For the season finale of Remote Art Talks we had a conversation with Cat Lamora, a Korean-Canadian paper artist based in Toronto who uses this fragile and temporary medium to create work at the crossroads of diaspora consciousness, memory, culture, and nostalgia.
Amada Estabillo’s work combines abstract elements and representations of human figures that often recreate memories of spaces and places. In this episode Amada talks to Tammy from @partial.gallery about her recent work, the way being a mother has influenced her practice and give us a tour in her studio as they discuss how her role as an educator has changed during this time of isolation.
Montreal artist Véronique Buist creates delicate designs and embroidery on paper made out of cotton threads and reclaimed fabrics that she also produces. In this episode we learn about the way her work overlaps with nature, fashion, and will take a sneak peek into some of the work she is currently working on from her home studio.
Originally from the former Yugoslavia, Gorley discusses her 20-year career as a photographer and the evolution of her work, shifting from a focus on self-identity and exploration of the self in her early career to focusing on the female and asking larger questions about beauty, the female experience and channeling intuition.
In this episode Abstract Painter Johanna Reynolds joins Artifier’s Carla Rojas for a chat about discovering her love of painting, her creative processes and adapting to the new reality of working in isolation. Diving into the collective experience of being in confinement, Johanna also shares a tour of her home studio, showcasing some of her favourite pieces from fellow artists along the way.
Renowned Canadian artist Alex McLeod chats with Tammy about the relationships between nature and technology, fashion and art, and how the physical and virtual realms sometimes intertwine. McLeod discusses the learning curve of expanding his practice from a decade of prints and video to include 3-dimensional work, and shares his optimism about this strange time we’re in and the new, innovative art that can come out of it.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Raoul Olou, a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. His work focuses on home, belonging and archiving the mundane, and is characterized by bold brushstrokes that skillfully play with light and shadow. Olou describes his work as a visual diary of his recent move to Toronto and is currently fascinated with capturing a specific moment in time – the transition between day and night – entre chien et loup.
Hugo Laliberté is the co-founder of Ottomata Studio, an experiential design studio based in Montreal creating immersive installations that invite audiences to interact with sound and light. We talked about what is #NewArtMedia, what it takes to produce an interactive installation and how to start a career in the industry.
In this episode of Remote Art Talks we take a peek into Toronto-based artist Alison Postma’s mind and learn about where these always dreamy and often quirky images she creates come from. P.S. we even got a mini tour around her home-studio! 👀
Jordan Baraniecki is a multi-media artist who puts the individual at the forefront of creative ventures. What he understands, are questions about the “self” and the nature of being. His research about the contemporary world stem from Metaphysics, Alan Watts, and Carl Jung; how different states of consciousness and reality are intertwined within everyday life.
Maya Skarzenski is an interdisciplinary artist fusing together painting, textiles, and photography. Her work explores the intersections between the abject and the beautiful. Through the use of material exploration and by incorporating unusual process combinations, she dissolves the line between fine-art and craft. Painting and textile techniques allow Skarzenski to create bodily imagery that is sensual, fragile, playful, and ambiguous.
Using Word docs as a medium, Shaheer creates intricate textile-like patterns that resemble Afghan carpets. In this episode we’ll be talking about how this practice began, how his Afghan heritage informs his practice and the ways he is keeping motivated and inspired while we experience life in isolation.