Sunday, 18 November 2012

Miniature Heroes

Rural greetings and full-bellied hellos,

We simply must let you know that earth’s favourite soft-hedonists Grimes & Jones (artists) will soon be presenting a new exhibition of portraits:

Miniature Heroes

Grimes & Jones, like many other poster-ladened bedroom fanatics, are obsessed with celebrity culture. We find a disposable hero, through magazine columns and youtube snippets, and we begin digesting them (Wikipedia) – then we decide wether to celebrate or exorcise these (un)fortunate flash-in-the-pans.

Miniature Heroes is a cross examination of British media focus and popular culture obsession in the first 12 years of the 'new' millennium, a carefully selected list of significant British cultural contributors.

As self proclaimed 'Men of the moment' we have sculpted multi-sensory portraits to our 12 heroes and present an installation; inviting the viewer into a (grotesque) 'Hall of Fame' in which to worship them.

Using relevant tools and materials (e.g. Jack Duckworth – betting slips, ale, brown sauce, bird shit) we have rendered a chaotic window into the lifestyle and habits of the artist(s) (Paint-superior), married hopelessly with the bizarre and ridiculous world of celebrity stereotypes.

The private view is on Wednesday 12th December (12/12/12) and the exhibition runs until Sunday 6th January.

We would be moved if you could attend, or at least offer us your deepest condolences.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Grimes & Jones in Art Wednesday

Yorkshire artists and all round human beings Grimes and Jones are featured in this week's Art Wednesday.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

The Grimes & Jones Report

Memorable greetings and ay ups,

Here is a pot-bellied roar concerning the latest cultural girths from celebrity fox-hunters Grimes & Jones. These labours include new episodes of the Blue Angel, (the agony aunt all the accidentally pregnants are talking about) and some special short abusotainments entitled ‘Blue Views,’ where the holy one will give his opinions on a variety of important topics.

 Fans and those who have become emotionally dependent on the Blue Angel should also sign up to his Facebook page and Twitter accounts so they can benefit from his daily advice, an example of which follows: ‘Reading newspapers is for puffs’.

Meanwhile in the land of crusty paint Grimes & Jones continue to represent icons and spastics. Look out for our upcoming portrait of psycho killer Raoul Moat, which promises to be an insightful and thoroughly awful experience.

More news soon.

Keep calm and carry knives

Grimes & Jones (art superiors)

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Golden Tits & Jack Fuckworth

Through thick brown mud and big boned food we have continued to exist in art, here is a sensibly proportioned round-up of our most recent movements:

Firstly we created a new Paint Superior ‘The Man with the Golden Tits,’ for Kate Wiggs at her Dada night in London, below is a scientific diagram of how the painting may have looked.

In addition to putting golden tits in the capital’s face we participated in the 3rd annual Bad Art Salon, this time at Wilderness Festival.


Our entry was ‘Jack Fuckworth,’ a knob-out tribute to one of soap’s greatest heroes and an icon of life in the North of England.

Thank you to Paul Kindersley, Ellie Arnold and all of you who organised this year’s salon.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Grimes & Jones: live in London next Monday

‘The Man with the Golden Tits’ is an Olympic-fired dream of physical fitness, sexual power and ultimate henchness. 

A new paintsuperior by Grimes & Jones, this glittering canvas will be painted in London; the home of the 2012 Olympics in a protein fuelled sprint to glory.

Come and work out with us at the Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3BL on Monday August 6th from 20.00pm.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Retro video games - a tipping point in society?

What is your view on people who play retro video games? Do you think they are fat nerds with cheese-crisp breath? Or are you a slick hipster yourself? With a degree you’ve never used, a fit tween girlfriend and a cabinet full of vintage goodness?

Whatever side of the argument you take, there is a market for these things, but there also seems to be a slightly worrying trend of emotional problems, indecision and helplessness connected to the world of old video games.

Take these recent examples where the Blue Angel has sorted out problems for two men in their early twenties who both seemed to be on the verge of psychological problems until our painted prince stepped in.
The conclusion is obvious, have fun playing games, but if you find yourself sweating, jumping up and down and questioning your very existence, fucking stop it. Go outside.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Trophy - come to Leeds and be amazed

Your favourite art superiors (Grimes & Jones) will be appearing in a new group show from today until Saturday 30thJune.

The show is called Trophy and is curated by none other than Alice Bradshaw for East Street Arts, so do be proper.

Our work will tell a tragic story of gin consumption, portraiture and dealing with criticism.

Here is where it is:

Venue: Live Art Bistro (LAB)
Cross York Street, Leeds,
LS2 7EE.

Please do come along and gaze at our work, share a drink and feel deep empathy with us. We will be in attendance most of the day (and night) on Saturday eating pickle.

Grimes & Jones (artists).

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Blue Angel's Guide to Festivals

The weather is becoming ever warmer and women with stubbly legs are starting to bask in fine music, this could mean several things, but the answer is festivals.
The Blue Angel’s Guide to Festivals 2012 is now on YouTube and available for the viewing pleasure of almost anybody.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Tinned Sausages (theft)

Thieves are everywhere, including in your own house, but what are they looking for? Food stuffs of course! These thieves are your housemates, spouses and lazy boyfriends. In his latest attack the Blue Angel helps Mercy from Farringdon to fend off her greedy-guts housebitch.

Sunday, 13 May 2012


The new episode of the Blue Angel deals with the thorny and not sexy issue of fatness. Watch now as an East Anglian chubster calls for help and is well and truly sorted out by our Mr Blue. 

Friday, 27 April 2012

The Men Who Fell to Girth

Hey young world,

It’s your Artsuperiors here with a fat update.

Here are a few notes on what we’ve been doing.

  • The Blue Angel project continues to gather pace, four episodes have been released now and the videos have been seen over 1000 times. There’s more we want to do with our angel though, so please watch, follow on Facebook & Twitter and share with as many people as possible. This character is going to have a very colourful journey, so stay tuned.
  • In addition to the Blue Angel project, we are still producing and generating new ideas, and there will be new works soon.
  •  We have also had a number of studio visits and meetings with art professionals with the intention of spreading the Grimes & Jones word around the world!
  • Our collection of digital drawings ‘the Hemisphere of Liars’ nears completion; here is another page from it for you to rub your eyes against.

Yours with charity (eye) bags

Grimes & Jones

Sunday, 8 April 2012


Dear fiends,

The 3rd episode of the Blue Angel is now online and viewable.

Watch as he sorts out an anonymous prankster and possible pervert.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Lonely in London

The second episode of the Blue Angel is now viewable on youtube.

This week our Blue hero sorts out 'O,' 27, London, who has problems integrating socially.

Remember to follow him on Twitter too, and benefit from his miniature wisdoms.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Noisy Neighbours

The first Blue Angel podcast is now available to view online, watch now to get yourself sorted out.

If you need any help with your trifling 'issues' send a polite email to or write on his Facebook wall.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Big John – (in)xclusion

Last Sunday we treated the wonderful city of Leeds to a Grimes & Jones performance painting.

Big John’ our tribute to all our unemployed heroes was created in front of an audience of live jobseekers and art world people.

Amidst a storm of Special Brew, Pot Noodle and application forms we bravely depicted our man, and what a man he turned out to be.

Many thanks to everyone who came and we are also very grateful to East Street Arts and Adam Young for organizing the event.

Visit the (in)xclusion website here.