18.05.11 by Jeff

David Ligare

Paintings by David Ligare.

Artist painter David Ligare painting

Artist painter David Ligare painting

Artist painter David Ligare painting

Artist painter David Ligare painting

Artist painter David Ligare painting

Artist painter David Ligare painting

Artist painter David Ligare painting

Artist painter David Ligare painting













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



  • This really got out of hand.

  • Photo-realism always makes me look twice, he’s very talented.

  • Vincent Michael Angelo

    The sixth one was in a show that came to Rochester a few months ago. These are fantastic, I wish I couldve seen them all in person

  • amazing light and shadow.. these are awesome

  • Zee

    Light, shodows and soft colors are stunning. Great body of work!

  • Wow, these are absolutely flabbergasting! I wonder how much one of these would go for? I’m in love! A million kudos to David Ligare!

  • wow, really really nice.

  • Matías

    So real!!!

  • Dean

    Please tell me he didn’t do that straight out of his head.

  • PJ

    phenomenal concept, well executed

  • ALICKS RENEE

    that looks like my favorite time of afternoon, around 6ish here in this forsaken city of mine. It has its perks. These are magnificent pictures. Love them all, amazing work!!

  • simon

    Very well painted. but it got me yaaawning…

  • Charlie

    As incredible as his talent is, a photo would have produced exactly the same result and taken nothing away from the final piece. If these were introduced as such then Im sure no one would have noticed and there would have still been a bunch of comments praising the work.

    • I think discussions about the actual media that an artist is using / the alternatives are a bit pointless … he decided to paint it, so this is it. And by no means a photograph would have produced the same result, because a photograph is a photograph and a painting is a painting.

    • comments like this seems to arise every time there are paintings presented that are striving for a level of realism. it is really tiresome. the idea that we should replace all realist paintings with photography because its easier or quicker is ludicrous. should we stop playing guitar because we can just use our computers to make music more efficiently?

      people that argue that these might as well be photographs are missing the point of making art in the first place.

      • Oyster

        I’ve always felt that realist paintings translate not only what was seen, but how the eyes roamed all over the objects. Lots of time was spent feeling these objects with the eyes. It’s totally different than a quick photo click.

    • craig

      Not to geek out over this debate, but after studying these gems, you would need to shoot a dozen focal points to achieve the exact same results . . . a single photo could not capture the depth/lighting and 100% focus that is represented in these paintings.

      Who cares! He paints what he wants and he’s great at it!

  • lapetitefaon

    don’t even know why I like these so much, still life paintings are already so soothing plus the ocean background and the sunset?! Man these paintings just put me at ease, first is the best!

  • RLE

    yes, they are very nice, but I wonder about the choice of cheating himself and the onlookers from the colored shadows from the colored liquids by blocking the way of light through them with other objects. It’s so deliberate especially the first one with the stack of bread. why? I’m sure he’s skilled enough to paint the colored shadows so it’s about something else.

    • c

      jeez, that’s a really good point i hadn’t noticed. i keep looking at these over and over again.

  • pia

    Hommage to Rene Magritte





24.05.17 by Jeff

Ticket Giveaway: Canal180’s 8-Day Creative Camp in Portugal

180 Creative Camp is an 8-day media arts academy hosted by Canal180 in Abrantes, Portugal, from July 2nd to 9th. The event provides a unique environment for participants and invited artists to exchange experiences, learn and create together. I’ll be headed out there to do a talk at the camp and more importantly hang with the participants. It’ll be my first time to Portugal so I’m looking forward to exploring Abrantes as well.

Tickets are still available! Also if you happen to live in Abrantes I believe there are special terms for you to participate. Head over to 180.camp for more info and to see the list of speakers and workshops announced so far (more on the way).

Now for the really good news, we have a full package ticket (350 € value) to give away to one of you, which includes participation in the 8-day camp, accommodations and food. All you have to do is share a link to your website or Instagram in the comments below. Click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of this post and use the Disqus comment widget. We’ll pick a winner in two weeks! Good luck.

 

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24.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Noel Badges Pugh

Love the line work in these drawings by artist Noel Badges Pugh. See more images below.

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24.05.17 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Chris Coyle

A selection of work by photographer Chris Coyle. More images below.

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24.05.17 by Jeff

Call For Submissions: Aint-Bad No. 12

Laura Pannack

 

Aint–Bad Magazine is looking for submissions for issue No. 12! Their goal is to put your best work in front of a crew of 15 curators from around the world (myself included). With each curator selecting two photographers, a total of 30 photographers will be feature (and interviewed) for the final printed publication of the best contemporary photography out there today.

While there’s no specific “theme” for this issue, you may wanna explore Aint–Bad’s archives or look at the images below to get a sense of the imagery they’ve showcased in the past. If you think your work might be a fit and are interested in submitting, head over here.

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23.05.17 by Jeff

Akira Covers for Epic Comics

Came across this great archive of Katsuhiro Otomo’s art and put together a little selection of my favourite Epic Comics Akira covers. More images below.

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