Like 3D art coming out of the canvas! AJ Fosik’s new series Against The Infinite is literally popping out of the walls. Everything about it is wild; the colours, the textures, the subjects. What an artful jungle, no?
I’ve seen some of his work before, but I love this format where he uses canvases. It’s almost like a painting coming to life, no? Or a sculpture becoming a painting?
This exhibition is currently showing in NYC, so if you’re around there, make sure to pop by to see it! (so so jelly if you end up going).
Gaaddd…kinda speechless eh? This installation by Sanitas Studio is exactly what we all need in our life, ya know? A little bit of light, a little bit of glam, and a touch of dirty. So conceptual.
This installation is made out of mirror boxes and a pile of good ol’ dirt and was recently showed at the Bangkok Arts Centre. The concept behind it was to create a little retreat where people can relax and forget about any external city-induced stress. It’s very different from the average “retreat” (which usually has tons of spa-like music, elves, fairies, and other stuff from nature..kinda), and if you ask me, this is quite hypnotic! A modern house or mirrors that also doubles as art, now that’s relaxing! And awesome! And makes me want to go to homo depot to get a few hundred mirrors so I can make this at home.
All photos: Sanitas Studio
Hey, some portraits of handsome subjects? Don’t mind if I do! How fantastic are these portraits by Andrew Salgado? And guess what? He’s a Canadian homeboy! From Regina to be exact.
Mr. Salgado has gotten LOTS of recognition for his work – no kidding – these large scale paintings are beaaauuut. He even got commissioned to create some work for Harvey Nichols, ya know, the fancy pants store in London (you go Andrew!).
To see more of his fantabulous work, visit his site.
If You Resist This! by Aaron Moran and Taryn Hubbard is simple irresistible (cue 80′s music). No but seriously, how cool is this?!
Aaron Moran is one of my favorite local artists (yeah buddy! Represent!) – get this – he spent a year as an artist in residence in a nearby town surrounded by beautiful mountains, snow, hot springs, and a lake. How bad can that be? (jelous!)
Even though Aaron and Taryn produce different kinds of work (Aaron being a visual artist, and Taryn a writer), they both collaborating in creating these series of pieces where “both practices hinge on the collection and juxtaposition of found materials to create a dialogue” – pure visual poetry, literally!
Love how these guys took creative collaborations to a whole ‘notha level. To read more about these pieces, head over here.
As you can see the waves of colourful art just keep on coming here on the blog, it’s almost as if I refuse to give up on summer, even thought we are almost in full winter mode – but seriously, how can you resist to think of summer when you see such cheerful work, like these Wood Geos pieces by Haley Ann? Yah, feels like instant happiness, right?
And sure, it may be getting frosty on this part of the world, but we can still hold on to those happy warm memories. I, for sure, will not give up on them, I will bring them with me into this new season. Why? Am I going cray cray? Probably, but as you can see in the video below, you gotta hold on to those happy moments for as long as you can, perhaps forever! Or at least you can try. And once it’s over, you can move on to a new happy memory. It’s never ending, really.
Watch the video below and get inspired! It seriously made my day, and I’m sure it’ll bring lots of positivity and joy to you as well. Remember, live the moment NOW, don’t worry about what happens next! That’s the existential bummer and we gotta learn how to control it. Not easy eh? But hey, let’s all try together!