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Portfolio Website: Stéphane Gilot


architectural drawing

"C'est en suivant la surface..."


Take a look at these art pieces that I discovered when perusing the portfolio website of Stéphane Gilot. I enjoyed seeing all of the drawings which act as concept plans for the installations he builds. Some of these installations are quite playful - like the piece below with the red stairs called "Libre arbitre" or "Free Will". This installation makes a nice visual impact with the structure a bright…

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Online Art Portfolio: Erin K. Milks

Our feautured artist today is Toronto-born Erin K. Milks, who is currently studying fine arts at the Ontario College of Art and Design. Erin's illustrative and sculptural practice offers an interesting focus on line and materiality.

 


wire sculpture of a figureR&R, 18 gauge wire

 

Many of Erin's sculptures use wire in a way that seems to reference the sometimes-intricate, sometimes-simplistic line art found in her sketch work. The wire, coiling outward and in…

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Online Portfolio: Cameron McLellan


ink drawing"Sinew"  Ink on Rives BFK 19"x25"

Today we bring you a selection of work from the online portfolio of Cameron McLellan whose work is inspired by landscape and architecture found along Canada's beautiful west coast. Cameron is an artist based out of Vancouver BC Canada and his sense of this place is a strong influence in his work. His artwork is made up of incredibly delicate line work that really draws the viewer into the piece. While…

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Fantastical Ceramics by Bent Oaks Pottery


ceramic sculpture

 

Danny Young, the face behind Bent Oaks Pottery, is a ceramics artist from Texas. His work shows an obvious celebration of nature, and an appreciation for traditional ceramic techniques.

 

Danny’s work walks the line between art and craft, often falling into both worlds at once.

His more conventional pottery is burnished and smoke-fired to create a surface clouded with rich earth tones. Many of these pots and vases also have…

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Vibrant Nature Paintings: Marty Husted


oil painting of trees in the fallFalling for Ohio, Oil

Marty Husted is a painter and mixed-media artist located in Columbus, Ohio.  Her oil paintings are beautiful in their simplicity. The loose, broad brushstrokes lend the works a sense of ease and relaxation that fits perfectly into the pastoral scenes of small towns and wilderness that Marty favours. I find the combination of soft lighting and deep, colour in these vibrant nature paintngs at once reassuring and…

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Mixed-Media Installation: Craig Brumwell


drawing of railway tracksRail (Consumption Hollow), charcoal on paper

 

Craig Brumwell is a Vancouver-based artist who received his BFA from Emily Carr University. His mixed-media installation, Rail, looks exploring objects - in this case, railroads, with particular interest in the way they, and other objects like them, are becoming obsolete. Craig has done a series of charcoal drawings of railroad tracks accompanied by a sculptural installation of several…

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Art Portfolio: Lori Sokoluk


abstract painting with red and black colors

"A Way of Knowing" 

 

Today we are taking a look at the art portfolio of Lori Sokoluk. Lori is a Vancouver based artist whose work explores colour and variety of application. The paint in these works is alive: brush strokes add sheer layers of colour while other colours are applied wet and draw long lines as they flow down the canvas. Quite a wonderful use of colour is explored by the artists within these works. To me it seems…

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Fashion Photography: Jared S. Rosenbaum


photo of blond woman holding a glassUntitled

Check out some photos by Toronto-born photographer, Jared S. Rosenbaum. His photography ranges from modern fashion photography, to intimate model shoots and artistic, abstracted photographs.

 


photo of asian woman holding a knifeUntitled

While I can see the commercial fashion industry stylings present in his photographs, many of them also have a certain candid, almost unfinished feel, and portray everyday scenes.

 

There is something familiar about these…

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Pastel Landscapes by Robin Street-Morris

Robin Street-Morris grew up in Michigan and now works in San Diego, California. Her works are strange, eerie yet calm watercolour, and pastel landscapes. They evoke many a dark foggy night or misty morning.


pastel landscape of a foggy lake

Dawn Parts the Mist, mixed media on paper

 

These images could be described as vague, or hazy, but I find that they remind me of impressionist works, in that they depict more of a glance at the landscape, a feeling, rather than a…

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Artist Website: Veronica Rojas


two panel artwork showing five snails"Cementerio de Caracoles" (Snail Cemetary)  Mixed Media 24”x48”, 61 x 122 cm.


Here are a few selected works from the artist website of Veronica Rojas. Veronica is based in Berkeley, California but was born in Mexico City. The subject matter in these works is delightfully strange. The artist uses her imagination to create odd and beautiful vignettes that leave me wondering and pondering - in a good way! Hands seem to participate in…

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Painted Rectangles: Ben Stansfield


painting of geometric shapes that looks like piles of confettiLucas

 

Ben Stansfield moved all across Canada as a child, and has been living and working in Toronto for the past seven years. In his artwork, he likes to explore complex patterns, often using simple geometric shapes and combining them in multitudes to create large, colourful images.

In his Confetti series, he uses painted rectangles and similar parallelograms, repeated in many different colours and directions, to build abstract…

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Artist Website: Liba Labik


painting of a hand with an aqua blue background"Aqua Vitalis II"

 

Today we are presenting a few examples from the artist website of Liba Labik. Many of the paintings by Liba feature hands. The hands are rendered in a fairly realistic approach to proportion, perspective and colour. I like that the artist shows that transparent quality to the skin on the hands which is quite a feat to portray. Also, there is a nice contrast in the realism of the hands and the surrounding loose and…

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Artist Portfolio: Sonya Stefan


photo of man jumping in the airATSA Performance/Choreography & Danced by Sylvain Poirier. Photograph by Sonya Stefan.

Today we feature photographs from the portfolio of artist Sonya Stefan. The photographs that I have selected to share with you show various dancers who were photographed by Sonya between 2004 and 2011. These photographs capture dance perfectly as they "freeze" a heartbeat moment of a movement that defies gravity. These moments seem to capture a spirit…

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Artist Portfolio: Gilly Russell

landscape photograph taken from a hillside overlooking the city with the sun's glare in the lensFrom "One Walk East" Series by Gilly Russell

 

Today we are featuring photography from the online portfolio of artist Gilly Russell. Gilly is an art director based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. She also works as a stylist for online and print media. Her photographs tlet me take in the landscape with a broad scope and seem to observe somewhat enigmatic moments. From an epic and surreal mountain that shapes the backdrop of an otherwise…

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Artist Portfolio: Timmothy Innamorato


Painting of a bee as scene through a fence"Coney Island Bee"

Today we are featuring some artwork from the artist portfolio of Timmothy Innamorato. Timmothy takes a variety of approaches to painting but the images I have selected are some of his more realistic works. I like that these pieces have a snapshot like quality of a moment frozen in time but a slightly surreal quality due to very saturated colours.

 

"Taken from what has become the everyday reality. He uses…

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