06.01.14 by Jeff

Video Interview With Artist Andrea Wan On Her First Solo Show in Denmark

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Here’s a lovely interview with my friend, Hong Kong-born, Berlin-based, artist Andrea Wan as she prepares for her first solo show, in Denmark. Vancouver really misses you Andrea, me especially.

I love the part where she talks about the improvised stories she used to tell into a tape recorder when she was younger. Things like that can unlock ideas that are buried deep in your subconscious.

My mom kept an old journal of mine from grade 3, and when I found it a few years ago, it was hilarious to see how many of the stories were about someone getting lost. It didn’t matter if it was a boy, a snail, a knight. No matter what happened in the beginning and middle of my stories, somewhere near the end, whoever it was, they got lost. I guess it was my biggest fear at the time.

 

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Andrea Wan’s Website

via: I DO ART

23.12.13 by Jeff

Most Active Readers on Booooooom

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This is a special message for the Booooooom readers out there who really make running this site a lot of fun. These people regularly post encouraging comments to artists and make an extra effort to engage with each other.  Each month there are literally hundreds of thousands of people lurking around on this site anonymously, which is great, but I created this site to get to know people.

I reached out to Chronicle Books with the idea to reward our most active commenters, and they happily allowed me pick out a book from their catalog to send as a gift.

 

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The 18 readers listed above have left the most comments since we switched to our new commenting system. Thank you so much for helping me create a real community here. Each one of you will receive a copy of Danielle Krysa’s new book “Creative Block” when it ships in February.

Danielle runs a site called The Jealous Curator and I chose her book because I’m also working on a project about pushing through creative blocks.

I appreciate it when people get actively involved, and do it and for no other reason than to connect with others. If you have any suggestions for growing the community aspects of Booooooom this next year, please leave a comment or tweet your ideas to me.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

-Jeff

 

 

16.12.13 by Jeff

“Janky Town” by Rhek

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“Janky Town” is an on-going series of drawings by Vancouver-based artist Alex Rhek. Lots more below.

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10.12.13 by Jeff

“The Artificial X-mas Tree”

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I’ve never seen an animation released on Pinterest before but that’s the way DARE is sharing their tale about a fake tree who wants to be real.

The story features art by illustrator Grace Cho and animation by Eric Wada (both based in Vancouver). Each day leading up to Christmas another segment is added. Take a look, here.

25.11.13 by Jeff

Drew Young

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I went to Drew Young’s show the other night and he was showing a whole bunch of these cut paintings. More below!

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06.11.13 by Jeff

James Blake + Nosaj Thing / Vancouver Concert Ticket Giveaway

James Blake + Nosaj Thing / Concert Ticket Giveaway

James Blake + Nosaj Thing / Concert Ticket Giveaway

Heads up Vancouver, James Blake is rolling through town on the 19th, playing Vogue Theatre with Nosaj Thing! I’ve also heard that James Blake’s dj collective 1-800-Dinosaur will be back here again in April. Anyways, this show is going to be epic and I have a pair of tickets to give away!

If you wanna go to the show tell me your favourite song by James Blake or Nosaj Thing in the comments below. If you have a story or specific memory tied to the song I wanna hear it!

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02.10.13 by Jeff

Ola Volo

Vancouver based artist illustrator Ola Volo

Works by Vancouver-based illustrator, Ola Volo. My favourite piece is her poster for the 25th Anniversary of Vancouver’s Dragon Boat Festival (at the bottom). I like the simple graphic style there, and the lovely way she incorporated the “25″. Take a look below!

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26.09.13 by Jeff

Kane Hopkins

Photographer Kane Hopkins

Photos by Kane Hopkins, Vancouver. More below!

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