04.07.17 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Save Pepe

Pepe the Frog started out innocently enough as a character in the comic book BOY’S CLUB by California-based artist Matt Furie. However, after going viral and being appropriated by the alt-right, his image became an unwitting hate symbol. Horrified by Pepe’s misuse, Matt killed him off in comic-form earlier this year. But with your help the legend of Pepe won’t end there!

While understanding that there’s no way to fully control the internet or how people use Pepe’s image, Matt and Jason Furie have launched a Kickstarter to positively resurrect Pepe as a universal symbol for peace, love and acceptance through the creation of a brand new comic in the spirit of the original BOY’S CLUB! See more images of the original Pepe and info about the campaign below.

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04.07.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Sanam Khatibi

Unsettling paintings by Iranian-born, Belgium-based artist Sanam Khatibi. See more of her work below.

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03.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lindsay Stripling

New paintings by San Francisco-based artist Lindsay Stripling. Click here to see previous posts. See more images below or on display at Nahcotta gallery in New Hampshire starting July 7.

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03.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Pat Perry

Recent work from Detroit-based artist Pat Perry (previously featured here). Originally from Michigan, Perry has been spending time in Churchill, Manitoba working with the PangeaSeed Foundation’s Sea Walls program on a series of protest paintings based on the struggling small town, its connection to places like Michigan and the broader environmental crisis we’re all facing. As Perry writes in a passionate open letter for the project:

Following the decline of one economy, just like in Michigan, an idea takes hold in Churchill that tourism will now be the bedrock economy that will sustain the town. So then, a dozen artists are brought here to make the town their muse and to beautify it, but just before that happens, unprecedented flooding washes out the rail line, cutting the flow of goods, essentials, and seasonal visitors. Prices soar, and dogs begin starving. So what are the artists to do? Choice A: Paint jovial works that bring some brief yet genuine psychological respite to the village. Choice B: Cautiously bracket choice A, and instead tell the truth.

Read the full letter here and check out more images below!

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02.07.17 by Staff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: July

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**UPDATE** Due to the high volume of submissions there is now a separate system for submitting video work (short films, music videos, animations) for Booooooom TV: SUBMIT VIDEOS HERE.

Hello everyone, here is this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your art and photography here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure to post an image along with a link to your website. We will be sharing our favourite submissions this month directly with our newsletter members aka the Booooooom Secret Email Club. It’s free to sign up!

One of the things that makes Booooooom unique is the encouraging comments people send back and forth on these monthly submission posts. If you’re going to share your work please take an extra second to leave a nice comment on someone else’s work!

Voting up work is like high-fiving that person, and it also helps us see what work you guys like! Remember, even if your work isn’t featured on the main site these posts can send some decent traffic to your portfolio! The link below the guidelines at the bottom will open up this full post, simply scroll down and use our commenting system to submit your work.

 

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

30.06.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Emmanuel Jarus

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A selection of murals by Regina-born, Toronto-based artist Emmanuel Jarus. See more images below.

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30.06.17 by Jeff

A Non-Functional Car Made From Over 12,000 Reflective Stainless Steel Parts

I had seen this first image floating around on Tumblr and assumed it was computer-generated! This is actually a life-sized replica of a smashed car composed of nearly 12,000 pieces of reflective stainless steel by New York-based artist Jordan Griska. While non-functioning, the sculpture is modelled after a Mercedes Benz S550 and is intended to highlight both the aspiration (luxury) and reality (mortality) of American culture. See more images of “Wreck” below.

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29.06.17 by Staff

Reader Submission: Karla Marchesi

Contemporary vanitas paintings by Brisbane-born, Berlin-based artist Karla Marchesi. Discovered via our monthly Reader Submissions. See more images from “After Nature” below.

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