























This customer fell in love with a mixed-media collage Jade and I created and wanted it tattooed directly onto her skin. I don't normally take requests like this but as the geometry and nature encompassed exactly what she wanted, we made an exception and with a few adjustments, here is the end result.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

camera action

























film maker, photographer and dj

Friday, 14 December 2012

le masque


















































This design depicts an emancipation from the shackles of hidden identity and to have the confidence to be yourself.
Jade created a mixed media collage including parts of my drawings based on the above theme which i then transferred to skin....its really exciting to see our styles merging together to push the boundaries of contemporary tattoo art.

illusion of time


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

vernissage

























a belated thanks to everyone that attended our private view....photos coming soon

Saturday, 1 December 2012

swiss expo



















sneak preview of us at work on needles side exhibition with xoil and toko loren. private view tonight    18.30 at Dropin - Laussane, Switzerland.

Monday, 5 November 2012

live your own legend

























tattooed this design last week - photo coming soon...

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

a love story




















This design tells the story of a young couple in love, from their first kiss in London to their engagement in Paris.  TattooJam UK convention 2012

high planes drifter

























First in a series....prints coming soon.

Monday, 22 October 2012

needles side

























Bonjour everyone. We are back in France where Kev is now tattooing at Xoil's Needles Side in Thonon-Les-Bains - about 45 minutes from Geneva Airport until April 2013. Get in touch at kev@expandedeye.co.uk for appointments and info...

Saturday, 22 September 2012

memorial






















The story of the piece above is that of a grandparent memorial tattoo.  The tattoo subtly  encompasses many parts of their lives and attributes of their personality - from their favourite colours and pets to the decade they were born, clubs to which they belonged, to details taken from their coat of arms.

shake your head...it's empty











































Second piece in our 'turn the fucker off' series in Shoreditch. Plaster cast face courtesy of UrbanSolid. Read more here.

Monday, 17 September 2012

sono libero
















































Shambala

Below are some photos from our 'omniverse' installed in the enchanted woodland of the magnificently magical Shambala Festival...


















































































As we celebrate our achievements and advancements as a human race, we can trace our roots back to the miraculous beginnings of life on earth. Life in the ocean holds the key to our existence but what of those in co-existing universes? We have evolved into complex creatures with the ability to look beyond our limited perception of time and space and delve as deeply down the rabbit hole as our imagination will allow. Experience an all-encompassing unity as we celebrate our infinite, multidimensional, eternal existence.

More here 

Monday, 3 September 2012

roundhouse music collective






























EP art recently created for Roundhouse Music Collective - 11 talented musicians aged 11-25 led by the incredible United Vibrations as part of the Roundhouse's pioneering initiative to help young people realise their creative potential. Out soon on Roundhouse Records  www.roundhouse.org.uk

Saturday, 1 September 2012

turn the fucker off!

Television dominance breeds a mass culture which celebrates the most demeaning characteristics human beings can possess - greed, deceit and fakery.

Our latest piece urges people to wake up and stop spectating in the flickering world of the make believe. Our 3 dimensional friends at Urbansolid Art kindly gave us a couple of their remote controlled plaster cast faces, allowing us to do as we pleased. Below is the collaborative creation. Check out more of UrbanSolid's work here



















Friday, 31 August 2012

shambala

















Amazing night shot of our 'omniverse' installation in the enchanted woodland of Shambala Festival. Photography by Andrew Whitton

Many more pics to follow.....

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

police misconduct


In January 2010 we had the deep misfortune of falling victim to a severe case of police misconduct, brutality and corruption. This devastated us deeply as we struggled to come to terms with our severely flawed and corrupt society. Despite being told repeatedly that you can't fight the system, we took on a corporation as powerful as the metropolitan police and after an 18 month long battle, the officer in question was found guilty of two counts of gross misconduct and one misconduct. This whole experience ignited a burning passion in us to fight for what is right as we realised that you can make a difference. Since then we became profoundly passionate about raising awareness about important subjects through our self initiated work, creating art with substance and meaning and using creativity as a weapon to critique society. The piece below highlights this experience.



street

spreading messages in london town





Wednesday, 15 August 2012

secret arts
























































Check Secret Garden Party's website for incredible snapshots of the amazing art at SGP 2012 including our 'omniverse'. Photography by Nick Caro

Secret Garden Party Art 2012

Thursday, 9 August 2012

business as usual

























part 3 in the series. This one highlighting our country's atrocious choice of Olympic sponsors

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

a london souvenir

























I tattooed this design on an old friend from art school. It represents her 12 years spent here in London and a cycle breaking as she shortly departs for her native Mexico.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

secret garden setup


























we've been working our little socks off building our commissioned installation for this year's Secret Garden party festival... more pics here