Barry D Bulsara (barrydbulsara)

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Barry D Bulsara

Designer, Print maker & Geek | Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK

www.barrydbulsara.com

Description:

I would describe my work as graphic in style (not in content), often incorporating typography with a humorous and tongue in cheek approach with a good measure of geekery thrown in! I mainly work in the medium of hand pulled screen printing using acrylic based inks on paper but also produce illustrations using digital as well as traditional techniques.

My inspiration and subject matter mainly comes from popular contemporary culture and almost anything sci-fi. There‘s no deep meaning or conceptual theory to my art, and it isn’t meant to be taken too seriously!

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Alcon 2013!

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Hi, all. This Saturday and Sunday I’ve got a stand at Alcon 2013 – Leicester’s Anime and Gaming Convention, it’s my first time attending an event like this and am looking forward to meeting plenty of fellow geeks! Join us!!!

The video below shows last years event:

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3rd Sep

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In legal trouble? Better Call Saul!

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In legal trouble? Better Call Saul!

The inspiration for this print comes from one of my favourite TV shows at the moment ‘Breaking Bad’ for those who haven’t seen it I highly recommend you give it a try! Saul Goodman is VERY unethical lawyer, but very good at helping his criminal clients off the hook, plus he’s very funny too!

This 2 colour hand pulled screen print measures 42cm x 59cm (approx) and is printed on 250gsm Annigoni acid free art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of..

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28th Jun

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The Big Lebowski

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The Big Lebowski

A print that’s inspired by two of my favourite things Kahlua and The Big Lebowski. For the few of you that don’t know the Dude is a character from the film ‘The Big Lebowski’ played by the great Jeff Bridges and I probably shouldn’t admit this but the Dude is a bit of a personal role model of mine  I can often be found wearing my dressing gown and slippers during the day, as well as other traits!

So here is my tribute to a great film and character. Perfect for any home, it will re..

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26th Jun

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Greeting Cards for the Geeks in your life!

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Greeting Cards for the Geeks in your life!

After many requests I’ve finally got round to printing a set of 5 greeting cards based on some of my print designs.

Hand printed onto a natural white 250gsm art stock. The colour is a very dark pearlescent grey/black, I use high quality, nontoxic, water based ink, so they are environmentally friendly.

The cards measure 5” x 5″, each are initialed and are blank inside, come with a matching envelope and are enclosed in a clear cellophane sleeve for protection.

The set of 5 cards i..

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28th May

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It’s Lovely up North!

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It’s Lovely up North!

A couple of weeks ago I was given the opportunity to hold an exhibition of my screen prints in the DaDa bar a very cool music/pub in the centre of Sheffield. The exhibition will be up until Sunday 4th August 2013, so if your in the area and haven’t seen my work before check it out!

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27th May

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Film & Print!

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Film & Print!

This month saw the culmination of a joint project between members of the Leicester Print Workshop and SevenFive Productions. The project was designed as an opportunity for cross pollination, skills sharing and creative collaboration between filmmakers and printmakers. There was a premier at the Phoenix Cinema in Leicester – an exhibition and screening of work produced by LPW printmakers and local filmmakers working in collaboration.

I was paired with film maker Thomas Tyrrell. We decided to mak..

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27th May

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The Boss

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The Boss

The title say’s it all, one of my favourite singer songwriters of all time and the first vinyl single I ever bought (Glory Days). Based on a previously done canvas piece I did a while a go, now available as a very limited run of screen prints. Enjoy!

This 3 colour hand pulled screen print measures 50cm x 50cm (approx) and is printed on 270gsm acid free art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of only 50 so once they’re gone they’re gone.

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2nd May

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Tumbler Down

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Tumbler Down

So who does Batman call when the Tumbler breaks down? A little tribute to a great trilogy of Batman films by Christopher Nolan, enjoy!

This 2 colour hand pulled screen print measures 43cm x 34cm (approx) and is printed on acid free 315gsm Heritage art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of 150 so as always once they’re gone they’re gone.

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2nd May

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The Kids are alright

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The Kids are alright

Yesterday I was invited back to my old school Rawlins by my dear friend Hayley Fern to show her after school art club a selection of my work. They were a very lovely group of 5-8 year olds and I think they liked some of my stuff, although it was sad that they didn’t know who William Shatner was

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26th Apr

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My first video interview!

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If you ever wanted to know where my inspiration comes from and my process, now you can! This video interview was my prize from Dusk 2 Dawn for one of my prints exhibited at the Open 24 2013 exhibition at New Walk Gallery in Leicester.

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19th Mar

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Weasley’s Wheezes!

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Weasley’s Wheezes!

I’ve been wanting to do a screen print based on Harry Potter for sometime now, but I couldn’t think of an approach that was a bit different and unique. Then when I was doing some research for a completely different project I came across some images of old victorian advertising and was inspired. So here is my tribute to great series of books and films. Enjoy.

This one colour hand pulled screen print measures 50cm x 70cm (approx) and is printed on acid free 250gsm BFK Reeves Tan art stock. Each..

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18th Mar

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Notts Uni Website prmo!

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Notts Uni Website prmo!

Got my art featured on a cool website for Notts Uni designed by Emma Black. The pic was taken in The Nottingham Orange Tree where I’ve got a fair few of my pieces on display. You can see the site here: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/virtual_open_day/#nightlife

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20th Feb

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Leicester 24 Open Art Exhibition

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Leicester 24 Open Art Exhibition

Yesterday I attended the private view for the Leicester 24th annual open art exhibition at the New Walk Museum in which I’ve got two of my prints on display.

During the evening there was a presentation of awards downstairs, I decided to stay upstairs chatting to fellow artists as I never win anything at these things but much to my surprise I had won two prizes and so missed my brief time in the spotlight doh!

The first was two tickets to see a show at DeMontfort Hall the second was from t..

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3rd Feb

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Nottingham Contemporary!

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Nottingham Contemporary!

Last weekend I had a stall at the Nottingham Contemporary arts and craft fair, which was my most successful craft fair to date. So I would just like to say a big thanks to everyone that came, and especially to those that parted with their hard earned cash and bought one of my screen prints!

I’ve also got a stall at the Makers Mart craft fair coming up at the Curve theatre in Leicester this weekend, I’ll post more info soon!.

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6th Dec

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Going Solo

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Going Solo

The very nice people at The Leicester Print Workshop have given me the opportunity to hold my very first solo exhibition at the Print Room, their exhibition space at the LCB Depot in Leicester. It runs from 23rd November 2012 until 28th February 2013 more details below.

A big thank you to Sarah Kirby for her help in putting up the exhibition.

LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1RE. Please ring LCB Depot on (0116) 261 6800 to confirm opening times before making your visit.

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23rd Nov

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Passion 2 Print

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Passion 2 Print

Hello all!

Well it’s beginning to get busy in the run up to Christmas and I should have some new prints to show you soon! I’ve also had two of my latest prints selected for the Leicester Passion 2 Print Exhibition! I was very chuffed that they picked both of my entries.

Passion2Print is Leicester Print Workshop’s biennial celebration of contemporary fine art printmaking. Exclusively featuring the work of LPW artists, it is a high-quality showcase for printmaking today. Reflecting its ..

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17th Oct

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Kissing Troopers

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Kissing Troopers

Inspired by the stencil works of Banksy and based on a previously done canvas piece I did a while a go, now available as a limited run of screen prints.

This 2 colour hand pulled screen print measures 34cm x 42cm (approx) and is printed on acid free 270gsm art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of 250 so as always once they’re gone they’re gone.

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21st Sep

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Sometimes You Get What You Need

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Sometimes You Get What You Need

This is another print I did with the theme of Story telling in music. The Rolling Stones have always been a favourite band of mine and this is one of their classics. I think the quote is very apt especially in these days of austerity.

This 2 colour hand pulled screen print measures 42cm x 59cm (approx) and is printed on acid free 270gsm art stock. Each print is signed & numbered and is strictly limited to an edition of 150 so as always once they’re gone they’re gone.

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21st Sep

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High Fidelity

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High Fidelity

I did this print for an up-coming exhibition of prints with the theme of Story telling in music. High Fidelity is one of the few films I’ve seen that I’ve also read the book from which it was based and both are excellent! This is a quote from the book that has always stuck with me, as like most teenagers (and adults) I was prone to listening to music that could be described as melancholy when I was feeling feeling down, which I’m sure didn’t help!

This 3 colour hand pulled screen print me..

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21st Sep

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Passion 2 Print 2012

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Hi all, Well it’s been a really hectic past couple of months and not due to print making unfortunately. Well I’m getting back in to the swing of things and will have some new print design to show you soon!

I found out this week that two of the new prints I’ve recently produced have been accepted in to the Passion 2 Print: Storytelling in Music exhibition!

Passion2Print is Leicester Print Workshop’s biennial celebration of contemporary fine art printmaking. Exclusively featuring..

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20th Sep

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6th London Burlesque Festival

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6th London Burlesque Festival

On Saturday I went to the Brush with Burlesque art exhibition at the East Gallery in Brick Lane, London where my Burlesque Festival print was on display and sale. It was a really good exhibition with a great mix of styles and artists. It was also very nice to meet the organisers Mark and Sarah Bell, so a big thanks to them for exhibiting my print!

Afterwards I attended a show at the 6th London burlesque festival, courtesy of two comp tickets from the organiser Chaz Royal, so thank you to you too!..

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14th May

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