19.04.16 by Staff

“Paper Cuts” by Artist Winnie Truong

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New work by our friend Toronto-based artist, Winnie Truong, who we’ve featured many times before (click here for previous posts). “Paper Cuts” was created during her Doris McCarthy artist residency at Fools Paradise this past Winter. Really cool to see her work moving in a new direction introducing the layers of cut paper.

See more images below or, if you happen to be in Toronto, on display at ESP (Erin Stump Projects) 1558 Dupont St. until April 23rd!

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19.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Michael DeSutter

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Collages by Brooklyn-based artist/designer Michael DeSutter. Thanks to Alyson Strike for the tip. More images below.

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19.04.16 by Jeff

Giveaway: Limited Edition Ultimate Ears Speaker Designed by Artist James Reka

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This week we have a giveaway designed by one of our friends, Australian artist James Reka. Ultimate Ears have just released a limited edition version of their UE BOOM 2 wireless speaker, featuring Reka’s signature graphics (retail value $199 USD).

If you’d like to snag this deluxe speaker, let us know what song you’d listen to first, in the comments below! We’ll pick a winner on May 6th.

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18.04.16 by Staff

Community Colour Mural by Artist Luke Ramsey

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Our friend Luke Ramsey’s latest mural is part of the Create Community Colour Mural Program, a project that aims to beautify 6 graffiti hotspots around Victoria, British Columbia as well as provide mentorship between established artists and the city’s youth.

With the help of aspiring artists Jocelyn Zhao and Sarah Jim, Luke created a piece that isn’t just about painting over things we deem ugly and imposing our ideas of what is beautiful. The finished product not only incorporates pre-existing tags but actually includes “invited taggers” — artists Shawn O’Keefe and Erik Volet — challenging graffiti’s tradition of tagging and territory by offering a different kind of representation and space for inclusion.

Check out more images below!

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18.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Jeff Ramirez

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Paintings by artist Jeff Ramirez. More images below.

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15.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Jamie Adams

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A selection of paintings by St. Louis, Missouri-based artist Jamie Adams. I love all the strange extra limbs in this series. More images below.

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15.04.16 by Staff

Houseplant Treehouses by Artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz

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A series of diorama-esque, mini sculptures built around various potted succulents and cacti by Los Angeles-based artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz. The miniature treehouses are outfitted with tiny details, rugs and even potted plants of their own. See more images from “Somewhere Small” below.

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14.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Haroshi

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When I was out in Tokyo last year for Pow! Wow! my friends and I went out to visit Japanese artist Haroshi at his studio (his photo of us) and he gifted me this bullet made out of skateboards. I chose from a whole bunch and he could immediately tell what decks he’d used to make it based on the colours. I believe this one was made out of old Enjo boards. Anyways he’s one of my favourite artists and Alexander Mitchell just released a nice video portrait of him working in his studio which you can watch on Booooooom TV.

13.04.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Masakatsu Sashie

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Detailed oil paintings inspired by modern industrialization by Japanese artist Masakatsu Sashie. See more images below.

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