24 May 2017
Today, we add a third dimension to our foil abrasion rubbings today.
Isn't it coooool?
17 May 2017
We've been experimenting with some new sediment techniques in the studio this week, not bad so far!
10 May 2017
We have been playing quite a lot with our new technique, the abrasion rubbing, latterly. We are experimenting with the technique with new objects to see how the meterials react with it! We are really happy with these one. Check it out!
Any idea about new objects?
2 April 2017
We've been developing our abrasion rubbings over the last couple of weeks and have started throwing some colour into the process. We're pretty happy with the result, what do you think?
20 March 2017
We've been having a few days of internal crits and looking back at all the work made in the last few years here in the JakBox studio and what a lot we're made! We've also been thinking about our future plans and have been bouncing some very exciting ideas around, so stay tuned for some announcements in the next few weeks!
15 February 2017
We've been busy working on a new process here in the Jakbox studio, they don't have a proper name yet, but for now we're calling them Abrasion rubbings. They use a special foil type material in a more industrial version of a traditional technique. Stay tuned for more developments. . . .
25 January 2017
We've discored a new material this week, its a powder coated foil often used for photography, but we're been using it in a slightly less convential way... for taking moldings of the street! It pics up the details of texture beautifully and has a deep matt black colour that allows these sublte marks to become very noticeable.
16 November 2016
JakBox will be displaying work as part of the king of Camden awards for local buisnesses throughout Camden tonight. Its looking very purple!
30 August 2016
We're very happy to annonce that MEWS #2, the second in a series of group shows in our exciting art space in Camden, the JakBox Studio, is opening in October! Showcasing the work of both national and international artists, the exhibition brings diverse works together under the theme of Routes.
Exhibiting artists include: Amy Oliver, Antonio De Santis, Consuelo Simpson, Emily Swan, Grace Jackson, Hsin-Chin Hung, JakBox, Jake Grewal, James Boman, James Stephen Wright, Jon Mayers, Julien Masson, Kai Nodland, Laura Traver, Louisa Love, Lucja Grodzicka, Rachelle Allen-Sherwood, Regina Locsin, Stephen Harwood, Tanya Fryer, Timothy Hodkinson
Gallery open - 1 - 3 October, 11am - 5pm
PV - 30th September, 6.30 - 9pm
8 July 2016
Tonight is the opening night of 'I've got your back', come down to the gallery for the private view tonight or come along form 10 till 6 over the weekend to see works by Frank Harris, Claire Orme and Alice Steffen.
15 June 2016
Coming soon to the Jakbox Studio MEWS #1 is the first in a series of group shows in our newly refurbished art space in Camden, the JakBox Studio. Showcasing the work of both national and international artists, the exhibition brings diverse works together under the theme of the urban environment.
Exhibition open from 2-4 July 10 till 6
19 May 2016
JakBox have some very exciting news! In two weeks we will be taking part in our first Art Fair - the Untitled Artists Fair.
19 May 2016
After the success of the JakBox Presents exhibition, we are going to be curating a series of group shows in the gallery. The first, MEWS #1: Urban Environment, will be in early July and applications are now open!
10 May 2016
The JakBox Presents Exhibition has now finished! So, it's back to making work for the team. The first project we're developing is Sediment - going from small to large scale.
30 April 2016
If you haven't had a chance to visit the JakBox Presents exhibition yet, it's open until Friday 6th May!
25 April 2016
Last Thursday evening, we had the Private View of our JakBox Presents exhibition. It was a great night with drinks and canapés flowing, and many people interested in the artwork!
22 April 2016
Earlier today, Simon Williams was interviewed on London Live about the JakBox Presents exhibition, and the opening of a new art space in Camden: the JakBox Studio.
5 April 2016
The JakBox Presents exhibition will showcase work developed by the JakBox team over the past two years! The Private View is on Thursday April 21st from 6.30 - 9pm... put it in the diary!
1 April 2016
Another project we’ve been working on recently in the JakBox Studio is Hands! These sculptures will be playful, incidental additions in our upcoming JakBox Presents exhibition.
21 March 2016
Since my last post on the graffiti theft project, we’ve developed our technique and are now creating even bigger and better pieces!
18 March 2016
Over the last few weeks the JakBox team have been collecting lots of worn, old shoes for a new project…
14 March 2016
We’ve been very busy in the JakBox Studio the last few weeks, working on lots of different projects in preparation for our exhibition in mid-April. Something that has been bubbling for a few months now is an attempt to steal graffiti…
11 March 2016
Watch our first vlog about our graphite experiments!
8 March 2016
Another project we’ve been working on in the studio is Marking Time! All of the objects in this series have been found on the street, discarded by society.
7 March 2016
JakBox is pleased to announce that we are opening the doors to our studio!
29 February 2016
You might remember a post from last year about our experiments with mud, and creating patterns on paper that look like veins and landscapes.
25 February 2016
Over the past few weeks, the JakBox team have been very busy in the studio transforming the space into a gallery!
5 January 2016
JakBox are looking for a new Artist Assistant to join the team in the run up to an exciting project!!
2 December 2015
As of late, JakBox have made some extreme progression in the field of molding.
The large scaled silicones we have been setting on the streets of Camden have really begun taking shape, and what’s more, taking prints.
2 November 2015
These silicone pavement moldings are representational of the ideas that guide us, and similarly the ones that we dismiss, and walk all over if you will.
2 November 2015
Tyres have a specific design to enhance their performance. Grip, durability, and simplicity in appearance are key to the success of its original purpose. The diagonal slices that make them road-worthy and the beastly muscle that is formed by the rubber, are just two qualities JakBox has taken to break down and re-brief.
5 October 2015
On Friday 2nd October, JakBox's Points of View Exhibition opened at Leyas on Camden High Street!
30 September 2015
On Thursday 24th September, we celebrated the launch of our Points of View Cobden Junction project at KOKO in Camden.
9 September 2015
Points of View Cobden Junction is the latest commission for JakBox, and we’re asking YOU to get involved!
10 August 2015
There’s been a range of media being used in the studio as of late, mud, glue and water being one of the latest conglomerations...
30 July 2015
So you may be wondering where we’re going with all these posts on our social media about the human body, particularly the hands...
8 July 2015
How often do you look down when you’re walking through the streets of London?
When I started examining pavements for the rubbings, I realised how little attention I had paid to what was beneath me…
6 July 2015
We’ve been busy in the JakBox studio recently! The Points of View project is almost complete and there are many new concepts and explorations that we’ve been working on.
One of these is an attempt to extract the texture and feel of the pavements into an object. We started off with doing simple rubbings using paper and crayons, however quickly realised that we wanted the works to have more life, more tactility…
7 May 2015
As well as Points of View, something else we’ve been busy working on in the studio is making patterns with mud (yes, it is as fun as it sounds!) Inspired by the patterns of sediment that remain in the tub after having a muddy bath, we have tried to recreate this intriguing effect on paper.
28 April 2015
So what do artists actually do all day, some think we just sit around thinking, dreaming & being ‘conceptual’. But oh, how wrong there are! Here at JakBox we are busy busy researching, making, creating & discussing (& doing our fair share of thinking).
26 April 2015
Did you know that 29 is the tenth prime number?
31 March 2015
Peculiarities of the mundane become elements of the artist’s canvas.
27 March 2015
A glimpse of movement, walking as a form of art & digital driving into reality
This week in the JakBox studio we’ve been working on the Points of View project, with many exciting things underway. As well as wandering around Camden in search of more ‘points’ that give an unexpected perspective on our environment, we’ve been doing some research into other artists that have used the urban landscape as inspiration for their work.