DESIRE & COMPULSION Exhibition by John Kaye
Desire & Compulsion – The solo exhibition by John Kaye just took place in Surry Hills, Sydney over the second week of April. In collaboration with the Sydney based label ‘Pseushi’ they put on a pop up style showroom event over the space of four days. This is a photo recap of the process and outcome for anyone that missed out.
A Painting made by John Kaye at the Roskilde festival in Denmark 2016 – Photographs by Martha Cooper and Christian B
Porcelain Paradise – Book Launch Recap
Porcelain Paradise is the title of the latest publication that was accompanied by a solo exhibition containing exclusive paintings created by John Kaye, held at the Culprit Club in Brisbane, Australia.
Porcelain Paradise as a publication was created from a personal journal that contained daily thoughts and drawings – recorded over a four month period in eight different countries beginning in January 2016. The artwork exhibited in this show was inspired and created throughout this experience.
Kaye approached every book as its own piece of artwork and they remain extremely limited due to the personalised nature of the finished creation. Every copy of the ‘Porcelain Paradise – The Collectors Edition’ has a hand painted cover on high quality canvas that has been made from a piece of a painting done by Kaye as part of an exclusive outdoor series of graffiti experiments prior to the release. They were then carefully cut to fit and assembled by hand, along with a list of other exclusive additional pieces to complete what is best described as a limited interactive journal.
‘PORCELAIN PARADISE – The Collectors Edition’ contains –
– 40 page signed travel zine
– An original hand painted piece of artwork and handmade packaging.
– Bonus personal polaroid photo book with every copy.
– New collectable artist sticker.
Link to the video that helps explain the process for the project here –
These photos are shot on 35mm film and are some of the highlights of this long process that show an insight into the body of work that became ‘Porcelain Paradise.’
For more photos and details about the event you can check out the write up from Acclaim Magazine –> http://www.acclaimmag.com/art/upfront-john-kaye-porcelain-paradise/#1
Eventually Everything Connects 2
A painting made during December 2016 in Chirn Park, Australia – by John Kaye and Lachlan Hansen
Titled – Eventually Everything Connects 2
The Courtesan ( after Van Gogh ) – by John Kaye
‘The Courtesan’ painted by John Kaye on the Gold Coast – Spring of 2016, Inspired by ‘The Courtesan’ painted by Vincent Van Gogh in Paris – Spring of 1887.
John came across Van Gogh’s painting – The Courtesan ( after Eisen ) at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam at the beginning of 2016. Van Gogh based his painting off the woodcut by Kesai Eisen, Which was reproduced on the cover of Paris Illustre’ in 1886.
Wonderwalls – Wollongong
November Reign – Coffs Harbour
A painting made during November 2016 in Coffs Harbour, Australia – by John Kaye.
Titled – By Any Means.