Search This Blog

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Well a great day at Hackney Wicked Great show at the Framing workshop Showing wanking puppets along side artists 'Sweet tooth', and

For more information

Loser and Retard were words that I found wrote on Rizzla paper left on Teddy (Teddy is modeling the 'Teddy strap on cock's") this morning. Its always flattering when people leave cowardly messages. But you know the work has given them (and me) something to think about...

Friday, 29 July 2011

Hackney Wicked 2011

Fist day of Hackney Wick. loads a people about already. So expecting a good day tomorrow. So come a long and check us out Number 7 on the map Felstead

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Hackney Wicked 2011

Just cycled work down to Hackney Wicked, Took a left turning to sharp and fast, cat tried to escape. Also a lorry flashed me out of a side road and then proceeded to hoot his horn while driving a long side of me lol. Dropped it of at Simon's, Framing work shop. Cycling home got a flat tyre. The joy's of cycling XX

Joshua Raffell, Press Release

Press Release

Joshua Raffell

Artist In Residence studio1.1

The Framing Workshop

Felstead Rd

Hackney Wicked 2011

Taboos rear up on their hind legs (and in our faces) in this well-past-the-watershed art: what exactly are we looking at? Initially perhaps a strong impression of craft, a choice of gay (old sense) domestic fabrics, clearly-defiantly we might say- held together by stitching. (Whatever became of invisible mending?) Obviously were in the world of quilts. But then again –the other side of another watershed and they’re sculptures, totems, a soft-toy golden calf, clownish idiots our size occupying a space that could be playroom, carnival somehow never brothel – the fabric not covering a body but being it, embodied, emboldened exactly to the point of precisely not going to far. When we see, by turning the handle, what is that? We crank them into (real) life, make them do what comes naturally enough, if not normally to puppets or soft toys.

What they’re up to now is something satirical, conjured up by us. Unlike the idol (‘Gracieux fils de pan…’) of Rimbaud’s ‘illuminations’ these figures’ erotic energy is conjured up (wards) not by the poet’s imagining but by our actions, our curious ungodly touch. We set things in motion without maybe knowing what the result’s going to be. We’ve made the grotesque come alive with the outcome authentic panic-the unlicensed rite of Pan, right here in the gallery.

Writing by

Michael Keenan,

Keran James.


For more information

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Supernorma lfestival

To see about this event and buy tickets

Hackney Wicked

I will be showing work at the 'Framing work shop' Number 7 on the map. looks like a great selection of events, art and music.

Keran James

Michael Keenan

57a Redchurch St. London E2 7DJ

Nathalie Djurberg

Beautifully Grotesque

Draw something beautiful

Gonna sew like a BITCH today, Just waiting for my pussy groomer. Getting ready for Hackney Wicked. If you have a map were number 7 at Oslo House, on the ground floor. From This Fri - Sun.

A taster of what to cum...

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Had a quiet day at Studio1.1 not so many people about. But I did met artist GA Gardner. Check out his site @

Also gave me plenty of time to make work and catch up with Andreas. Cheers for the drink & chat X

A good day yesterday, upon reflection a lot of people came into studio1.1 and I gave out a lot of cards. So I'm ready to see what the day brings. I also need to do a lot of work on the piece for Hackney wicked.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Thursday, 21 July 2011

A selection of masturbating puppets that I have created in 2010-2011

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

As Artist in Residance I will have a solo show in January 2012. So if you see me out and about take a photo and send it to me. I will then try and include it into the show. Best Regards Josh X
It is possible to view more work on
I have included a youtube link so if you missed the show or just want to see it again, Hear goes...
I will be attending Hackney Wicked again in a new position but with old friends so really looking forward to that Also I will be taking part in Supernormal 19-21 August 2011, Braziers Park, Ipsden Oxfordshire, OX10 6AN