ORGAN: Five pieces of art – Jimmy C, Prem Sahib’s Burner phone Sex, Gina Birch, Kevin Sinnott’s big big paintings, Stephen Noake’s rather human paintings…

A shot from SaiakuNana’s rather excellent exhibition/residency happening right now on East London’s Redchurch Street

The now and again Five Pieces of Art thing feature (again)? Well why not (again)? All this art flowing past on various feeds or wrapped up in press releases or jumping off actual gallery walls or wrapping chips or passing on the side of those Whitechapel white vans. So we ask (again) why not five pieces of art every couple of week or so alongside everything else that appears on this tractured pages on a daily basis? Can you think of one good reason why not to (again)? Well besides the time involved and the this and the that and the dancing around and the skins on the tins of paint.

Five pieces of art then, a semi regular feature, just five pieces of art that have passed our way in the last few days, nothing more (or less) than that., nothing really to do with an upcoming show or anything else (although maybe they are), just a simple, semi regular five pieces of art feature. Let’s do it again…

“Knitting, Waiting for Sound Check”. Gina Birch

1: Gina Birch – “Knitting, Waiting for Sound Check”. Gina Birch, just another rather fine Gina Birch painting, do love a Gina Birch painting (or a Raincoats song), do love her shoes, we would love to see her paintings of shoes again. I think there might be a painting of Gina Birch on this page. Was that Neo Naturist gig really that long ago now? The Raincoats were excellent that night – ORGAN THING: Celebrating the subversive with the Neo Naturists…

2: BURNER PHONE HEX, is a piece by Prem Sahib, it happened last week in the window at Ridley Road Project Space, over there by the market in Dalston on the edges of Hackney, it was there looking very sinister from sundown-sunrise for three days, you’ve missed it now but it is worth mentioning, it dod look so goos in the darkeness and the quiet of the sleeping markey

“The effigy that currently overlooks Ridley Road is made using clothing from the market. It will appear in the window of the project space for the next three nights, when the traders have left for the day. Kuebiko, according to Wikipedia, is the Shinto kami represented in Japanese mythology as a scarecrow who cannot walk but has comprehensive awareness. For now, you can only see this figure partially from the street below, but you can text 07503740541 to receive an audio file”.

The “stolen” photography is by Dosfotos, they were far better than the ones we took so we borrowed them without asking, hey, they were out there on the Ridley Road Project Space social media feed so

3: Jimmy C has been painting versions of his London Cityscape for the last couple of years now, this one from January 2022 is one of his more (dare we say) psycedelic version of the river view he’s been repeating. Hopefully we’ll see a collection of them together in one place one day soon. I would guess there’s been about a dozen of them now… Further reading – ORGAN THING: Jimmy C and how an artist became the almost accidental centre of the world’s attention… or ORGAN THING: Sometimes street artists do still get it right, Jimmy C’s powerful portrait of Jean Moulin… . Did we mention Jimmy last time we did one of these Five Pieces Of Art Features

Jimmy C – London Cityscape – Spray paint and acrylic on canvas, 120x150cm

4: Stephen Noake – “My latest stadium painting is a return to a ground with special resonance to me – Gay Meadow, Shrewsbury. I went to the Wakeman School which overlooked the ground and I saw the Town many times. This is the scoreboard in the corner of the Tech End, near to the (pretty dreadful) Gents”. The much loved Gay Meadow ground is long since gone, Stephen captures it so well here 9and he is right about how dreadful the toilets were)

Stephen Noake – “Cold enough for yer, Mon?” – Acrylic on canvas

“I don’t usually give my grounds a title, but I quite fancy calling this, “Cold enough for yer, Mon?” as I imagine that’s what one of the blokes in the foreground might be saying to the other”. Stephen has some excellent paintings of the humanity of football grounds, he tells me that “arty” people wouldn’t be that interested in his work, that football fans and art followers are very different beasts, anyone who knows me would know that isn’t quite true! I had to buy a print of this straight away, this is a wonderful painting, wonderful social statement, I love this rather powerful painting, I like his rather strong football groun paintings

Stephen Noake – The Fulwell End, Roker Park, Sunderland – Acrylic on canvas

5: Kevin Sinnott – now we’ve broken our own rules for this page and this is a shot of a show that is currently happening, it is a far better shot than the ones we took and featured with the review, it still goes nowhere near telling you how powerful those big paintings are. The show is currently there to be viewed at Flowers Gallery, details and more via this link and feature – ORGAN THING: Kevin Sinnott’s big big paintings at Flowers Gallery. Wow! Wasn’t expecting that…

Kevin Sinnott

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