02.02.16 by Jeff

Embroidered X-Rays by Artist Matthew Cox

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Wonderfully strange mix of embroidery, x-rays, and MRI scans by Philadelphia-based artist Matthew Cox. More images below!

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02.02.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Alice Wellinger

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“Landscape Series” by Austrian artist and illustrator Alice Wellinger. More images below.

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02.02.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Nicholas Bohac

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Selection of recent paintings by San Francisco, California-based artist Nicholas Bohac, who we’ve featured a couple times before (click here for previous posts). More images below.

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02.02.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Stefan Berg

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Portraits by self-taught artist Stefan Berg. More images below.

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02.02.16 by Staff

Ai Weiwei’s Playful Bamboo and Paper Kite Installation at Le Bon Marché

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“Er Xi” (or “child’s play”) sees Ai Weiwei take on ancient Chinese folktales and traditional kite making techniques for the Le Bon Marché in Paris. The whimsical display covers three areas of the iconic department store, helping the contemporary (and sometimes controversial) artist/activist reach a different kind of audience. In addition to the storybook motif, Ai Weiwei incorporates narrative elements from various artistic movements, historical events, as well as his past body of work. Images below!

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01.02.16 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: February

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Thanks to everyone who submitted work last month to the January Reader Submissions post. For those that don’t already know, these monthly posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Thanks again to everyone for up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other, it really pumps people up, and helps me see what work you like. I encourage you to share your work here because these posts get a lot of traffic and even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen, and definitely sends traffic to your own websites.

Please share your work here this month. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.
 
2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.
 
3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.
 
4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

01.02.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Drake Pickel

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Vancouver-based artist Drake Pickel aka Chrome Destroyer is utilizing Cinema 4D to create a new artwork every day this year. The series offers a twist on classical sculptures and busts. See more images below.

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01.02.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Five Years of Sketching by Craww

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If you liked the work of Sheffield, England-based artist Craww (aka Shaun Friend) we featured here last month, you’ll want to check out his kickstarter! “Vessel” is a proposed collection featuring five years of sketching and insight into his creative process. More information and images below!

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01.02.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Keita Morimoto

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Toronto-based artist Keita Morimoto mixes classical style painting with contemporary (and slightly surreal) twists. Click here for previous post. See more images from his latest series “Strange Guild” below or on display at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery February 4-27th.

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