21.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jane Q Cheng

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Meticulous holographic paintings by Jane Q Cheng who is a student at Emily Carr University here in Vancouver. A single piece takes 2-4 months to complete. Here’s what she says:

“Playing within construct of representational painting, Holographic series works with the idea of illusions. As representations are reflections of the world, representational paintings are never what they claim to be. This series furthers the idea of representational painting as an illusion. The holographic paper, being a directly reflective material becomes a literal manifestation of the illusion. To paint the reflective holographic material is to paint the illusion of representation.

It also exemplifies the idea of the importance on the visual as the eye-catching agent to gain attention. Reflecting upon overconsumption and over saturation of images particularly in the field of Illustration, Holographic series wishes to expose the illusion on the importance of style over content.”

Check out some amazing process shots below!

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21.12.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Lars Mortensen

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“In Search of Habitat”, photos of India’s changing urban landscape by Danish photographer Lars Mortensen. More images below.

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21.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Till Rabus

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Strange mix of food, sex, still life, and general randomness. More paintings by Swiss artist, Till Rabus, below.

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21.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Tristram Lansdowne

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Dreamy series of watercolours by Canadian artist, Tristram Lansdowne. More images below.

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21.12.15 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Samuel Zeller

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Gorgeous external shots of botanical gardens that look more like paintings than photographs by Swiss photographer Samuel Zeller. More images below.

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20.12.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: The Best Man-Made Wave in the World

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Two days ago Kelly Slater got the surf world buzzing with an Instagram video proclaiming the existence of a wave that many thought was impossible. Kelly Slater Wave Company has spent the last decade creating what they’re calling the “longest, rideable open-barrel man made wave in the world”. Watch the video of Slater surfing the wave for the first time below.

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18.12.15 by Jeff

Chill Snowboard Video of the Day: Mediocre Madness

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Chill vibes in this one. Oregon looks really fun in the Spring! Watch the “Mediocre Madness” below.

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17.12.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Leopard Moth

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Emotional drawings exploring themes of depression and internal darkness by Latvian artist Leopard Moth (a.k.a. Artyom Tarasov). More images below.

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17.12.15 by Staff

“Roller Derby Kisses” by Artist Riikka Hyvönen

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Riikka Hyvönen taps into an unexpected kind of beauty in the athletes who send her shots of the bruises (or “kisses” in roller derby terms) they wear like badges of honour, turning these photographs into large-scale sculptural paintings. See more of Hyvönen’s work below.

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