Posts Tagged With: Religion

Vote for me! Making Manchester’s Gay Village sexy again.

Molly House Manchester Mural Competition entry 20 by Mark Wallis
Regular readers of The Vibes will be familiar with this piece of art which I produced back in the mists of time. I’ve entered it in a mural-painting competition at Manchester’s Molly House pub in the Gay Village. The idea is to bring art into the Village to make the bars and buildings more vibrant and interesting. There are 29 entries which you can view here http://goo.gl/FR78rA and my entry is Number 20. If you’d like to vote, and I’d really appreciate if you did, my lovely readers (all 1400 of you!) you can do so here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RSMCLVH where you can award Gold, Silver and Bronze to three lucky artists. The competition closes at the weekend so vote now, thanks.

The ultimate aim of the competition is to raise funds to have an art space in the Village, so it’s a good cause and fantastic publicity for me! Below you can see how a page from a magazine became a paper collage, digital painting and then (you decide) maybe a three-storey mural.

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The Making of X

Or how to make an oil painting in two minutes. Just film 3 weeks’ work and speed it up! Is it blasphemy or bondage? See more here.

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Mark of the Cross People

For the first time in 15 years, I’m painting again, exhibiting my work at the Sin In My Heart show in Manchester. Once upon a time, in Amsterdam, I had one of my oil paintings up in a sex shop. But as our curator, Paul Darling remarked, nobody goes to a sex shop to look at the art! When word went out that the theme of the new exhibition was sex, death, sin and religion, I put myself forward as a contributor. How could I not?

Announcing my new piece, oil on canvas 76x91cm, entitled X (the following is NSW) Continue reading

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Happy Ostara!

Ostara Hare by Mark Wallis on thevibes.meRainbows, downpours and sunshine. March hares are jumping. Shooting buds and rising sap. I feel like Tigger. Happy Ostara, the return of the sun. Forget easter with the naked guy in the diaper and all those creepy Cross People. Just celebrate nature.

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It’s All About the Satyr

Mark wallis Halloween 2013 Devil Costume

It looks like the whole tradition of Halloween goes back thousands of years, which makes me feel so much better when I’m walking around looking diabolical.

Mummery, or the art of disguise was supposed to confuse the spirits of evil by imitating them and confusing their dark hearts, rendering them useless.

Gotta love those Pagans, whose Gaelic heritage was plundered by the invention of christianity, and our loveable horny, primitive Satyr (the hairy drunken guy who will do anyone for a laugh) gets cast as Satan, Lord of Darkness. Sounds like a bum deal to me. Some of my best nights have been with Satyrs.

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