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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Zoya Taylor: Misfits and Waifs

Jamaican-Canadian artist Zoya Taylor’s paintings cover a collection of misfit characters in situations that speak to universal themes of pride and hurt, humor and love. (Above: Family Phobia) She has a new exhibit at Toronto’s Spence Gallery, which specializes in contemporary expressions of Caribbean, Latin and African culture. […]

Fantastical creatures, a little like Manga

Ceramic artist Grace Eunmi Lee focuses on the unnoticed details of everyday life by fashioning curious shapes that represent microscopic dust. (Click on the image above for a close-up view) “Her fantastical creatures are reminiscent of manga or folkloric characters and give shape to that which is overlooked […]

Michael Paul Miller: The Human Survival Instinct

Michael Paul Miller‘s art explores the human ability to persevere, adapt and survive, especially when the path is perilous and the end is bleak.  (Above: The Calling, 2007) ‘The Migration’ (above, 2011) is an example of the tenacious humans he paints. My work explores the sublimity of existence […]

Alfonso Batalla: Existential Decay

Spanish photographer Alfonso Batalla’s Landscape Under Construction is a gripping series of bright, modern objects inserted into the darkness of decaying architecture. (Above, Prisoner Balls) -The Joy of Bankruptcy He considers this work existential, “showing the contradiction between ‘being oneself’ and ‘being there’ . . . and making […]