CUBIST DANCERS WEARABLE ART
From a painting.. to a print.. to a fabric.. to wearable art. These fabric designs are based on ideas of balance. Evoking the visual harmony that can be created through symmetry and repetition. The fabric is an abstract visual language that changes as it moves with the body. It is a design about equilibrium, using monochrome and simplifying shapes to a cubist nature. These fabrics are original Bam-Bam designs and unique contemporary concepts printed on linen, bamboo and cotton (some of the most sustainable fabrics available). The fabric design was created from an original Bam-Bam mural painting in 2019 called The Cubist Dancers. Screen-prints from this original painting were shown in an exhibition in Fulham, London 2019, alongside artists such as Damien Hirst and Paul Huxley. In 2021 Bam-Bam has transformed the design into wearable art and decor.
TIME-LAPSE OF BILLIE EILISH SPRAY-PAINT PORTRAIT ON CUBIST DANCERS SCREEN PRINTED-LINEN
The first of a series of paintings onto hand-made screen-printed linen. Here is a portrait of Billie Eilish, painted with Dilton King spray-paints on one rainy Sunday. Wearing my favourite costume designer Jackalopeland. Music is ‘Oasis’ by ‘La Chica’
BALI LIFE SCHOOL MURAL
Mural painted for the Bali Life Foundation Charity school in Denpasar. A collaborative project with Jacob Ladda & Dan Montague, February 2021.
Drawing Egyptian cats, alien monsters and geometric patterns onto Indosole shop frontage. An original Bam-Bam design for the ‘Above Good and Evil’ brand jewellery launch 2020. Using only posca pens and no projection.. the project took 2 days to complete. Footage by @bheisayu Music ‘MZ’ by ‘Sascha Funke’
MAGIC MIRROR MUSIC VIDEO
When creative madness meets, geometry and spirals rise and leap. Magic Mirror, sponsored by Big Sky Studios, was the music video I directed for the band Barbarella’s Bang Bang, London 2019. Combining a psychedellic monochrome background with bodypaint to create an amigious creative dance metamorphosis to slide with the song.
LOCO BY NATURE
Painting at Loco by Nature, one of the coolest venues in Bali, this was my thank you to the Balinese artists for welcoming me into their creative and inspiring network. I dressed to impress.. head to toe in top designer and friend Jackolopeland.. I wanted everything from my shoes.. to my painting.. to my performance to scream fantasy.. a welcome escape from the strange and uncertain reality of 2020 that we were faced with.
One of the oldest and most beautiful. creatures on earth, the turtle. A proud soft warrior of peace with a protective shell. The turtle reminds us to just keep swimming. Painted for a hotel in Ao Nang, Thailand. It was very hot and difficult to paint hanging of the dodgiest scaffolding, but worth all the effort.
LET’S DANCE IN THE RAIN
Time-lapse footage of Bam-Bam painting at Allcaps Store, Bali for the Stay at Home 2020 mural online festival. Organised by Seawalls and Pangeaseed in response to the beginning of the pandemic.
AQUATIC MONKEY BUSINESS
Time-lapse footage of spray-painting a corridor at the Bodega hotel in Ao Nang. The imagery references the beautiful Thai landscape surrounding the hotel and flows into a coy fish framing a turquoise portrait of a beautiful Thai woman.
In 2 days I painted this, using inks and spray paints I created a geometric dragon room for a hotel in Seminyak. A woman working at the hotel asked me to paint a dragon, she told me it would bring luck. I did it for her but the dragon also brought good fortune for myself, from this painted room I was formally invited to come and paint many more commissions in hotels in Asia.