©2019 by Cartrain.

ARTISTIC PROJECTS

GILBERT & GEORGE "DOUBLE DOORS"

Double Doors is a collaborative artwork between Cartrain x Gilbert and George. Created by Gilbert and George for their White Cube gallery exhibition Scapegoating it features collage portraits of the duo created by Cartrain which were then glued outside their House in East London.

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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

In 2008 I created a series of collages titled "For the love of god" These incorporated images poking fun at Damien Hirst's diamond encrusted skull.  Clearly Damien Hirst didn't see the funny side as within a few days of their creation cease and desist letters were sent by Damien Hirst to myself ordering me to remove them from my website and also demanding me to pay him £200 in damages. Guardian art critic Johnathan Jones described the artworks as avant-garde. Artists Jamie Reid, James Cauty, John Lekay and Billy Childish further went on to create their own versions of the Skull crediting Cartrain for the original concept.

DIAMOND JUBILEE OF ELIZABETH II

In May 2012 I decided that I would decorate the red Royal Mail post box at the end of my road in Leytonstone in celebration of the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Local resident Gabriel Lecointe said to the Waltham Forest Guardian

"It's absolutely superb, it looks so nice," he added.

"Everyone has stopped to take a picture of it and it's putting a smile on their faces."

A few weeks later a Royal Mail sorting officer at the Leytonstone depot suggested to head office that they should paint post boxes gold in the home towns of British Olympic Gold medal winners for the 2012 London Olympics.

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KIM JONG UN

I created this portrait of Kim Jong Un in preparation for my 2015 Exhibition "Not For Sale" at Imitate Modern. This portrait was inspired by Andy Warhols portraits of Chairman Mao and Marilyn Monroe. Original versions of this artwork were even sent to Kim Jong Un's Ryongsong Residence in North Korea.

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POST STREET

My series on Post Street is what I'm currently working and focusing most of my time and attention on. These artworks look into the raw nature of the streets, the brutality and the truth. This ongoing series aims to push the boundaries of "Street Art" and seeks to redefine meaning and purpose in an art form that is rapidly loosing meaning and purpose.

COLWORTH ROAD

Colworth Road is the road that I grew up on in East London. Inventor John Henry Pepper creator of the well known Peppers Ghost effect lived on Colworth Road and Blur and Gorillaz lead singer Damon Albarn has paid tribute to the road by singing about Colworth Road in his song "Mr Tembo"

Colworth Road is a plaster cast sculpture I created in 2016 comprised of taking rubber molds of brick walls and signage found on Colworth Road

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