15.12.14 by Jeff

Ben Skinner

ben-skinner22Vinyl and acrylic on Plexiglass mounted to wood panel.

Vancouver-based artist Ben Skinner is making some of my favourite work right now. I feel like a lot of artists making text-based work can sort of get stuck producing the same work over and over but Ben is constantly trying something completely new. Whether he uses paint, or sprinkles, or plaster, or mirrors, there’s a brilliantly absurd quality to it all. And if you look for long enough many of the dad jokes become something quite profound.

Lots more images below.

ben-skinner03Holographic foil and latex on wood panel.

 

ben-skinner20Gold leaf and acrylic on Plexiglass mounted to MDF.

 

ben-skinner14Infinity Mirror (glass, mirror, gold two-way mirror film, plexi, LEDs).

 

ben-skinner01Neon, acrylic mirror, MDF, Plexi, special effect film, stainless steel.

 

yourchances_web700justgotawhole_web700yourchances_together_web700Public art intervention (lettering added).

ben-skinner13Digital print on diecut paperboard.

 

ben-skinner18ben-skinner17Crayola pencil crayons, MDF, flat grey primer.

 

ben-skinner02ben-skinner04ben-skinner05ben-skinner06ben-skinner07ben-skinner08ben-skinner09ben-skinner10ben-skinner11ben-skinner12ben-skinner15ben-skinner16ben-skinner19ben-skinner21ben-skinner23ben-skinner24ben-skinner25Acrylic tinted HydroCal plaster.

Ben Skinner’s Website

Ben Skinner on Instagram













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







23.05.17 by Staff

Los Angeles Warehouse Transformed into a 150,000 Square Foot Art Exhibition

British artist Simon Birch and a team of 20 collaborators have constructed an elaborate series of interconnected installations in a vacant warehouse on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. Covering 3 acres of space with a mix of sculpture, video, paintings and performance pieces, the exhibition is a direct response to the current political climate. A celebration of creativity, diversity and unity, Birch explains: “Given the current fragile state of the world, we need unity more than ever… and we need action.”

While encouraging positivity, possibility and a safe space for people to come together, The 14th Factory is exactly that — a call to action that doesn’t shy away from provoking a response (or at least an Instagram photo). One installation is an exact replica of the iconic room from 2001: A Space Odyssey, while another is filled with 300 pitchforks hanging from the ceiling above the guests!

Check out more images from the project below or on display at 440 N. Ave 19 Los Angeles, California until May 31.

Read More

22.05.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

Lots of new videos to check out on our video platform, Booooooom TV, and be sure to check out all our director interviews in the feature section. Here’s a few to check out this week:

 

1 – Watch: “Coeur Croisé” – The art direction in this is A+.

2 – Watch: “Disillusionment of 10 Point Font” – One of our favs this year!

3 – Watch: “Orion” – not exactly sure how they created this effect.

4 – Watch: “Hills Beyond a River” – a mesmerizing journey through a city.

5 – Watch: “A Continuous Shape” – lovely portrait of a stone carver.

 

 

22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Justin Bauer

A selection of artwork and images by Los Angeles-based Justin Bauer. More work below.

Read More

22.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based OURO Collective Present “Tangent”

Last week we shot some rehearsal footage of our friends, Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, as they prepared for their first full-length show, “Tangent”. The group has spent the past year exploring movements from each member’s diverse dance background to create a story. Their unique voice is a combination of street and contemporary dance twisted into a language all its own.

For this show they’ve also collaborated with Vancouver artist Kutcorners to create original music inspired by their movements. You can listen to Tangent HERE or on iTunes and it’ll be released on Spotify shortly!

We are proud to be a media partner for OURO’s two performances this week at Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th). If you live in Vancouver come check it out! Their work is fun, accessible and inspiring, regardless of your knowledge of dance. There are only two performances and tickets are going fast (previous shows on Granville Island sold out completely).

Tickets: Get your tickets HERE.

 

OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram

 

 

22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Erik Svetoft

Drawings by illustrator Erik Svetoft. More images below.

Read More