26.08.14 by Jeff

Os Gemeos Paint 6 Silos in Vancouver: Duo’s Largest Mural to Date, First in Canada

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The Brazilian twin duo known as Os Gemeos are leaving a beautiful mark on Vancouver, painting six industrial Ocean Concrete silos next to the art school I graduated from. The finished mural will measure a total of 7200 square meters (23,500 square feet) making it the pairs’ largest mural to date (and their first in Canada).

The project is part of the Vancouver Biennale which has just launched an IndieGoGo to raise money to pay for the public art. The artists have donated their time, and all money raised will go towards paying for the materials and trip expenses for the artists.

I’m happy to see our city of glass finally getting some much needed colour! If you live in Vancouver, and you want to see more things like this, consider giving a few dollars to the IndieGoGo: HERE.

More process images of the artwork below!

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07.08.14 by Jeff

Janice Wu

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Gouache drawings by Vancouver-based artist/illustrator, Janice Wu. I previously featured her here and she remains one of my absolute favourites. See more of her work below.

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07.07.14 by Jeff

Adam Lupton

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This Friday, July 11th, artist Adam Lupton is doing something here in Vancouver I’ve never really seen before; he’s having two solo painting shows open at two different galleries. Positive Negative will host his show “What’s In Store For Me In The Direction I Don’t Take?” and right around the corner Gam Gallery will host his other show “Not Everything That Goes Around Comes Back Around”.

Take a look at a selection of work from both shows below.

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25.06.14 by Jeff

Sofia Nielsen

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Paintings by artist Sofia Nielsen. Vancouver, BC. More below.

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12.06.14 by Jeff

“Dossier Sac” by Knauf and Brown

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Vancouver-based designers, Knauf and Brown, have just released a new product called the “Dossier Sac”. In the same way they updated the classic folding chair with their “Profile Chair” Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown have breathed new life into a simple drawstring bag.

The Dossier features a main body of 3mm black Horween leather, with ballistic nylon drawstring closure. The handle/strap is made from a single piece of black static climbing rope that passes through a small 5mm vegetable tan leather loop.

More images below (photos by photographer Jennilee Marigomen).

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05.06.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / June

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Sorry I’m a bit late making the new art submissions post; I just flew home from Taiwan. Thanks for submitting your work to the May Submissions post, and for leaving all of those nice comments to everyone else who submitted work. Please keep upvoting work you like, it really helps artists in this community. This way work that I may not feel is a fit for the site can still be seen, and everyone can get traffic to their personal websites.

Please share your work here during the month of June. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

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19.05.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Cut Copy @ Malkin Bowl

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Cut Copy is playing Malkin Bowl here in Vancouver on Friday May 23rd (tickets here), I’ve got a pair of tickets for a Booooooom reader who wants to go! Tell me a useless fact in the comments below, I’ll pick a winner on Thursday!

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06.05.14 by Jeff

Blood Work: Mandalas (Portraits) by Benjamin Garner

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I went to the Emily Carr Grad Show on the weekend and saw the powerful work of Benjamin Garner. This piece above is a portrait of a 37 year-old First Nations HIV positive gay male drag queen. The subject’s blood has been silkscreened on canvas. More below.

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