07.09.12 by Jeff

Geoff McFetridge

Artist Geoff McFetridge
New paintings by Geoff McFetridge, from his show “Around Us and Between Us” opening this month at Ivory and Black. Love these.

Artist Geoff McFetridge

Artist Geoff McFetridge

Artist Geoff McFetridge

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



  • He’s incredible.

  • He’s incredible.

  • He’s incredible.

  • He’s incredible.

  • He’s incredible.

  • Dalton

    I don’t mean to come off as ignorant or anything, but I was just wondering if someone could explain to me what they enjoy about these particular paintings? I think these just don’t resonate with my own tastes, but I was just wondering if there was some context or idea behind these that I’m missing.

    • i wonder if you think the same about every other post that doesn’t resonate with your own taste.  Not to sound arrogant myself, and to keep things simple, you don’t have to like it.  I recommend more of mcfetridge’s work if you haven’t already checked it out!  cheers

    • what i personally enjoy about these paintings [along with geoff’s other work] is how he works with color and simple shapes to create a familiar scene or event. these events may not be perceived as “important or interesting” to most but i think that’s what is so beautiful about it. for me it’s quite striking how he can create something so simple yet complex. the way he works with color and composition is exceptional.

      • Dalton

        Bolla: No, typically if I see something that I don’t like, usually I just accept it as a difference in taste preference and move on. It is what it is. However, with this work (and the other pieces of this style that I’ve seen) there isn’t anything I necessarily don’t like, it’s just that the style comes off as so intentionally done in style and minimalism that it made me wonder if it was a conscious reference to another artist’s work, an homage to some art movement, etc (basically what I said at the very end of my first post, which would be said context that I was simply wondering if I was unaware of). Also, perhaps you didn’t mean to say this as has you had, “not to sound arrogant **myself**,” but I tried to ask my question in such a way to expressly avoid that. I asked purely out of curiosity and in the hopes that I’d learn something new. I’m pretty sure he’s been posted before on booooooom a few times before, but I’ll definitely check out the rest of his work! 

        Kady: When I can’t get “into” a certain particular style of art it’s always really illuminating to see what other people enjoy in it themselves. So thanks for your thoughts!!!

    • i love mcfetridge’s work – he is a master of paring down an image to the simplest elements. these mundane moments from everyday life get treated the way a designer would create a logo

  • Mk

    McFetridge is amazing. Bravo on the new show.





22.01.17 by Staff

Photographer Daniel Ranalli Spends Two Decades Capturing Snail Trails

“Spiral #9” (1996)

 

Massachusetts-based photographer Daniel Ranalli has spent more than 20 years on his “Snail Drawings,” a series which consists of one image of neatly configured snails and a second image of the unique patterns made when the snails were left to their own devices.

While a simple enough concept, Ranalli sees the project as a reflection of the inherent randomness of life and our inability to control the results or elements of a situation no matter how hard we might try! See more of Ranalli’s work below or on display at Classic Photographs Los Angeles January 21-22.

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20.01.17 by Staff

Book Giveaway: Cut That Out

Creative duo Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards (aka DR.ME) have come out with a new book celebrating contemporary collage in the field of graphic design! Published by Thomas and Hudson, Cut That Out offers a curated collection of collage work from leading designers and studios from 15 different countries. See more images below or get yourself a copy in stores/online.

We also have a copy to give away to one of you guys! We wanna know what your current favourite art book is? Let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. We’ll pick a winner two weeks from today (open to all readers based in North America and Europe).

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20.01.17 by Jeff

GIRLSCHOOL x Society6

Deap Vally x Natalie Foss

 

Musician Anna Bulbrook (The Bulls, Airborne Toxic Event, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) recently launched GIRLSCHOOL, a Los Angeles-based music festival and collective that celebrates female voices. A portion of proceeds from each event go to a girl-positive organization, and this year’s festival (Jan 27-29) will support Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls LA, a 501c3 social justice organization using loud music to nurture self-esteem and self-expression in young girls.

Society6 has joined forces with GIRLSCHOOL to pair up musicians and artists to create visuals inspired by the music, to be displayed at the event. See a few more of the collaborations below!

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20.01.17 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Charlie Hawks

Colourful work by Brooklyn-based photographer Charlie Hawks. More images below.

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20.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Grzegorz Domaradzki

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Poland-based graphic designer and illustrator Grzegorz Domaradzki aka Gabz continues to create some seriously impressive movie poster designs. Click here for previous post. More images below!

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