09.03.15 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Chad Murray Imagines Skydiving

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Artist Chad Murray has never been skydiving before. He has made a series of paintings without visual references, imagining what it would be like to skydive. He hopes to exchange his paintings for the opportunity to experience the real thing. My favourite part of his Kickstarter is under risks: “Maybe the parachute won’t open”.

There is an honesty to Chad’s work that I find funny but also kinda profound. This skydiving project is really about a person’s ability to dream something into reality. If Chad imagines it hard enough, it will actually become real! Help make his dream come true through his Skydiving Kickstarter.

*Chad has reached his goal; he will get to live his dream!!!

06.03.15 by Jeff

Mexican Artist/Illustrator: Smithe

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Mexican artist Smithe painted one of my favourite murals at Pow! Wow! Hawaii this year; it was a collaboration with German artist Case, and you can see it here. When I first posted his work back in 2012 I didn’t realise that in addition to being an insane painter and illustrator he’s also a musician! His band, .Stendal will be playing SXSW this month!

Seeing his work nice and big in Hawaii took it to a whole other level for me. I love his line work and the way he colours his pieces. Take a look at some more images below.

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05.03.15 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based Painter: Scott Sueme

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New paintings by my talented friend, artist Scott Sueme, his show opens here in Vancouver at Kimoto Gallery on Friday, 6-9pm. Love the new direction his work is headed, more images below!

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05.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Jean-Paul Mallozzi

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Fantastic paintings from Miami, Florida based artist Jean-Paul Mallozzi.

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04.03.15 by Jeff

Trippy Video of the Day: An Embroidery of Voids

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The effect in this video is so simple; I can’t believe I haven’t seen this done before. This single channel video by artist Daniel Crooks was commissioned by Michael and Silvia Kantor for the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, with sound and music by Byron Scullin. I love the moment when the camera makes the right turn in the alley way.

Watch “An Embroidery of Voids” here until I can get permission to embed the video.

 

04.03.15 by Jeff

Brazilian Artist Duo Bicicleta Sem Freio

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Tomorrow night JustKids presents the Brazilian artist duo known as Bicicleta Sem Freio’s first-ever show in London. See more of the works below.

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04.03.15 by Jeff

Ring Box Dioramas by artist Talwst

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Beautiful little dioramas built inside of ring boxes by Canadian-Trinidadian artist Talwst. More images below!

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03.03.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Olek

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There were two artists that worked exclusively with yarn at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii festival: Hot Tea (Minnesota), and Olek (New York). The video below captures Olek as she crochets a beautiful canoe using materials generously provided by Anthropologie. I like the part where she says “my work is never completed, the reaction completes my work”.

Watch the video below.

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