26.03.10 by Jeff

An Immaterial Survey of Our Peers

Brad Troemel’s latest project with Lauren Christiansen is as much an art piece as it is an art show. An Immaterial Survey of Our Peers is a series of images of an exhibition that never took place. The work in the show has been composited into images of an empty gallery. A lot of Troemel’s work, most notably his blog Jogging, raises questions about our physical interaction with art in a digital age. The images below appear to be documentations of physical objects but it is the images themselves that are the final products.

brad troemel artist an immaterial survey of our peers

brad troemel artist an immaterial survey of our peers

brad troemel artist an immaterial survey of our peers

brad troemel artist an immaterial survey of our peers

This made me think back to when I posted Ji Lee’s Parallel World and I wondered if the work was the little miniatures themselves or the images of the miniatures. How would it change the context of the work to label Ji Lee a photographer versus an artist who makes sculptures, when in the end we only engage a digitized image either way.

Read an interesting interview with Brad Troemel here.

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

  • http://www.thelivekite.blogspot.com Duthoy

    the first picture is just an amazing piece of art!

12.02.16 by Staff

Artist Stephen Lund Rides His Bike to Create GPS Doodles


Strava is a popular GPS program used by runners and cyclists to track their workouts. Victoria, British Columbia-based artist Stephen Lund uses the program to create these “GPS Doodles” instead. Pedalling an average of 70 kilometres in a single day for each design, Lund completed 70 doodles last year! Check out a selection of his work below!

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12.02.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Stephanie Brown


Paintings and tattoos by Chicago-based artist Stephanie Brown. More images below.

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11.02.16 by Jeff

Kanye West “The Life of Pablo” Album Art Generator


In honour of Kanye’s surprising new album artwork and title, “The Life of Pablo”, Andy, Joey, and Drew made a Kanye Album Art Generator. My version is dedicated to my little friend Mika.

*Update – If you missed the live stream of “The Life of Pablo” and the debut of Yeezy Season 3, it’s playing on a loop here.

11.02.16 by Jeff

OK Go’s Impressive New Music Video Shot in Zero Gravity


This is nuts! I wonder how many times they had to shoot this (and how much plane fuel was used). Watch “Upside Down & Inside Out” on Booooooom TV.


11.02.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: David Slone


A selection of paintings by artist David Slone. More images below.

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