Heather Komus is a Winnipeg-based artist working with embroidery, found objects, plant matter, and animal matter (such as intestines, feathers, and hair) to explore the body as a permeable ecosystem. Fascinated by infestation and infectionâ€”the way microbes and spores penetrate the skin and colonize organsâ€”her creations are like maps to a subdivided and multiplied body, […]
Illustrator Tegan White cites â€śpicking wildflowersâ€ť and â€ścollecting animal bonesâ€ť as some of her hobbies. Both of them show up in some of her latest pieces (gouache and watercolor on paper), which highlight the beautiful decay of creaturesâ€”a concept that White is particularly interested in. Specifically, the larger scope of her work is about â€śnatureâ€™s […]
Dreaming women endure the elements of nature and life in the otherworldly paintings of Montreal-based artist Alexandra Levasseur. By abstracting rose gardens and Canada’s boreal forests in thick, pastel-hued layers of paint, Levasseur translates her landscapes into a vision of feminine solitude and introspection. There is a sense of surrender and strength as they melt […]
Note: Contains nudity. Takato Yamamoto paints gothic scenes that resemble erotic nightmares. He calls his work “Heisei Estheticism,” drawing on the tradition of Japanese woodblock prints and infusing them with images (often violent and sexualized) inspired by modern manga. Recurring motifs include sullen-faced women bound in ropes, rotting corpses festooned with vines, and bloodied vampires […]
Tiffany Bozic’s illustrations deal with profoundly universal themes through surreal representations of animals. The repeated animals are a reminder of individual and collective existence, and the balance between the two; where her anatomical depictions reveal our inner workings in a literal sense. The incredible detail of the illustrations makes them all the more surreal. Artwork […]
Most of us are fascinated by the work of Foley artists who reproduce sound effects for movie scenes through the use of instruments, props and more. Diego Stocco creates audio samples similarly, but takes it to a different level by making music from coffee, leaves, sand… He became known on the Internet in 2009 for […]
Rupert Smissenâ€™s drawings have an interesting aspect to them, i.e. he incorporates tree branches and leaves to form silhouettes of peoplesâ€™ heads and bodies. And these images have a visual illusion type of effect.
Although not everyone is appealed by human hair being used for art pieces, it still a material that can be uniquely adapted like in Adrienne Antonsonâ€™s hair bugs, and Kerry Howleyâ€™s floral necklaces. Textile artist Jenine Shereos has also wrapped, stitched and knotted hair for an artistic series entitled “Leaf.” “I began stitching individual strands […]
Some of Chris Natropâ€™s art installations look like they may be influenced by graffiti, because the paper cutouts resemble spray paint drippings, blobs and strokes. The artist also works with other materials such as acrylic sheets,Â laminated mirrors, paper tape, and more.
Artist Kathy Klein makes patterns on the ground with flower petals, plant seeds and vegetables.