“It is true that Robben Island was once a place of darkness, but out of that darkness has come a wonderful brightness, a light so powerful that it could not be hidden behind prison walls, held back by prison bars or hemmed by the surrounding areas.” Nelson Mandela […]
I posted this as Nelson Mandela lingered in hospital in July, as tributes to his influence as a freedom fighter poured into South Africa. He is gone now (1918-2013) and his global role remains the focus. But there is less acknowledgement of his remarkable art. In 2002, he […]
The robot is superb in this short film, the prologue for a planned feature adaptation of The Red Men, a cult sci-fi novel by Matthew De Abaitua.
Forbes has set the art world talking with the provocative prediction that a work by the late Jean-Michel Basquiat will eventually fetch $100 million. So this is a great time to look at the irrepressible artist who began in the punk graffiti scene as SAMO, collaborated with Andy […]
Toronto artist Kendra Sartorelli’s works are inspired by popular culture, the glow of television and computer screens, neon signs, billboards and magazines of today’s mass media. (Above: Monster No.3, acrylic on canvas)
It’s no surprise that Vancouver’s Winsor Gallery is featuring Angela Grossmann at the upcoming mega-show, Art Toronto. Grossmann is an influential artist who has been examining themes of displacement and social margins for decades. These inspired works from her Alpha Girls series are especially relevant at a time […]