Toronto artist Cat Lamora’s three-dimensional paper installation deals with the experience of a gyopo — the term for Korean expatriates who have been citizens in their new countries for longer than a decade.
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Visionary photographer William Notman (1826–1891) owed his early fame to portraits in snowy settings typical of Canada’s winters, shot entirely in studio! What did he use for snow? Lambswool, salt and paint. (So different from what the continent is going through this week.)
This project by Hungarian artist Rebeka Molnar mixed paper cut with motion to create short loopable animations
Kazuo Nakamura (1926-2002) was one of Canada’s most influential abstract artists. Born in Vancouver, he was among Japanese-Canadians interned during WWII. By 1953, he was a founding member of Painters Eleven, but his unique style
Ceramic sculptor Gretel Boose remains one of my all-time favourites. She’s been posting process shots on Instagram recently, as she readies for a studio tour in Uxbridge, Ontario. Learn more about her work on a previous Art Junkie post, here. More of the work of Gretel Boose on
If you’re an origami aficionado, you need to see these works by Madrid-based Gonzalo Garcia Calvo. He makes the intricate, folded animals and objects when he isn’t working his regular gigs as a musician. (Note the violin and grand piano that are part of his portfolio.)