18.12.14 by Jeff

Max Gärtner

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Intricate paper cuts, screen prints, and spray painted works by Berlin-based artist Max Gärtner, who currently has a show up at BC Gallery.

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17.12.14 by Jeff

Jenn Liv

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Works by Toronto-based illustrator Jenn Liv. More below.

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16.12.14 by Jeff

Mina Hamada

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Works by Louisiana-born, Tokyo-raised, Barcelona-based artist Mina Hamada (no relation to me). More below.

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16.12.14 by Jeff

Carl Beazley

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Paintings by UK-based artist Carl Beazley. More below.

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15.12.14 by Jeff

Ben Skinner

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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.

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Karen Kitchel

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Paintings by Southern California-based artist Karen Kitchel. More below.

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“People Blocks 2″ by Andy Rementer

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Artist Andy Rementer recently designed a set of hand-made and hand-painted wooden characters, which were produced by Case Studyo. The pieces are interchangeable allowing for a variety of people or abstract sculptures to be created. More images below.

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Video Profile: Melbourne-Based Artist RONE

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Here’s a nice video profile on one of the most talented people I know, Melbourne-based artist, RONE. It’s a thing of beauty watching him work; he doesn’t even use a projector. Here he shares insights about his work over process footage of a gigantic 9-storey mural he painted earlier this year. Watch the video below.

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