Jacob Ovgren Sick Emotions x-ibit!
Jacob Ovgren’s SEX Sick Emotions X-ibit is tonight! If you haven’t heard already, we’re giving you the chance to get your hands on one of these three illustrated Polar Decks. Come and grab a numbered sticker this evening and we’ll be doing a raffle draw around half 7. See you tonight!
Everyone’s talking about Jacob’s show, opening this Thursday!
Thanks to our friends People of Print for featuring it.
We Heart have written a great piece too…
Go have a read and see some more sneak peak images.
Jacob Ovgren, whose show SEX opens at Beach Thursday, designs boards for Polar skateboards.
We asked him to tell us his all time top 5 board graphics. Above, we have:
101 / Natas Kaupas “devil worship” / by Marc McKee
Schmitt Stix / Joe Lopes “BBQ” / by Neil Blender
World Industries / Chris “Dune” Pastras “Dune” / by Marc McKee
Milk / Ron Chatman “Bike” / by Ron Chatman
Blind / Jason Lee “American Icons” / by Marc McKee
**JACOB OVGREN PREVIEW**
We’re getting really excited here at Beach about Jacob Ovgren’s SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit).
As you may already know, He’s blown up recently thanks to some amazing artwork for Polar Skateboards, and has amassed a cult following really quickly.
His work has a real 90’s World Industry feel and it’s shaping up to be a great show.
Here’s another sneak peak of the work lined up.
Be sure to keep the 27th February free for the opening.
For more info on Jacob and the show - check out our ‘Upcoming Shows’ section here.
WIZARD Exhibition TONIGHT!
Here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store for this evening at Beach London gallery. Featured is some sweet illustrations by Pete Sharp, a University of Brighton Graduate.
See you in an hour or so for some beers.
Jacob Ovgren’s SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit)
One of the main graphic artists behind European skateboard powerhouse Polar Skateboards, Jacob Ovgren’s work is skate-art in it’s purest form. influenced by classic, golden-era board graphics for Blind and World Industries by the likes of Mark McKee, Sean Cliver and Todd Bratrud, Ovgren retains the crude, adolescent humour (rollerbladers getting their legs guillotined off, obese children fighting over scraps of cake…) of those artists, but eschews the overtly direct, comic-book-narrative that those artists used: Instead we find individual characters trapped in a dialogue only with themselves - snippets of a story that, only when brought together - perhaps as a series of boards, or, in this case, a body of work form part of a wider commentary on a subject.
SEX (Sick Emotions X-ibit) will be an exhibition of new drawings, paintings and prints by Malmö based Ovgren. With his trademark dark humour, the work in SEX provocatively sees child-like characters in a range of disturbing sexual scenarios.
The exhibition will be Ovgren’s first solo exhibition. It will open February 27th 2014 and run until March 23rd.
Check out the facebook event here.
We’ve just got a bunch of the new James Jarvis ‘Spheric Dialogues’ Books, that are getting signed by James himself!
380 Pages, 11.2 x 17.8 cm, b/w Offset, First Edition 2014Signed by James Jarvis. James Jarvis is a graphic artist from London, born in 1970, whose work encompasses cartoons, toys, comics, graphic design, printmaking and moving image.
His practice concerns drawing, philosophy, alternate realities, minimalism and skateboarding.Spheric Dialogues is a series of 365 cartoon drawings, made daily in 2012, exploring philosophical thoughts concerning art, being, knowledge, logic and skateboarding.
Get one from the online book shop here.
& get a FREE Beach Goodie Bag which includes the ‘T-Rollin’ Air Freshener.
Beach are excited to announce the opening of WIZARD in February.
A group of mainly illustration graduates are putting on a multi- disciplinary show for the new year, and the theme is Wizards.
Oona Brown / Ami Evelyn / Jack Felgate / Juliana Futter / Chris Harnan / Georgia Kemball / Joe Prince / Jack Sachs / Pete Sharp / Tom Slater
Stay tuned for more info and sneak peaks of the Artists work.
Be sure not to miss this one!
I’ts competition time here at Beach. We recently got hold of the new Mould Map #3 Book to stock in our shop, and we’re giving you the chance to win a copy for yourself.
First, we need you to get creative.
We want you to design your own ‘Mould Map’
style storyboard.Artwork must be one page eg. One sided A4, 72 dpi.Use the key words: Beach & Merv to get inspired…
Send your submissions email@example.com
We will post our favourites, and the winner will be selected by our creative team.
Competition closes Next Monday 27th Jan.
The winner will be announed Tuesday 28th.