Marko Stout and his Chelsea Girls: Fierce & Independent

Portrait of a beautiful teenager in jeans shorts posing outdoors sexyMarko Stout is a multimedia artist and film director based in New York City, known for his fierce depictions of the contemporary urban female. In his newest series, “Chelsea Girls” the women are alienated from their abstracted city backgrounds, seemingly unaware of the industrial grit and fast-paced energy of their surroundings.

In “Chelsea Girls,” Marko offers a window into the essence of city life, while blending in a burst of female vigor. As we are plunged into this obscure scene, we become lost in the electric colors and dynamic brushstrokes, which ignite against the women’s organic sensuality. Continue reading

Glass Artist and Sculptor–Tommy James Cudmore

Tommy CudmoreCoolRobos started his professional artistic career at 17 using acrylic, a clear plastic material that shares certain attributes with glass. Eventually realizing acrylic has limitations which glass does not, he applied to Sheridan College for Glassblowing. After his first year at Sheridan he acquired a residency at “The Red Barns” glass studio in Picton, Ontario. There he discovered his love of teaching the material to newcomers. Following his second year of education at Sheridan Tommy moved to Campbell River, British Columbia to work at “Tideline Gallery” as a lampworker and furnace blower. There he gained a new appreciation for technique, the material, and the studio environment. His organized and meticulous glassblowing style has given him many opportunities including assisting some of Canada’s most well-known glassblowers. After only eight years of working with the material he is a self-employed glass sculptor and full time resident of the Living Arts Center in Mississauga Ontario. Continue reading

Julien’s Auctions Supports Street Art!

Banksy-no

Julien’s Auctions has quickly established itself as the premier auction house in high profile celebrity and entertainment auctions. Julien’s Auctions supports street artists, and this year is celebrating the exclusive works of graffiti artist, Banksy.

Art collectors from around the globe have the chance to bid on several highly sought after Banksy art pieces, including Bomb Hugger- a two-tone stencil on a cardboard placard, featuring a girl hugging an aerial bomb above the caption “NO.” The stencil was created by Banksy and carried in London during the international anti-war protest in February, 2003, believed to be the largest anti-war rally in human history. Continue reading

My Visit to the National Gallery of Canada

The Natinal Gallery of CanadaI recently visited this light-filled structure of glass and granite, in which visitors can view the panorama of the Canadian Parliament buildings from its cafétéria, the National Gallery of Canada. Definitely, Canadians have a national gallery to call their own, located in the capital city, Ottawa. The National Gallery of Canada is the oldest national cultural institution; it was created in 1880, and its current building opened in 1988.

I treasured my visit to the National Gallery. This monumental building composed of mammoth granite walls can be quite intimidating. Continue reading