The Art of GAH!

The  Art of GAH!

Garfield of London’s contemporary art ‘The Art of GAH!‘ is driven by his investigation into emotion, memory, self-liberation, and transformation. His intention is that his creations function as an agent of positive behaviour change.

Central to this work is ‘The Symbol of GAH!’ a visual aesthetic signifying – good thoughts – good words – good actions. By creating an interactive dynamic in this work Garfield presents the tradition of symbolism art into a daily practice. This revival of a past tradition is experienced as an act of meditation.

‘The Art of GAH!‘ creates intense personal moments for the viewer by means of conveying dreams and the unconscious with surreal abstraction, luring the viewer round and round towards a sense of personal freedom.

By incorporating in his work the Person Centred psychodynamic model of American psychologist Carl Rodgers, the viewers’ experiences are generated from both personal interpretation and discovered hidden meanings.
[Carl Rodgers (1902 – 1987) one of the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology]

‘The Art of GAH!’ is a combination of conceptual artworks, sculptures, mixed media art, installations, fragrance, meditation, video, and music.

 
For all original artworks contact: Harvey Brookstein
 

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About the artist

Garfield has worked as an artist and talking therapist for several years. Trained in Fashion at the London Institute in 1986, his artistic enquiry led him to Covent Garden where he collaborated with Hip Hop street artists and performers to explore and develop an 80s avant garde London street style aesthetic. Using symbolism as a tool to demonstrate artistic ideas from this time became part of his art practice.
[Sky Magazine, June 4 – June 17, 1987]

Garfield studied Fashion at the London Institute in 1986 before working as a music photojournalist. He later spent 2005 – 2009 working at Chelsea College of Art and Design – Phd. Research Office. He is currently the lead investigator in a GF-AHRG funded research study into ‘The effectiveness of talking therapies in behaviour change’.

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Event dates

GAH! FreeToBeYou @The V&A museum

GAH! FreeToBeYou @The V&A museum
(This series of events will run on every Friday from the 23rd September – 28th of October 2016. Places are limited to 10 guests per session.)

Friday 23rd of September, 7 – 8 pm, meet at reception at 6.45pm
Friday 30th of September, 7 – 8 pm, meet at reception at 6.45pm
Friday 7th of October, 7 – 8 pm, meet at reception at 6.45pm
Friday 21st of October, 7 – 8 pm, meet at reception at 6.45pm
Friday 28th of October, 7 – 8 pm, meet at reception at 6.45pm

Choose your date and RSVP here

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

GAH! FreeToBeYou @MAAT – Lisbon
Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology – Lisbon, Portugal
13th – 16th October 2016

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GAH! FreeToBeYou @DOX – Prague
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art – Prague, Czech Republic
14th – 17th January 2017

 
GAH! FreeToBeYou @TRIBE17 International Art Festival – London
The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, Southbank – London, UK
12th – 15th October 2017

 

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“The 17th Day” – On every 17th day of the month LOVE YOU ❤

The 17th Day is a Conceptual Art event which takes place every month focusing on self love.
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On this day YOU should celebrate all the things that you love about yourself, just take a few moments to LOVE YOU! ❤
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I will present a new conceptual artwork on every 17th day and be hosting several events on this day throughout 2018.

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The 17th Day is a Conceptual Art event which takes place every month on the 17th focusing on self love. . On this day YOU should celebrate all the things that you love about yourself, just take a few moments to LOVE YOU! ❤ . I want YOU to become part of my art, so be ready, I may call on you to share something you LOVE about YOU! . I will share a new "GAH! FreeToBeYou" conceptual artwork on every 17th day and be hosting several events on this day during the year. . Enjoy 2018 ❤ • #The17thDay #17thDay #TheArtOfGah #Conceptualart #GahFreeToBeYou #GarfieldOfLondon #mindfulness #meditation #VisualFocusing #VitalBreathing #MovingMeditation #Pleasurenotic #perfume #fragrance #contemporaryart #modernart #love #instagood #smile #happy #iamherenow #dreams #newbeginnings #inspired #joyful #refreshed #renewed #mindset

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17th of FEBURARY 2018
“ADORE” by Garfield of London,
Acrylic ink on canvas H 76cm x W 66cm x 10cm

Exhibited at “The​ ​Best​ ​You​ ​Expo​ ​2018″​ at Olympia, London

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17th Feb 2018 "ADORE" by Garfield of London, Acrylic ink on canvas H 76cm x W 66cm x 10cm . On every 17th day of the month LOVE YOU ❤ . Focus on the Symbol and Listen to your Breath. . Take a few moments to consider and reflect on what you ADORE about yourself, the qualities that enrich your life and those around you. . Whether it's the way you smile or something you do with friends & family, just take a few moments to remember and enjoy these facts. . Focus on the Symbol and Listen to your Breath. ❤ • #17thday #the17thday #LoveYou #TheArtOfGah #Conceptualart #GahFreeToBeYou #GarfieldOfLondon #mindfulness #meditation #VisualFocusing #VitalBreathing #MovementMeditation #Pleasurenotic #perfume #fragrance #contemporaryart #modernart #artboom #artiststudio #dezeen #artist #studiotoday #avantgarde #curator #gallery

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17th of MARCH 2018
“ORGANIC GROWTH” by Garfield of London
Moss and mustard on jute & rubber, H 50cm x W 30cm x D 5cm

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17th of March 2018 "ORGANIC GROWTH" by Garfield of London, Moss and mustard on jute & rubber, H 50cm x W 30cm x D 5cm . On every 17th day of the month LOVE YOU ❤ . ORGANIC GROWTH – You can choose to develop & grow to become more than you are today. . View the artwork above and Focus on the Symbol and Listen to your Breath, sit back and reflect on how you have developed as a person that makes you the most happy. .  Share your thoughts in the comments box below. . ❤ TAKE the TIME to be KIND to your MIND ❤ •  #17thday #the17thday #LoveYou #TheArtOfGAH #GahFreeToBeYou #GarfieldOfLondon #Conceptualart #mindfulness #meditation #VisualFocusing #VitalBreathing #Pleasurenotic #MovingMeditation #perfume #fragrance #contemporaryart #mordernart #love #instagood #smile #happy #iamherenow #dreams #newbeginings #inspired #joyful #refreshed #renewed #mindset

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17th of APRIL 2018
“CUBIC EXPRESSION: The Planting of Seeds” by Garfield of London
Pleaseaurenotic video

Exhibited at The Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, London

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17th of April 2018 "CUBIC EXPRESSION: The Planting of Seeds" by Garfield of London, Pleaseaurenotic video. . On every 17th day of the month LOVE YOU ❤ CUBIC EXPRESSION: The Planting of Seeds – Remember, the simple pleasures of life have always been with you. . Make yourself comfortable and take time to view the artwork above, Focus on the Symbol and Listen to your Breath. Now sit back and reflect on what you have right now in your life that really makes you happy. The happiness in your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts. . ❤ TAKE the TIME to be KIND to your MIND ❤ • #17thday #the17thday #LoveYou #TheArtOfGAH #GahFreeToBeYou #GarfieldOfLondon #Conceptualart #mindfulness #meditation #VisualFocusing #VitalBreathing #Pleasurenotic #MovingMeditation #perfume #fragrance #contemporaryart #mordernart #love #instagood #smile #happy #iamherenow #dreams #newbeginings #inspired #joyful #refreshed #renewed #mindset #TheAceHotellondon

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17th of May 2018
“CUBIC EXPRESSION: Find Your Miraculous” by Garfield of London
Acrylic and digital inks on canvas, and grass, flora, and twigs
H 3m X W 3m

Exhibited at Queen Caroline’s Temple, Kensington Gardens, London

17th of June 2018
“Pick your spot – Choose your position” by Garfield of London,
Mixed media
H 1m X W 1m

Exhibited at Tate Modern, London

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17th of June 2018 "Pick your spot – Choose your position" by Garfield of London, Mixed media, H 1m X W 1m . On every 17th day of the month LOVE YOU ❤ . Take a few moments now to consider where you need to place yourself to achieve what you need. Think of who you are, where you want to be, and what you really want to do. Make your ambition to choose your position. . ❤ Focus on the Symbol and Listen to your Breath ❤ • #17thday #the17thday #TheArtOfGAH #GahFreeToBeYou #GarfieldOfLondon #Conceptualart #mindfulness #meditation #VisualFocusing #VitalBreathing #Pleasurenotic #MovingMeditation #perfume #fragrance #contemporaryart #mordernart #love #instagood #smile #happy #iamherenow #dreams #newbeginings #inspired #joyful #refreshed #renewed #mindset #TateModern

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17th of July 2018
“Back To You – return to yourself” by Garfield of London
Acrylic and glass on canvas
H 42cm X W 30cm

Exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London

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17th of July 2018 "Back To You – return to yourself" by Garfield of London, Acrylic and glass on canvas, H 42cm X W 30cm . On every 17th day of the month LOVE YOU ❤ . Take time to re-discover the beauty & strength of you. . Happiness means loving yourself and being less concerned with the approval of others. . Love yourself completely, return to the root of your own energy. . ❤ Focus on the Symbol and Listen to your Breath ❤ • Special thanks to @saffron.grace and @well_dove . #17thday #the17thday #TheArtOfGAH #GahFreeToBeYou #GarfieldOfLondon #Conceptualart #mindfulness #meditation #VisualFocusing #VitalBreathing #Pleasurenotic #MovingMeditation #perfume #fragrance #contemporaryart #mordernart #love #instagood #smile #happy #iamherenow #dreams #newbeginings #inspired #joyful #refreshed #renewed #mindset #artoftheday #royalacademyofarts

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17th of August 2018
“Behind the Mask” by Garfield of London
Mixed media Pleasurenotic.

Exhibited at Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

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17th of August 2018 "Behind the Mask" by Garfield of London, Mixed media Pleasurenotic. . On every 17th day of the month LOVE YOU ❤ . Take time today to celebrate your personal journey. . Think of all the ways you have developed since you were a child. You have grown, you have knowledge & skills, and you are free to choose what you want.. . But what do you really need??? . ❤ TAKE the TIME to be KIND to your MIND ❤ • Soundtrack 'The Calling' by @3rdstream . #17thday #the17thday #TheArtOfGAH #GahFreeToBeYou #GarfieldOfLondon #Conceptualart #mindfulness #meditation #VisualFocusing #VitalBreathing #Pleasurenotic #MovingMeditation #contemporaryart #mordernart #love #instagood #smile #happy #iamherenow #dreams #newbeginnings #collectmemoriesnotthings #inspired #joyful #refreshed #mindset #WeAreAllWindrush #edinburghartfestival #artcanorg #artcanhour

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17th of September 2018
“ICU – Beginning and the End” by Garfield of London
Conceptual Functional Sculpture

Exhibited at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow

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17th of September 2018 "ICU – Beginning and the End" by Garfield of London, Conceptual Functional Sculpture. . On every 17th day of the month LOVE YOU ❤ . Don't wait, until its too LATE. START to love you today. ENJOY your LIFE while you can. . ❤ TAKE the TIME to be KIND to your MIND ❤ • ****Dedicated to ❤ CURLINE ❤**** . Special thanks for all your help to Dr Akanle, Dr Dean, Dr Sarhanis, and all the ICU nursing staff and Eastlake ward staff. • #17thday #the17thday #TheArtOfGAH #GahFreeToBeYou #GarfieldOfLondon #Conceptualart #mindfulness #meditation #VisualFocusing #VitalBreathing #Pleasurenotic #MovingMeditation #contemporaryart #mordernart #love #instagood #smile #happy #iamherenow #dreams #newbeginnings #collectmemoriesnotthings #inspired #joyful #refreshed #mindset #WeAreAllWindrush #northwickparkhospital #artcanorg #artcanhour

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First Edition prints

GAH-Prints
 
Giclée Fine Art prints on Photo Rag Hahnemühle German Etching paper.
First Edition prints – (Unframed).

Organic Growth 29.7 x 42.0cm £100
Organic Growth
29.7 x 42.0cm
£200 ~ Order now
There Are Always Choices with GAH 29.7 x 42.0cm £100
There Are Always Choices with GAH!
29.7 x 42.0cm
£200 ~ Order now
Euphoric Recall 29.7 x 42.0cm £100
Euphoric Recall
29.7 x 42.0cm
£200 ~ Order now
Fragments of the Unseen You 29.7 x 42.0cm £100
Fragments of the Unseen You
29.7 x 42.0cm
£200 ~ Order now
Polymorphous Desire 29.7 x 42.0cm £100
Polymorphous Desire
29.7 x 42.0cm
£200 ~ Order now
Passion and Desire, Believe in Being Better 29.7 x 42.0cm £100
Passion and Desire, Believe in Being Better
29.7 x 42.0cm
£200 ~ Order now
Karlaful 29.7 x 42.0cm £100
Karlaful
29.7 x 42.0cm
£200 ~ Order now
BAL-CON-MED-FOC 29.7 x 42.0cm £70
BAL-CON-MED-FOC
29.7 x 42.0cm
£200 ~ Order now
Inner Vision Quest 42.0 x 29.7cm £100
Inner Vision Quest
42.0 x 29.7cm
£200 ~ Order now
There's Joy In Repetition 42.0 x 29.7cm £70
There’s Joy In Repetition
42.0 x 29.7cm
£200 ~ Order now

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The ‘Nerea’ series

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. This is from the "Nerea" series and is titled: "Nerea Carrion Sanchis" • In the language of my GAH! FreeToBeYou multi-sensory experience I have created a term called "Nerea". . Nerea = The feeling you get inside that brings a warm smile-laugh to your face. . The intention is that when the viewer comes to focus on the artwork they should 'Focus on the symbol and listen to their breath' while bringing to mind the emotion from a past experience that made them smile-laugh. • . . #TheArtOfGah #Conceptualart #GahFreeToBeYou #GarfieldOfLondon #mindfulness #meditation #VisualFocusing #VitalBreathing #MovementMeditation #Pleasurenotic #perfume #fragrance #contemporaryart #modernart #love #instagood #smile #happy #iamherenow #dreams #newbeginnings #inspired #joyful #refreshed #renewed #mindset

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