What were you doing before your age hit the double digits? Were you creating art? Probably. Were you garnering the attention of some of the biggest names in hip hop with your craft? Probably not. Well, a kid by the name of Yung Lenox is, and we talked to Alex Usow of Rhek Creative who's curating Yung Lenox's very first show outside of the U.S. of A.
On March 1st, Vancouver will be home to the largest collection of Andy Warhol prints and paintings in Canada. A rare opportunity to experience the master of the pop art movement, "WARHOL - A Different Idea of Love" will showcase coveted works by the late artist for a 30-day exhibit.
Jean-Michel Basquiat took the New York City art world by storm in the early 1980s and gained international recognition by creating powerful and expressive works that confronted issues of racism, identity and social tension. Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now's the Time opens this weekend at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, marking the first major retrospective of the artist's work in Canada. In conjunction with the exhibition, the AGO is presenting a programme of talks, screenings and classes.
Neon signs aren't just for storefronts anymore. Thanks to Dan Defilla and Rob Dow, creators of Neon Mfg., you can now have a neon statement for your room, office, or that man cave or boudoir you've been dreaming of.
Jake “TikTok” Johnston is a multi-disciplinary creator from Victoria, BC. He’s known artistically as TikTok—a name that originated while trying to pass the time in what he calls “the lethargic realm of the high school classroom,” where doodling was his saviour. While people often think of artists as individuals whose creativity is manifested through passionate bursts of inspiration that are transferred to canvas or wall, this usually isn’t the case.
What better way to inject love into a sprawling concrete jungle than to physically manifest it across the city. That’s what artist and designer Matthew Del Degan did four years ago in Toronto, when he created Lovebot. Part of the Love Invasion movement, Lovebot’s aim is to evoke a sense of wonder, community, compassion, and warm fuzzy feelings in the hearts of people around the city, and we vouch for the fact that it works!
The way I see it, deciding to be an artist is sort of like deciding to move to Montreal. In theory, it seems like a wonderful, brilliant idea. The city is beautiful, full of culture and art. The food is amazing. The festivals are world-renowned. People sip coffee in quaint little cafes, and have picnics of wine, baguette, and cheese in the park (It’s not just a stereotype. We really do that!) What a fabulous idea, moving to Montreal!