11.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jude

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A selection of work by Taipei, Taiwan-based illustrator Jude. More images below.

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01.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Teng-Yuan Chang

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Artist Teng-Yuan Chang imagines the end of the world. See more images from Chang’s narrative series below.

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25.09.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Asia Tour

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Usugrow painting in Shibuya as part of Pow! Wow! Japan

 

The international arts festival, Pow! Wow!, has just announced their next two events will be back to back weeklong exhibitions in Japan and Taiwan, starting October 17th. The Asia Tour roster includes renowned artists Faith47, Kinsey, Fafi, Jeff Soto, Case, Kevin Ancell, Ben Horton, Naturel, and many others. Local artists, including one of my personal favourites, Usugrow (seen above), have already started on a giant mural in Shibuya in the lead up to the event.

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27.08.15 by Jeff

Bad Day: 12-Year-Old Kid Falls in Museum and Punches Hole Through $1.5 Million Painting

If you’re having a bad day today, just be glad you aren’t this kid. At an art exhibition in Taipei called “Face of Leonardo: Images of a Genius”, a 12-year-old Taiwanese boy tripped and fell into a 350-year-old oil painting by Paolo Porpora, putting his hand right through the artwork. The painting called “Flowers” is valued at $1.5 million. (source)

Hopefully the gallery staff have some duct tape! Photos of the damage below!

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11.03.15 by Jeff

Taipei-Based Artist: Shih Yung-Chun

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Glorious paintings by Taipei-based artist Shih Yung-Chun. I love these so much. Lots more images below.

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29.01.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Taiwan Re-Cap Video

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Next week I’m flying out to Honolulu for the giant arts festival known as Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Booooooom is gonna be a media sponsor again, and actually we’re teaming up with WeTransfer to produce an official video for this year’s festival! So keep your eyes peeled for that.

In the lead up to the event the team has just released a video re-cap of Pow! Wow! Taiwan, the most recent festival, which took place in Taipei.

Vincent Ricafort did a great job capturing the fun vibe of the event. You may recognize a lot of artists I’ve featured on Booooooom (I’m in there a bit too), and if you’re wondering who the dancing people are they’re the organizers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to put on an amazing event. Thank you to everyone involved, I had the best time!

Watch the video below!

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11.06.14 by Jeff

Mr. Ogay

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Paintings by Mr. Ogay, one of the many talented artists I had the pleasure of meeting in Taiwan. He painted this piece in the Taipei Zoo. More below.

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09.06.14 by Jeff

Vita Yang

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Drawings by illustrator Vita Yang whom I had the pleasure of meeting in Taipei last week. She’s worked with Agnès B, Vogue, GQ, and HUMAN MADE. See more of her work below.

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