A Swedish Woods

This photo of Swedish artist Anders Mohlin captivated me as I was browsing, and it warranted sharing.  The light alone makes the shot special, but it’s also the composition as a whole.  Beautiful image, gorgeous spot.

Simon Laliberté: Poilu Paintbrushes

Time for some art whimsy. Montreal graphic designer Simon Laliberté makes these mustaches and goatees by combining two brushes inside his face-painted packaging. Some of the paintbrushes are dyed for variation.  See some of his other projects on Behance, here.  (If you don’t read French, ‘Poilu’ means hairy.)

Michael Shapcott: Piercing Gazes

Portrait artist Michael Shapcott has a huge portfolio of exquisite faces, and now is doing a year of one-work-a-day for 365 days. He’s helping raise money to for a full-length drawing/painting tutorial via Kickstarter.  Above: Detail from The Death of Cyrstallina, for a show in California. (See the […]

Coming Out: The Shifting Self

Sarah Biscarra-Dilley is one of the artists an a group exhibition called Emnowaangosjig – Coming Out: The Shifting and Multiple Self at Toronto Free Gallery. Emnowaangosjig is the Anishnaabe translation of the term “coming out,” and the show confronts stereotypes of what it means to exist as an […]

Rotating Letters, Flapping Noise

. Signal to Noise is a fascinating installation for Luminato 2012, an arts festival that begins in Toronto on June 8.  This work transforms random letters into legible words with a satisfying flapping sound emitted by its moving parts. Created by the Belgian artists LAb[au], it’s made of […]

Jeff Molloy: Cultural Icons

Jeff Molloy is a painter and sculptor working mostly in assemblage. He focuses on the cultural symbols of Canada such as hockey sweaters, Hudson’s Bay blankets, even portraits of  prime ministers wearing lumber jackets or buckskins.  Often, the symbols are hanging, familiar but slightly surreal. I create multidimensional […]