14.12.11 by Jeff

Melissa Kretschmer

Mixed media works by artist Melissa Kretschmer
Beeswax, graphite, paper, plywood. Works by Melissa Kretschmer.

Mixed media works by artist Melissa Kretschmer

Mixed media works by artist Melissa Kretschmer

Mixed media works by artist Melissa Kretschmer

Mixed media works by artist Melissa Kretschmer

Mixed media works by artist Melissa Kretschmer

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



  • TOASTRANDER

    These are really nice.

    P.S. I like the new lay out for each artist on the home page, Jeff! nice and neat.

  • I really, really like and appreciate these pieces! And she used very interesting media… I am becoming more interested in abstract art (I am a Renaissance, realism & naturalism type girl!). How the different parts or sections or objects in an abstract work combine into an attractive aesthetic! I bookmarked her site!

  • Really beautiful pieces!





23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jee-ook Choi

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A selection of work by South Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jordan Kasey

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Jordan Kasey. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: So PineNut

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Illustrations by So PineNut (click here for previous post). More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Experimental Artist Petros Vrellis Creates Detailed Portraits With A Single Thread

 

Born in Greece, with a background in Electrical Engineering as well as Art Science, artist Petros Vrellis has a passion for creating interactive installations that blend art and technology. His latest project is a mesmerizing re-imagining of traditional handicraft.

Using a 28″ aluminum-rimmed loom, Petros runs a single thread from one anchor peg to another to create just the right density and darkening at precise intersections. The end result is a detailed image that emerges from 3000 – 4000 continuous loops (or 1-2 kilometers of thread)!

While Petros is following a set pattern developed from a computer-generated algorithm, as you can see in the time-lapsed video above, the step-by-step process is all done by hand. We had the chance to speak with Petros about his experimental process and why hand-made work still has a place in the digital age. Check out the full interview below!

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