10.01.13 by Jeff

Mark Landis – Father Philanthropy

Mark Landis - Father Philanthropy

Mark Landis - Father Philanthropy
Introducing Mark Landis, master art forger. I really wish this little documentary was a lot longer. Watch below!

Directed by Terri Timely for Avant/Garde Diaries.













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



  • Paul Fiore

    i wish this was much longer as well… really fascinating

    • i wanted to see more of the news reports surrounding his fakes being donated to museums

  • Tim Roth

    Fascinating! What a strange drive and I wonder if he has any squashed desires to make original work.

  • Fascinating! What a strange drive and I wonder if he has any squashed desires to make original work.

    • yea it’s such a specific passion to copy things

  • Does anyone know if there is a longer version of this?

    • from what i understand there is more on the way!

  • such a lovely man doing what he likes !!!!

  • Patrick




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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