Hair everywhere! Creative illustrations by Winnie Truong

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 14 January 2014

Canadian artist Winnie Truong knows a thing or two about good hair. Her wildly popular illustrations depict all sorts of characters being guarded, hiding out of fear and even showing off their impressive hairstyles. Using just crayon pencil on paper, Truong creates surreal images that both capture the imagination and enlighten us. Who knew hair […]

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Canadian artist Sarah Anne Johnson

Deanne Cheuk Reader Find

By Deanne Cheuk in New Art on Tuesday 18 October 2011

Canadian artist Sarah Anne Johnson created these works after a residency on a double masted schooner in the Arctic Circle. The artist says: ‘After such an experience, one can’t help speculating about the impact we have on this planet’.

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Maskull Lasserre

Zara Picken Reader Find

By Zara Picken in New Art on Tuesday 4 October 2011

Maskull Lasserre is a Canadian artist who sculpts anatomical forms into everyday objects, such as teeth in a wooden frame or a human spine into an axe handle. The effects are both humourous and macabre, which happen to be two of my favourite effects.

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David Bowie doll by Suzie Smith

Paul Dempsey Reader Find

By Paul Dempsey in New Design on Friday 24 June 2011

I found this excellent David Bowie doll in the general store at The Drake Hotel in Toronto (which is also one of my favourite places to play at) and I had to grab it. I subsequently found out that it is one of many created by Canadian artist Suzie Smith and she’s created a whole […]

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Todd McLellan: Disassembly

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Art on Saturday 12 February 2011

For Canadian artist Todd McLellan’s Disassembly project, he deconstructed everyday gadgets, such as old telephones, cameras or typewriters, and arranged their parts in an orderly manner.

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Winnie Truong

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Wednesday 8 December 2010

Holy hot damn, Canadian artist Winnie Truong makes incredible, large-scale drawings with pencil crayons.

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Otto Rapp

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Illustration on Friday 12 November 2010

I write about a lot of various artists who work in all sorts of media and styles, but at the end of the day, super intricate, gothy stuff like the work of Austrian-born, Canada-based artist Otto Rapp is what really gives me an art boner.

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Luke Ramsey

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 17 May 2010

Like a latter day Keith Haring, Canadian artist Luke Ramsey fills walls, public spaces, various objects, and pieces of paper with impossibly intricate and busy drawings that reveal more detail the longer one looks. There’s more spacial depth in his work than the iconic 80s artist, and rather than redefining the surfaces he works on, Ramsey creates little narratives with awesomely weird characters and landscapes.

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Tristram Lansdowne

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 2 December 2009

Canadian artist Tristram Lansdowne does amazing watercolors of abandoned, graffiti-covered buildings as a sort of halfway point between traditional craft and contemporary urban culture.

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Brandon Jan Blommeart

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Saturday 11 July 2009

Canadian artist Brandon Jan Blommeart’s trash monsters lumber across beautiful landscapes, happily playing with each other as if they had inherited the earth from their human creators.

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