Emerging artist Caroline Larsen’s new solo exhibition – Burning Up – resets perspective on the spectacle of a blazing vehicle. (Does the viewer see themselves as the arsonist, or the bystander who cannot help but marvel at the conflagration?) But it is the woven paint technique of this […]
What a great example of the DIY creativity of this Juno nominated indie band. Hollerado asked friends to a painting party to make 10,000 CD covers (and 2,000 vinyl) for their just released, White Paint. The base image was a stained glass window that lead singer Menno Versteeg’s […]
You might mistake Amy Swartz for an entomologist, a scientist who pins insects onto boards for categorization and display. But she’s a trickster, an artist with a wicked sense of humour who fuses tiny toy heads and bodies onto flies, beetles, butterflies and bees.
Mikołaj Maciaszek remembers his time as a small child in Poland in this visual memory series. The Toronto-based artist moved to Canada at the age of five, and now works in newspaper, magazine and comic book illustration. I found these wonderful works while browsing for inspiration for The […]
Rachel Vanderzwet’s exuberant brush work and powerful colors enliven the paintings that made her a winner in the emerging talent competition of the 2013 Artist Project, running Feb. 21-24 in Toronto. She’s one of 14 up-and-comers selected as an Untapped Artist for the increasingly popular show.
Toronto-based contemporary artist Steve Driscoll has been free-pouring urethane for a decade, allowing the industrial material to mingle with paint for creations that flow and pool. Driscoll’s approach converts the standard Canadian landscape into a whole new expressionistic look.