Month: July 2012

Gerard Gauci: An Operatic Mind

Toronto artist Gerard Gauci is widely known in Canada as a painter and set designer, especially for his still life paintings.  A 1982 graduate of  the Ontario College of Art and Design, he began his career as an illustrator and became a full-time painter in 1998. He has […]

Sonja Kobrehel: Personal Iconography

Vancouver-based artist Sonja Kobrehel likes to use symbols in her colorful creations. She works in collage, media on paper and canvas “mixing everything possible together, with much attention given to the surface texture by carving, scratching and gluing.” Each Kobrehel work is a “personal iconography. The symbols are […]

Os Gêmeos: Large-scale murals

Brazilian artists Os Gêmeos—a major force in public and urban art—are creating two, large-scale murals in Boston as part of their first U.S. exhibition opening Aug. 1 at the Institute of Contemporary Art.  (Above: Untitled, acrylic and spray paint on wood panel. 110 ¼ x 82 5/8 x […]

Roberta Chang: Boxed Clothing

Roberta Chang’s last year at Emily Carr University of Art & Design included this fascinating public work. The 2012 graduate was one of a dozen students who freshened electrical boxes in downtown Vancouver with art. Go to this site for similar work from her grad exhibition. More on […]

Banksy’s Olympic Images

Underground artist Banksy has created three memorable images for the London Summer Olympics, released on his website this week and sure to cause controversy — not just because authorities have clamped down on graffiti but also because of the nature of the images, as in child labor, above. […]