29.04.09 by Jeff

David Horvitz

On the weekend I hopped over to Fillip to hear Brooklyn-based artist, David Horvitz speak. His collaborator Mylinh Trieu Nguyen beamed in via ichat and they spoke about their work in a really intimate setting. It was so inspiring! One of the projects they spoke about is called 100 $1 Grants which allows anyone to email and apply for a $1 grant to help launch any sort of creative project (you can still apply)! I love this idea.

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

I asked David if he’d ever experimented with fax machines (I had a hunch he had). He said he would use Google to find random fax numbers in different cities and then find out what time the sun would set in each city. Then he’d send over a fax that simply stated “Today the sun will set at 5:45pm”, in an effort to interrupt someone’s daily routine and perhaps encourage them to go watch the sun set.

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

David has an awesome Tumblr blog with daily creative projects to get involved in! Bookmark it now!


david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • This is great. It reminds me of a website that I’ve forgotten the name of where you leave a CD, letter, piece of art or something in a city somewhere and tag it on a map online for anyone to pick up.

    • if you ever remember what website this is, i’d love to know

  • p.s. just found out I am 420 miles from the Atlantic. Exactly. Excellent.

  • His assignments remind me of Learning to Love You More (http://www.learningtoloveyoumore.com/) which I just found out won’t have any new projects. :(

  • this is great.

    thank you for this

  • Emily

    this is awesome! … i mean awe-inspiring in its most literal sense

  • Emily

    how do you work out the ‘here to the pacific’ thing? i am not doing well

  • dale

    These idea’s made my day. Thank you for bringing his work and tumblog to my attention. Look forward to doing something fun!

    • cheers – report back here if you get involved in any!

  • go to maps.google.com and find a town on the coast, then type ” *where you are* to *costal town*”

  • Sell your good ideas that you can’t make because you are broke to him for 1$. Typically NYC.

    • i will assume you are joking but in case you’re not – he’ll send you $1 to help fund your project, more for the sake of the gesture than anything else.

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  • I don’t know how I missed this but this is incredibly creative. I love it.

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26.04.17 by Jeff

Sculptures by Jaime Pitarch Strip Everyday Objects of Their Functionality

Subject, Object, Abject (2006) – Chair, wooden shavings from chair legs

 

I’m obsessed with these sculptures by artist Jaime Pitarch that I came across on the Spencer Brownstone Gallery website. The Barcelona-based artist explores our relationship to household objects by making subtle and not-so-subtle alterations rendering them completely useless. He says the works have “to do with the human being’s inability to identify with the structures he himself has created”.

Have a look at more images below.

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26.04.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Fantasaraxia

A selection of work by my friend Boldtron, currently creating magnificent stuff in Cinema 4D under the name Fantasaraxia. Also a shoutout to Arnau, who first shared these works over on Artnau (my favourite site for visual inspiration). If you ever visit Barcelona hit these guys up, I had the best time there with them!

Have a look at more images of Boldtron’s work below!

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26.04.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Garance Vallée

A beautiful selection of work by Paris-based illustrator and architect Garance Vallée. Love the way these drawings are presented. More images below.

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26.04.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Victor Mosquera

A selection of work by Toronto-based artist Victor Mosquera. More images below. Read More

26.04.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Sara-Vide Ericson

Paintings by artist Sara-Vide Ericson from Hälsingland, Sweden. Love the looseness in these. See more images below.

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