Friday, 1 April 2016

Vertical Gallery - Chicago























3 year anniversary show with Jana&JS and Static opens tomorrow at Vertical Gallery, Chicago.

Monday, 7 March 2016

adhocPAD Vienna




Our show at AdhocPad Vienna. Photos by Lilo Krebernik

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

vernissage






















A huge belated thanks to everyone who made it to the opening weekend of the show... to those who bought works, got tattoos, shared a drink with us and enjoyed the show. Thank you for your kind words, great times and connecting with the cause. The exhibition runs until 27th February at AdhocPAD Vienna, Wednesday - Saturday 15h - 19h

Thursday, 28 January 2016

the install begins….

























transforming the gallery at adhocPAD Vienna ready for our solo show in 2 weeks time!

more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013044922067223/

Sunday, 24 January 2016

exhibition vienna!















We will be showcasing the culmination of our AdhocPAD Vienna residency in a solo exhibition from 11th-27th February 2016. 

Please see link below for event page and more info


https://www.facebook.com/events/1013044922067223/

Friday, 15 January 2016

studio happenings...

















preparing for our upcoming show at adhocPad Vienna 11-27 Feb 2016

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Beyond This Place

A belated happy new year to you wonderful beings. Thanks for all the love, support and remarkable stories shared over the last year.
Unfortunately we are unable to take on any new tattoo projects at present whilst we prepare for our upcoming shows. We are however looking to tattoo pieces specifically related to the refugee crisis as part of our exhibition 'Beyond This Place' in Vienna next month. If interested, please get in touch as soon as possible at info@expandedeye.co.uk
love and light
k&j

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

pour ne rien effacer
























Last one of the year at Brussels Tattoo Convention.  Depicting Jean and Sandrine's 20 years in love in this beautiful poem they wrote:

Quand le bruit est trop fort, quand leurs enfants leur grimpent sur les genoux, dans les bras et sur la tête Jean et Sandrine tournent le regard vers leur jardin, cadran des saisons qui passent, et ils soupèsent la chair de leur bonheur - quand la journée a été longue, que le travail a exigé plus que son dû, l’esprit de Jean et Sandrine plonge dans la mousse délicate d’une forêt, survole les cormorans accrochés aux falaises, écoute le froufrou d’un ruisseau qui serpente et ils soupèsent leurs cris et les retiennent. Alors comme ils fatiguent parfois, comme la tristesse d’une maladie les égratigne un peu, ils aimeront se passer la main sur le bras : ils souriront intérieurement en efleurant des doigts le trait secret qui les unit. Pulpe contre pulpe. Il se souviendront s’être douché en chuchotant à la nuit tombée, ils sentiront sous leur pieds le roulis des cailloux du chemin qui mène à leur campement. Les oiseaux bruissaient, les enfants dormaient et leur souffle à tous emplissait la tente comme une prière et au matin quand la meadow sembla n’être sortie de terre que pour eux, cadeau sans retour, ils soupesèrent leur vie et ils rirent , doucement pour ne rien effacer.

Jean and Sandrine together- sorry for the bad pic!




 

refugees welcome

Thank you to all those who purchased our Distant Homeland print and enabled us to deliver educational materials to this refugee camp in Vienna at Christmas time, as well as donations to important humanitarian organisations in Calais, Greece and Syria. Such a wonderful experience to interact with these beautiful, innocent children.  Let 2016 remind us that all humans are equal, and important, and are entitled to live in safety, dignity and happiness.

still a few available on our online shop : www.expandedeye.bigcartel.com 















Tuesday, 22 December 2015

mother, mother

Depicting the tale of a Turkish journalist who, after falling in love with an Austrian woman and deciding she could not live without her, abandoned her life in Turkey where same-sex marriage is illegal to be with the one she loves. This happily married couple have now just given birth to their first born child and we wish them all the best as they begin their journey of motherhood together.



Saturday, 28 November 2015

Distant Homeland

'Distant Homeland'

3 colour A3 handpulled screenprint, as part of our upcoming exhibition 'Beyond this Place' at AdhocPad, Vienna, February 2016

Culminating our residency here in Vienna, the show will depict the current refugee crisis - a profoundly important issue that has compelled us to create this body of work.

In the lead up to this we are pre-releasing the above limited edition print with 100% of sales going to direct aid for Syrian refugees and those who remain in their homeland in desperate need of help.

available in our online shop : http://expandedeye.bigcartel.com/product/distant-homeland







Wednesday, 18 November 2015

YES_SYR - A Marathon Performance














































Last week we participated in the Yes-Syr- A Marathon Performace at Jan Arnold Gallery, Museums Quartier Vienna where Syrian artist Osama-El-Siamant and his collective produced euro bills for six hours per day, seven days a week to highlight the the economic relationships of power, dependence and exploitation. In a painfully subversive way they visualise the dilemma of labour bans the refugees must endure in receiving countries, the red tape and xenophobia that prevents them from starting a new life in spite of all they have suffered.

The bills can be purchased for nominal value with all proceeds going to humanitarian organisations providing unbureaucratic direct aid to refugees and internally displaced persons.
please see more at www.janarnoldgallery.com and http://yes-syr.tumblr.com/

Through this powerful performance, the audience can connect and integrate with he artists on a personal level. Thanks to all the wonderful humans involved, we are proud to be a part of it.
  Our works and many others can be purchased via the links above.
































Wednesday, 7 October 2015

la dolce vita

La Dolce Vita expresses the wonderful life amongst plants and trees that woodland dwelling botanist Gavin has created for his family. Inspired by his love of the Vienna Secessionist art Period, we encapsulated his passions and talismans - poetry, wildflowers, the self-sufficiency of his permaculture garden and Goldfinches that carry the souls of lost loved ones.


'the love we give out is stronger than our own being. It makes me think of my Grandmother who I lost when I was a teenager, what survives of her is the love of plants that she engendered into me.  By the same token, the things that I have poured my love into will be the things that live after me; the trees I have nurtured and planted, and my two year old daughter Vita.'

What will survive of us is love.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

unison

"I thrive best hermit style,
With a beard and a pipe,
And a parrot on each side,
But now...
I can't do this without you"

Taken form Björk's beautiful Unison

The lyrics represent a touching journey from childhood loss and trauma and the process of recovery; from introspective anguish through to the gratitude and positivity of today, whilst still feeling as though the intensity of pure joy and pure sorrow make them very close emotions and that we are always in a fragile state.



Tuesday, 30 June 2015

human universe
























In 2012 neuroscientist Sally sold all of her belongings and left everything she knew and loved  in Florida to move to England to pursue a PhD in neuroscience. Specialising in the hippocampus and its role in memory and navigation, one of the cell types focussed on are grid cells which play a major role in these abilities. Her future research will be on how these cells are affected by disease, such as Alzheimer's, and how to repair the damage and restore function through neurogenesis. Inspired by her youth of growing up near the Kennedy Space Centre, Sally kept her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut, now planning to further her research on our ability to orient ourselves and navigate through a place where gravity is absent, land marks are few and far between,  and cardinal directions (as we know them) don't really apply and how this could effect long distance space travel.


Sunday, 14 June 2015

boundless perspective

Seaman Yiannis told us of the hardships and heartache endured whilst out to sea.

One day however, as his vessel was anchored outside the port of Valencia, he saw the whole city covered in fireworks. Watching the city burst into colour from a vessel 8 miles out to sea, brought the realisation that not a single person at that moment was either looking, thinking or even aware of their existence out there. That was the moment he gained a whole new perspective.

"Every single thing in this life can be seen, observed, thought, examined from infinite angles and points of view. Even if it is an object, a sight, a story, a person, an idea, the life itself. The world we live in has about 7 billion different realities, each for every person, each with its own colours and each as equal. Everything is relative."


This is Yiannis' philosophy of life and will serve as a reminder of his inner strength during his next voyage.


Boundless Perspective © Expanded Eye 2015

Friday, 24 April 2015

puppet politicians

New paste ups ahead of the UK general election depicting our corrupt political system and the illusion of democratic choice.

Don't believe the hype. Wake up. Vote green

Brick Lane/ Hackney/ Old Street - London