09.10.09 by Jeff

Allison Cortson

Paintings by Allison Cortson. Los Angeles.

Allison Cortson artist painter painting

Allison Cortson artist painter painting

Allison Cortson artist painter painting

Allison Cortson artist painter painting

Allison Cortson artist painter painting

Allison Cortson artist painter painting

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

  • http://www.jenniferbabey.co.uk jenny

    truly beautiful pieces of art

    • LEE

      the 4th pic down of guy eating chips, is a pic taken in the late Forrest J Ackermans kitchen.

  • thais

    incredible! great work!

  • http://nerdegade.com adriana

    BOOOOOOOM yeah! amazing workmanship.

  • Jet

    very unique can you say gaazunheit? lol

  • Keep

    I like these a lot!

  • http://www.monsterdinosaur.blogspot.com MONSTERDINOSAUR

    amazing works, i like them 500 points.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      +2 points for the 5th one down.. extra amazing

  • skyler

    you should mention how they are made with dust!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      i wasn’t exactly sure what that meant when i read it, i guess she uses the dust and seals it and then paints over? maybe she can clarify!

  • Victoria

    alison- thanks for sharing your work. Love the large scale and chiaroscuro of your pieces. Where did you learn to disegnare/”draw”. Che bellezza!

  • http://www.allisoncortson.com Allison Cortson

    The backgrounds of these paintings are made from the dust of the subject’s home. It’s literally glued onto the canvas and sealed with a fixative. I add more dust with acrylic medium to create the shadows. http://www.allisoncortson.com Thanks!

  • Victoria

    beautiful and highly original pieces! Congratulations

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MIDI controlled flying machines and 16,500 LED lights. This is coooooool, can’t wait to see this idea taken further. Watch the video on Booooooom TV.

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Selection of paintings by artist Andrea Kowch. More images below.

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OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”



Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.


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Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset


A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes which seem to fold back on themselves. You may recall Aydin Büyüktas’ work “Flatland” utilized a drone to create a very similar effect.

More of Rosset’s images below.

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