14.03.12 by Jeff

Beginnings: Marjane Satrapi

Beginnings: Marjane Satrapi
Beginnings is a short film series by Chiara Clemente, and her latest installment features Iranian artist Marjane Satrapi. I love watching any artist draw their signature character so it’s a treat to see Satrapi put some ink down as she talks about life many years before her graphic novel series Persepolis became an Oscar-nominated film.

Watch below!

Beginnings: Marjane Satrapi on Nowness.com













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







08.02.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Maimouna Guerresi

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Gorgeous portraits by Maïmouna Guerresi who was born in Italy as Patrizia Guerresi where she was raised as a Catholic. She later changed her name when she married a Senegalese man, and converted to Sufi Islam. More of her striking work below.

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08.02.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Agostino Arrivabene

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Paintings by Italian artist Agostino Arrivabene. More images below.

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08.02.16 by Staff

Pixelated Ceramic Sculptures by Japanese Artist Toshiya Masuda

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Fun ceramic sculpture series by Japanese artist Toshiya Masuda offers pixelated versions of everyday objects like running shoes and disposable Starbucks cups. More images below!

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08.02.16 by Staff

Sculptured Slang by Canadian Artist Trevor Wheatley

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Canadian artist Trevor Wheatley and collaborator Cosmo Dean install large-scale graphic sculptures that touch on modern slang words and phrases, placing them in various outdoor locations (some more accessible than others). See more surreal images by Jake Sherman below!

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08.02.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Monica Rohan

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Vibrant and slightly evasive self-portraits by Australian artist Monica Rohan. More images below!

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