More talent coming outta Vancouver. Camilla d’Errico is tearing up the manga/comic book scene right now and was another artist I had the privilege of sharing wall space with, during Brave Art. She has really developed her own style into something that I like to call “girls with animals on their heads” style. My favourite is this piece below “Eve”.
I never took a camera with me to Hawaii because I am an idiot a light packer – so I have been creepin’ on Facebook stealing photos from friends’ albums. The place really does live up to the hype. If I can figure out how to fully waterproof my Macbook I might move back to Maui and just live underwater. Someone told me they didn’t think that would be possible but I am pretty sure they are wrong. Alternate titles for this post: “Sayonara golden tan” and “Seasonal depression starts now”.
Back to work…
I have never met William Lamson but I feel like we would really get along. He takes pictures and makes wonderful little videos, and really seems to enjoy what he does. He has had solo exhibitions all over the world and currently resides in NY. What I like about his work is that there is as much humor to it as there is beauty. Some of them made me laugh and others were surreal to the point they became almost meditative. William was kind enough to upload a few of them to youtube just so I could post about them!
This first video is called Tundra. There is something really beautiful about this piece. It’s so quiet and simple. It’s like haiku poetry for your eyes.
From 2004 to 2006 Riitta Ikonen mailed around 100 postcards to Margaret Huber from Japan, Spain, Finland, Russia, and England. “Hair, fish, a sachet of white powder, a piece of broken record etc. were sent to test the postal system. Only three cards never reached their destination.” This is another portfolio that deserves your full attention.
A little while ago I recieved an email from Rodolfo Naka, a Brazilian graphic designer and member of a Brazilian art collective called Idéia Forte. Nakakubo and the collective just finished up a great documentary about contemporary Brazilian artist, Bruno 9Li. This is a must-watch.