Only two more months. Give or take. To go and see the Bodies exhibition in Montreal. The display is obviously where? 5th floor Eaton Centre. What a surprise eh? Anyways the exhibition is leaving on the 30th of April. So go go go before its too late. Trust me. It’s completely worth it. It’s only about 20 bucks so don’t be cheap. You get to see what it would be like if you stared into the mirror and your skin was missing. Check out after the jump to hear the most incredible aspect of it all. [ Continue Reading ]
Montreal, has, every so often, the uncanny nature to deliver something impacting into a sea of mediocre, cloned dribble. You hear of other “artistic meccas” that just sort of spew out inspiration and unique concepts of this ridiculous thing called art. But when there is such an abundance of something it becomes bland and unappealing. Let’s not forget annoying. But Montreal doesn’t have that. So whenever something different grows from it. It might actually mean something. [ Continue Reading ]
If you live in Montreal and like performance art (I’m going to go ahead and assume that everyone likes pornography), you should most definitely know who Coral Short is. Hell, even if you don’t like performance art, her photo & video work alone will make your heart beat faster. Combining art, gender-bending, and the magic that is perversion, Coral Short’s work is, simply put, bad-mothaeffin-ass.
David Altmejd is a Montreal-born installation artist now residing in New York. At first glance his work can be disturbing, even horrifying: decomposing bodies, matted fur, organs covered in mold. In short, not your run-of-the-mill Disney fare. But upon closer observation, the pieces exude a colourful optimism.
Ah yes, quite a creative user name: my first name and the initials of my two fabulous long-ass last names (thanks Mom, thanks Dad). I was named after a Russian gymnast, but I have no Russian blood coursing through my veins. Although, I really like Tolstoy, does that count for anything? I was born in Montreal and subsequently lived my whole life moving from Montreal to small rural Quebec towns and then back again. Oh, I did live in Ontario for a while where I completed my degree in Drama at Queens University (a degree I have done absolutely nothing with since graduating), so I guess I lied when I said I’d always lived in Quebec.
Roadsworth began creating his street art works in the fall of 2001 in Montreal. Peter Gibson, his real name, is a clever artist, invoking a man vs. nature theme to much of his art. He even showcases MC Escher-like images for pedestrians to enjoy. [ Continue Reading ]
Yanick Dery’s fashion photography is bold and sophisticated. The various series of pictures on his website are both in color and black and white. You can also see a varying level of digitization in the photographs. The above photograph, for example, albeit stunning in effect, seems to be simply a very well-executed shot. The jungle and absinthe series, however, seems to be more an example of digital art than photography.
Joel Dos Reis Viegas, a.k.a. Feerik is a professional concept artist currently located in Montréal, Quebec. Joel has graduated from CFT Gobelins (Paris) with a degree in 2D/3D animation. With over 5 years of experience under his belt in the video game industry and in the animation, Joel is now a co-founder of of STEAMBOT Studios. Check out more of his amazing work after the break… [ Continue Reading ]