Category: Artisans

Art of Polymer Clay

  This is one of Canadian Art Junkie’s all-time reader favourites, from the archives. Montreal-based Raku Inoue is an artist, illustrator, sculptor and photographer who works in polymer clay to produce 3D illustrations, butterflies, masks and other stunning works. (Above, Below: Theatrical masks) He does intriguing fantasy scenes. […]

Dale Chihuly’s Seattle Colors

Glass sculptor Dale Chihuly’s new exhibition center beneath Seattle’s Space Needle has generated exceptional color images over the last 10 days.  The 45,000-square-foot Garden and Glass Museum is a permanent home for the work of the controversial American artist.   You can read more about the museum here and […]

Micropolis 2.0: A Wonder

One of Canadian Art Junkie’s all-time reader favourites, from the archives. Micropolis 2.0 is a multimedia universe made of silkscreen cutouts and digital prints that explores urban life and the relationships between people and large cities.  This is a work of wonder, as Québécois artists Allison Moore and […]

Andrea Dezsö – Porcelain

Andrea Dezsö’s superb porcelain art is only a tiny percentage of her extensive body of widely recognized work.  But these sketchbook plates and porcelain tiles called out to be posted. You can go to her website here, to see more exceptional work, including drawing, artist’s books, cut paper, […]

Mariana Monteagudo: Not the Average Doll

Mariana Monteagudo’s latex, ceramic and mixed-media dolls reflect Latin American culture and show her attraction to Japanese manga and mass-market toys.  The Miami-based, Venezuelan artist has been creating the Munecas (dolls) for 15 years. Monteagudo opened a new show (Humanoid) at Galería El Museo, Bogotá, this month, running […]

Fragile fabric sculptures

  One of Canadian Art Junkie’s all-time reader favourites, from the archives. The work of Québécois artist Jannick Deslauriers emphasizes art’s most fragile elements, through a mass of translucent fabric.  Her delicate fibre art spins out thread sculptures that send strong messages, covering the ghosts of cities, people […]