Sure what’s a web site these days without at least one reference to Miley Cyrus so here’s some work from Canadian designer Christopher Lee Sauvé’s Mad Maus series, ‘a marriage between infamous Mickey ears and iconic figures’. All these are available as t-shirts through his site.
Romance in the digital age. A clever short film directed by Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg recently shown at the Toronto Film festival. The story unfolds entirely on the main character’s laptop screen, depicting the highs and eventual lows of his (Noah’s) relationship with his girlfriend. Warning: random scenes of male full frontal nudity.
Reclaimed timber sculptures by Canadian Artist Aaron Moran. His work reminds me a bit of David Lunney and Richard Pearse. Aaron is exhibiting his work at Zara stores in London, Madrid and Barcelona until July 29th. You can watch the video below of his collaboration with Zara and residency at Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs.
Beautiful Lighting and Furniture from Canadian Designer Lukas Peet. In 2011 and 2012 Lukas was a finalist in the [D3] young design talents competition at the imm Koln in Germany. You can find more of Lukas Peet’s masterfully crafted and materially sensitive work on his site below.
Stunning masculine paintings from Canadian Artist Andrew Salgado. The colours in these painting are amazing, there’s so much energy in each one. His expressive work reminds me of paintings by Jenny Saville. Andrew has exhibited in London, Berlin, Oslo, Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto, Merida (Venezuela), Niamey (Niger), Chiang Mai (Thailand), and Busan (Korea, forthcoming 2012).
“The approach taken toward my practice is largely the result of a cathartic incident in 2008, in which a hate-crime assault led to a fascination with the notion that substance might overcome the limitations of its physicality – and that my perspective might transcend solipsism and approach the political. The propulsion for my work is the notion that identity may be (de/re)constructed as a politically charged confrontation of Self.”
Andrew featured in the Channel 4 (UK) documentary ‘The Science of Art‘ alongside Anish Kapoor and Bridget Riley (2011) in which Matthew Cain (culture editor, Channel 4 News) examines whether neuroscience can be used to explain – and create.