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Chris Burns: On Pyrography and making art with fire
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Chris Burns: On Pyrography and making art with fire

Some time ago, I daytripped  up to Whitby for an exclusive studio visit with the talented Chris Burns: artist, pyrographer and brain behind Champstiles Woodburning. With contagious enthusiasm, Chris gave me a fascinating tour of his seemingly infinite collection of artworks and commission pieces, ranging from decks to vintage-inspired chessboards to knot-eyed bong-smoking aliens. Intrigued by my … Continue reading

GradEx 100 takes over OCAD University
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GradEx 100 takes over OCAD University

Last night, OCAD University opened its doors to the city for GradEX 100: the school’s 100th annual graduate exhibition. Hundreds of artists, designers, students and art lovers roamed the colour blocked hallways of the iconic Sharp Centre for Design in complete immersion of the multidisciplinary bodies of work produced by the school’s graduating programs. I arrived merely at 9pm, … Continue reading

The mechanisms behind LOVEBOT and the art of kindness
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The mechanisms behind LOVEBOT and the art of kindness

Some time ago, I got in contact with creative entrepreneur Matthew Del Degan, the brain behind what is rapidly becoming Toronto’s most loveable cultural icon: LOVEBOT. Starting as a mere sketch for a school project five years ago, LOVEBOT today has not only taken over the city with its concrete and painted signature robots and pixelated hearts… it is spreading … Continue reading

ARIES 27° at 416 Gallery
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ARIES 27° at 416 Gallery

I’m so happy to announce that last weekend saw, hand in hand with the first signs of spring in Toronto, the opening launch of my first official gallery exhibition which took place at 416 Gallery on April 17th. I named the group art show ARIES 27° after the Sabian symbol of April 17th. Why? Because the phrase that corresponds to Aries … Continue reading

Giles Monette: Curation, creation and cultural change
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Giles Monette: Curation, creation and cultural change

Some time ago, I sat down with multidisciplinary creative and all-around entrepeneur Giles Monette to pick his brain on everything art, design, photography and production related. Based in Toronto, his projects range from curating monthly group exhibitions to screen-printing posters and t-shirts to designing t-shirts in collaboration with local artists. I got his take on the cultural scene … Continue reading

Ness Lee’s world of sticky sweet illustrations
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Ness Lee’s world of sticky sweet illustrations

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of visiting a bright and colourful smorgasbord of pink mountains and tutu-donning sumo wrestlers- also known as the home studio of Ness Lee, Toronto-based artist, illustrator and graphic designer. I first stumbled across her work last summer during the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE) and it was love at first … Continue reading