13.02.09 by Jeff

The Royal Art Lodge

Illustrations by The Royal Art Lodge. Founded in 1996 by Michael Dumontier, Marcel Dzama, Neil Farber, Drue Langlois, Jonathan Pylypchuk, and Adrian Williams in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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06.02.09 by Jeff

Jody Rogac

Another great photographer from Vancouver, Jody Rogac.

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03.02.09 by Jeff

Karin Bubas

Studies in Landscapes and Wardrobe by Karin Bubas (Vancouver).

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Taking visual cues from Hitchcock and Antonioni films, Bubas explores the link between figure and environment. Similar to the work of Alex Prager.

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03.02.09 by Jeff

Dan Siney

Photographer, Dan Siney (Vancouver). Love the Stump Skull photos!

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03.02.09 by Jeff

Michael Wandelmaier

Another Canadian, eh! Illustrator Michael Wandelmaier (Toronto).

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03.02.09 by Jeff

Marcel Dzama

Let’s see how many Canadians I can post in a row (I forgot to mention Jessica Fortner is from Toronto). Below are paintings by Marcel Dzama, who is originally from Winnipeg and now lives in New York.

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My first exposure to Dzama’s work was the album art for Beck’s Guero (love that album – Farewell Ride anyone?) and I immediately found something about his imagery really unsettling – it was like seeing a Goya painting for the first time.

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03.02.09 by Jeff

Jessica Fortner

Jessica Fortner builds sculptures and photographs them to create her illustrations. She offers a nice peek into her process here.

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04.01.09 by Jeff

Oh Canada!

Great animation from 1978 gives you an idea what we look like here in Canada. I think  the face at the 28-second mark is pretty close to my face, just imagine a smaller nose, gold fronts, and an eye patch.

My friend Andre posted this video and it made me want to go back and find all the other great films  that the Nation Film Board has produced over the years.

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