June 2014


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auction #2

It’s auction time #2. Artbomb will be auctioning their second chosen piece, urban planning on mercury¬†this coming Monday, June 2nd.¬†¬†

This collage painting has a bit of classic colour pallete with earthy tones but it turned out to look more like a surreal type landscape. ¬†Imagine ¬†fluid, floating, soft and whimsical urban structures where underground and aboveground seamlessly merge into each other. That’s the type of city I would build in my dreams ‚Ķ maybe it already exist somewhere is outer space.

Get the bidding going!

 

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It’s auction time

This Friday one of my pieces, pastel reef under construction, will be auctioned off by Artbomb at a very competitive price.  Artbomb is an online art auction site that holds daily auctions for curated works of artists from all across Canada. They also have a New York branch. It is an exciting initiative and I am happy that they have picked two of my pieces. The bidding is open for one day only. So join them now and start bidding!

If you are an artist yourself and interested in participating, check their submission page and submit your work for the auction.

Happy bidding !

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If I were collecting

It is happening now – The Artist Project. It is one of my favourite art fairs for independent artists in the city. I participated two years in a row. This year I have been focusing on developing a new body of work as well as this new website so I missed being part of the hype and excitmenet of the fair.

Today I went as a visitor and had the luxury of time to take in the show in its true essence. ¬†I was pleasantly surprised how little I knew about the diversity and breath of works that the show presents. I guess once you are exhibiting yourself, there is not much chance to go and see everything. ¬†I was inspired and pumped up by all ways of seeing and views. I also experimented with a new way of ¬†observing. Instead of looking through an artist eye,¬†I decided to play a wannabe art collector. What would I buy for my private collection from local artists? Turns out quite a lot! I could literally have most of the Untapped Emerging Artists¬†works, ¬†Joani Tremblay¬†and Alea Drain¬†were my most favourite. Since I can’t afford to be a real collector (yet), I made this virtual collection ¬†on Pinterest¬†for the time being. ¬†And below are¬†my top three picks.

1. Comox Series One #19 by Kelly Rogers

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I fell madly in love with this piece! The image is great but you really have to see it close-up! The raw canvas is absolutely captivating and the dynamic lines draw you in. More than anything I loved those subtle drips. I usually like detailed work that I can get back to it over and over and this is minimalistic for me but I could look at it for hours.

2. from In a Quiet Light series by Lulu Ladrón de Guevara

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No wonder Lulu’s work is the chosen image of the Fair this year. I want to touch this work and have it above my desk on gloomy winter days to lift my spirit up. It is mysterious yet innocent. ¬†She has also applied a very smart and innovative technique.

3. The Whale As A Bubble by Alea Drain

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Whales, bubbles, ocean, blue, whimsical, detailed, patterns …what’s not to like about this piece!