06.05.14 by Jeff

Blood Work: Mandalas (Portraits) by Benjamin Garner

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I went to the Emily Carr Grad Show on the weekend and saw the powerful work of Benjamin Garner. This piece above is a portrait of a 37 year-old First Nations HIV positive gay male drag queen. The subject’s blood has been silkscreened on canvas. More below.

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Portrait of a 25 year-old half Chinese straight female heroin addict with Hepatitis C. Silkscreened blood on canvas.

 

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Artist self-portrait. Silkscreened blood on canvas.

 

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



  • These are gorgeous! Nola Avienne does some beautiful work with blood and the body too. Less graphically inclined, more influenced by classically baroque line-work. I am fortunate to have http://nolaavienne.com/files/gimgs/19_2redthread.jpg this beauty on my wall. :)

  • This is such a powerful medium to use, the soft transparencies create a musing vibrating sensation that really makes them feel alive! Bellisimo!

  • phoebe

    Must admit this produced an immediate, visceral discomfort in me, in the best way. Beautiful concept and beautiful work.

  • disturbing in a very good way

  • Soo Y Kim

    Fantastic!





23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

 

The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?

 

 

23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

Loving these paintings from “Out In It” by Luke Ramsey, which is just coming down at Madrona Gallery, part of his artist residency in Victoria, BC. This is what summer feels like here. Have a look at more from the series as well as a couple murals below!

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23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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