10.01.17 by Staff

Instagram of the Day: 75-Year-Old Grandpa Posts a Drawing a Day for His Grandkids

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What’s Astro doing? He’s touching grandpa’s nose and saying “nose, nose, nose!”

 

Drawings For My Grandchildren is the Instagram account of Chan Jae Lee, a 75-year-old Korean man and artist based in Brazil. Separated from his grandchildren who live in Korea and New York, Chan started using Instagram after his son insisted it would be a better use of his retirement than watching television.

While Chan initially shot down the idea, the birth of his youngest grandchild, Astro, made him realize that he won’t always be around to see his grandchildren grow up and agreed to create the account as a kind of virtual gift to them.

Helped along by his wife (who writes the captions for each post) Chan has completed a drawing a day, sharing everything from family memories and everyday moments to random thoughts and life lessons. Check out more of Chan’s heartwarming work below!

 

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06.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Evie Cahir

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A selection of recent work by Melbourne-based artist and illustrator Evie Cahir. Click here for previous posts. See more images below!

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03.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Leanne Grimes

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Artist Leanne Grimes reflects on the passage of time and the strangeness of life in “Unpacking Earthly Delights”, a series based on 6 years of moving (and a total of 14 different addresses) from the time she left Philadelphia in 2009 until her return to the city in 2015. See more images below or on display at No. 4 Studio in Brooklyn until January 15th.

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22.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jamie Johnson

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A selection of work by Glasgow-based artist and illustrator Jamie Johnson. Check out more images below.

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21.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

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New drawings and paintings by our friend, artist Luke Ramsey, who was recently named the city of Victoria’s first artist in residence for the coming year! Click here for previous posts. More images below.

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16.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Flory Huang

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A selection of work from this past year by Los Angeles-born, Vancouver-based artist Flory Huang. Click here for previous post. See more images below.

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15.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Casey Jex Smith

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A selection of recent work by artist Casey Jex Smith. Click here for previous posts. More images below.

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14.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Samantha Wall

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Portland-based artist Samantha Wall explores both the invisibility and hypervisiblity of racialized bodies in these series of drawings. Click here for previous post. See more images from “Dark Matter” and “See Me See You” below. Read More