Noah Becker has curated a sweet show of Canadian artists, Six Degrees of Separation, at Claire Oliver. It’s nice to see what’s happening in the Canadian metropolises of Vancouver and Toronto, and the bulk of the artists are from these two cities. The show covers a wide range of approaches, from the pop-optical abstractions of Ben Van Netten to Becker’s own highly detailed ink drawings. Becker’s drawings make a nice metaphor for the artists he selected for the show; he’s making connections and building relationships that go beyond superficial resemblances. Six Degrees will be up until November 13th.
Paintings by German/Dutch artist Francien Krieg. Her figures are at once delicately ethereal and grotesquely real.
If you remember, Alex Trochut was first featured in Issue: T of Beautiful/Decay with both an in-depth interview as well as an amazing cover graphic. (You can still get a copy here!) Since our interview, Alex’s career has exploded with interviews across the globe in some of the best art and design publications! Watch the video and see why he is one of the most interesting and most sought after typographers and illustrators in the last decade.
Decontruct. Reconstruct. Gabi Trinkaus’ collages make for portraits that, at a distance, look like paintings of gorgeous people. On closer inspection, they bring details of chopped up textures, words, and logos.
Marble sculpture installations by Thom Puckey.
Exceptionally bizarre and fantastical sculptures by Japanese artist Odani Motohiko.
Simon Johan‘s wilderness photographs and sculptures are like portraits of animals you’d want to meet.
Born in Norway and having studied in New York and Sweden, Johan’s work has been exhibited and showcased in many venues including LACMA, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and none other than Beautiful/Decay Issue J!