PINS

PINS is a multi-disciplinary British artist who has an insatiable desire to connect and engage through his work. Based in London, his entrepreneurial mind and ambition formed his philosophy & strap line: Push It Never Stop.

With an extensive creative background spanning 10 years, including a BA Hons. in Fashion with Business, PINS has explored various application techniques in his work including hand-painting, graphic design, spray can art and 3D sculptures.

Previous clients include ITV, National Maritime Museum, Urban Outfitters and Clarks to name but a few. PINS artwork is now held in important art collections both nationally and internationally.

An official BT Artist for the London 2012 Olympic Games, PINS continues to push creative boundaries through personal work, as well as community and charity projects, helping people explore and develop their creativity.

'Tooo Much (blue)' by PINS
'Tooo Much (blue)' by PINS

'Tooo Much (blue)' by PINS Original Acrylic on Canvas 101x76cm / 40x30" "When the material world around you gets too much and the only love you feel is towards your objects: sad times." #PINS©2016 #iPhone #sneaker #Lipweed®

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'Shoot To Fill' by PINS ©2016
'Shoot To Fill' by PINS ©2016

'Shoot To Fill' by PINS Original Acrylic on Canvas with Swarovski Crystals 76x101cm / 30x40" "Social media and email notifications being pushed onto you daily, almost like a gun firing bullets at you, filling you with unnecessary garbage. A deeper question about the people behind these companies who seem to have a sense of control and demand your attention." #PINS©2016 #iPhone #donut #gun

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'iSleep' by PINS
'iSleep' by PINS

'Audrey HepPhone' by PINS Original Acrylic on Canvas with Swarovski Crystals 101x76cm / 40x30" #PINS©2014 #telephone #SocialMedia #iPhone #KrispyLaces® #blindfold #addict

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'Tooo Much (blue)' by PINS
'Tooo Much (blue)' by PINS

'Tooo Much (blue)' by PINS Original Acrylic on Canvas 101x76cm / 40x30" "When the material world around you gets too much and the only love you feel is towards your objects: sad times." #PINS©2016 #iPhone #sneaker #Lipweed®

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Telephones

For his third solo exhibition, PINS explores the obsessive relationship we have with our phones. Is the ever-intrusive social media actually making us less sociable?

'Sweet Tooth' by PINS
'Sweet Tooth' by PINS

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'iQueeny' by PINS [detail]
'iQueeny' by PINS [detail]

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'Slam n Dunk' by PINS
'Slam n Dunk' by PINS

Limited Edition of 20 Silk Screen Print on Paper

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'Sweet Tooth' by PINS
'Sweet Tooth' by PINS

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Donuts

PINS recommends a good balance of sweet and sharp things in life.

Who doesn't love a delicious donut with their cuppa?

Ain't No MUGaret by PINS
Ain't No MUGaret by PINS

Original acrylic on canvas

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'Elo KitTea by PINS
'Elo KitTea by PINS

Original acrylic on canvas

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'Zebrahhh Lovely!' by PINS
'Zebrahhh Lovely!' by PINS

SOLD

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Ain't No MUGaret by PINS
Ain't No MUGaret by PINS

Original acrylic on canvas

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Tea

For his second fully-themed collection, PINS explored the great British obsession of tea-drinking. A personal passion of his own, PINS invites you to share a #CuppaPINS with him. Of course, tea goes well with donuts...

Nike Ass Donuts - PINS
Nike Ass Donuts - PINS

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'Like Hype' by PINS 2016
'Like Hype' by PINS 2016

'Like Hype' by PINS Original Acrylic on Canvas 122x152cm / 48x60" "Societies obsession with ‘Like’ culture which determines social value based on a numbers game, the more the ‘better’, mixed with personal likes of a flat white coffee and AirMax shoe, as well as a personal business philosophy to live by, with subtle reference to corporations focus on more profit than ethical means." #PINS©2016 #CaffeNERO #donut #SocialMedia #Facebook #Passion #Purpose #People #Profit

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Just Eat It (mini) by PINS.jpg
Just Eat It (mini) by PINS.jpg

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Nike Ass Donuts - PINS
Nike Ass Donuts - PINS

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Sneakers

One of his primary passions, sneakers, particularly Nike® sneakers, sneak into many of PINS' works. PINS has a huge collection of sneakers, and has customised many pairs into unique works of art.

Exhibitions, Awards & Art Timeline

SOLO SHOWS

2019 April Zippy Lippy, YKK London Showroom

2018 August PINS Techover Installation, Museum of Croydon, London

2018 June Sweet Talk Installation, ITS Clubhouse, London

2017 January Lacy Marilyn & Friends, Gramercy Park Studios, London

2016 December #NoFaceLikePhone, DigitasLBi, London

2016 October #NoFaceLikePhone, Gallery Different, London

2016 June PINStallation, Wieden & Kennedy, London

2016 May Lipweed Wall PINStallation, LeccoMilano, Milan

2016 March Protest Wall, Wilson Museum, Cheltenham

2014 July Introducing...PINS, Whitewall Galleries, Newcastle

2013 December #CuppaPINS, Clarendon Fine Art, London

2012 December A Krispy Christmas, Clarendon Fine Art, London

GROUP SHOWS

2018 July An Exquisite Mess, Clifton Gardens, London

2017 December Tim Loves Art, Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, Pall Mall

2017 June Illustrious Illustration, J White Framing, London

2016 October Princes Trust Art Auction, Darren Baker Gallery, London

2016 June Summer Exhibition, Darren Baker Gallery, London

2015 November Spectrum of Colour, Darren Baker Gallery, London

2015 November Crepe City Festival, London

2014 October Turner on The Terrace, Porterhouse Bar, London

2014 August Pop Art, Clarendon Fine Art, London

2014 April Housing The Homeless, Hiscox Art Cafe, London

2013 September Urban & Iconic - The World of Street Art, Hoxton Arches, London

2013 August Inaugural Show, Work of Art Gallery, Gunnedah, Australia

2013 June Mixed Show, Clarendon Fine Art, London

2013 April Contemporary Figures, Clarendon Fine Art, London

2013 April I Bought This For The Cover, COB Gallery, London

2013 March Mixed Show, Clarendon Fine Art, London

2012 October Mixed Show, Clarendon Fine Art, London

2012 August Capital Culture, Clarendon Fine Art, London

2012 June BT Art Of Sport, Clarendon Fine Art, London

2012 June BT Art of Sport, Lewis Elton Gallery, Surrey

2012 May BT Art of Sport, Whitewall Gallery, Manchster

2012 May BT Art of Sport, O3 Gallery, Oxford

AWARDS

2009 Arts Council England £20,000 grant (Be Creative, Live Well Project)

2009 UUFA Clothing Customiser of The Year

1983 Born in Surrey, UK

RESIDENCIES

2018 August - Museum of Croydon, London

2017 May - PINSdoodles - Social Studies, New York

2016 March - Artist In Residence, Guardian House, London

PUBLIC ART

2018 July Cook Daily Truck, Vegan Nights, London

2015 March Save Brixton Arches, Art Curator / Artist, London

2015 July Whitecross Street Exhibition, Art Curator / Artist, London

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