March 2nd, 2014
Boris and I arrived in Toronto yesterday afternoon and I already feel like I’ve taken in plenty of interesting art. There is so much more street art here than in Vancouver, and it thrills me to see it wherever we go.
Last night I read about Crowded Kingdom, a show of work by a street artist who goes by the name of Anser. We dropped by to see the show at Hashtag Gallery this afternoon as we were out wandering the cold streets. I really loved the show, and wish one of the small pieces in my price range was still available to buy. Almost all of them were sold out.
Some of the faces are drawn with one continuous line, like the one pictured below. The line work is beautiful and intricate. I could probably stare it at for hours.
On another note, I’m curious to see how many other small storefront galleries like Hashtag are thriving and selling work on the streets of Toronto.
February 13th, 2014
Instagram is my daily source of both motivation and inspiration. I try to share at least one photo there every day as part of my creative routine, and I really enjoy seeing what other artists, all over the world, are working on too.
This is a short list of some of my favourite artists that I follow on Instagram. Click the links to view their work and follow them on Instagram.
swoonhq: The official account of street artist Swoon. She shares installations and street art, and it is amazing.
travislouis: Travis Louie is an illustrator who creates fantastical portraits of monsters and mythical creatures.
artistcrystalwagner: Crystal Wagner shares paper-based installations, drawings, and sculptural artwork.
qta3: Surreal collage by a Japanese art director who doesn’t use his real name.
osatosh: Beautiful and delicate illustrations by Satoshi OTA.
How about you? Do you have favourite artists you follow on Instagram?
February 6th, 2014
I’m excited to welcome Valerie and Arnt Arntzen as the featured speakers for Hot Talks at Hot Art Wet City in February. They are a creative married couple of working artists, and have been part of the Vancouver art scene in significant ways for the last twenty years.
Valerie and Arnt Arntzen are a couple who have been together for 35 years and have worked in the creative field since the early 80s. They are both mad collectors of found objects: from helicopter wings to bedsprings. Collaborating is an essential part of their relationship as husband and wife as well as artists.
Read the full description of their talk.
Join us for the latest Hot Talk on February 27th at 7pm. Tickets are by donation and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.
Hot Talks: Valerie & Arnt Arntzen
Hot Art Wet City
Date: February 27th, 2014
Time: Doors 6:30, talk 7pm
Address: 2206 Main Street, Vancouver