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 […]

Will Kurtz Sculpts Ordinary People

Will Kurtz turns newspaper into ordinary New Yorkers going about their daily tasks. The former landscape architect sculpts over wood and wire to reflect characters he captures surreptitiously on his iPhone around New York. Earlier this year, he enlarged his following with an exhibition at Mike Weiss Gallery […]

A Canadian’s Chicago

Writer and photographer Joe Fantauzzi has a host of great shots from Toronto, where he lives and works, but his images of Chicago caught my attention because that city is special to me. I went to journalism school there, and did novice reporting at the Sun-Times suburban papers […]

Paul Rooms: Nautical Logbook

American-born Italian-based painter Paul Rooms does such beautiful, detailed work. These are from his nautical “Logbook” series. He also does opera, fairy tales and concept illustrations, all of them with puzzle-like intensity. This is a very small selection of Rooms’ work.  See more on Behance, here.

Anita Rocamora: An Ongoing Adventure

Saskatchewan artist Anita Rocamora says her work is an ongoing adventure of mind, imagination and hands, producing creations that are figurative, narrative and often humorous. -Wearing the Red Dress Mysteria Gallery says her exquisite figurative works “elicit feelings of joy, awareness, poetic whimsy and, most important, an intimate […]

Canoe Art: Ingrained in our Culture

It’s the time of year when it’s not unusual to see a canoe atop a car in workplace parking lots , this being the start of the full-throttle tripping season in Canada. The protected routes through famed Algonquin Park alone carry nearly a million paddlers a year.  In […]