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S2 EP 42 - Interview with Boyd Waites

Curator on the Go Podcast

Release Date: 06/07/2022

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Patrick Skals is a Canadian contemporary artist living in Toronto, Canada. After working 10 years in corporate marketing, in 2017 he decided to make a career shift in pursuit of his artistic ambitions. For years Patrick produced commissioned while developing his signature style. In 2021 he finally discovered his unique identity – his work challenges societal norms and rules, intent on reframing common perspectives and exposing overlooked ones. Patrick draws audiences in with engaging imagery and stimulating composition. His art is distinctive, spirited and curated to provoke reverie and...

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Aadila Munshi is a contemporary artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. She is known for her paintings of distressed urban surfaces. In her work, grit and decay are uniquely juxtaposed with elegant marks and her signature calligraffiti forms. Her paintings are meaningful, emotive, and ultimately inspired by the human condition. A former Criminologist at the University of Cape Town, Aadila grew up in South Africa during the apartheid regime and paints from a deep sense of repressed voice. Composed intuitively, her abstract expressions emerge as visual representations of her perception of...

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S2 EP 42 - Interview with Boyd Waites show art S2 EP 42 - Interview with Boyd Waites

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Canadian artist Boyd Waites has always been most interested in our natural surroundings and people, as well as people’s impact on the landscape. He is not interested in faithfully depicting a particular place, his work could be categorized broadly as Abstract Expressive Landscape. Boyd keeps inside emotions and feelings about places and my own experiences or inner reactions and their memories. He is always seeking to elevate and uplift through his paintings, to elevate the viewers perceptions, feeling or mood and sense of place.

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Alyson Borycki is a contemporary abstract artist based in Toronto, Canada. Her work tells stories of empowerment, healing, growth, and self-acceptance. "Using bold and playful gestures and colours, I feel my way through my work, infusing both raw emotion and energy with softness and tranquility. I create my paintings by adding layer upon layer of colour as the story unfolds.  Every piece is a reflection of myself at any given time, but I love the idea of viewers seeing themselves reflected in the work and connecting their own experiences and interpretations to the work. In this way, the...

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Morgan Jones is a mixed media artist, living and working in Toronto, Ontario. This former Director of Sales turned artist is inspired by the casual observation of the people and life around him. His work is constantly evolving, guided by his tendency toward patience, observation, perseverance and, quite simply – effort. His philosophy embraces ‘trial and error’ which he believes are wonderful teachers. With a keen eye for texture, design and composition, coupled with a whimsical flair, Jones creates works that are aesthetically engaging while also evoking a visceral response in the...

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Work by Canadian abstract landscape artist Samantha Williams-Chapelsky interprets landscape with color, gestures, and texture using acrylic paints to capture patterns of meaning and historical significance. She investigates the parallels between grassland crops to textile patterns, conversational meaning and emotion within a skyline, and spirituality within a landscape. “My work primarily focuses on the depiction the landscape of Canada and specifically that of Western Canada is in a constant state of change. From weather to the effect of human presence to the pastoral landscape, idyllic in...

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Toronto-based photographer Edith Levy is inspired by the world around her and strives to translate what she sees into unique pieces of art. She has been involved in photography and the creative arts for over 30 years and in the last 10 years Edith’s focused primarily on landscape and travel photography, embracing the beauty that she sees around her and the people that she meets during her travels. Her limited edition photographs are held in private collections in Canada, US, Israel and Europe. . .

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American artist Jenna Kast started painting as a way to express emotion and release her anxiety. Through painting she discovered an outlet of self-expression, healing, joy, passion - and not just her own - for her collectors too. The work Jenna creates is colourful, interpretive and free-flowing. Her self-taught style has been developed through exploration of the natural interaction of paints and pigments, and inspiration of natural colours and movement that have positive effects on our mood and emotions. She often uses a combination of fluid painting techniques, along with texture-giving...

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Jose Cifuentes is a mixed media abstract artist from Colombia. Jose moved his life and practice to Toronto, Canada, to find inspiration for his current chapter of creation. Known for manifesting varied visual representations of freedom, his art is a mixture of thick knife strokes with free-hand illustrations on canvas and recycled surfaces. He collects and portrays moods and faces that are in vivid, visceral paint strokes, loose lines, deliberate drips and passionate splatters. All this to the great end of creating the ideal marriage of fine and urban art.

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S02 EP 36 - Interview with Jose Cifuentes show art S02 EP 36 - Interview with Jose Cifuentes

Curator on the Go Podcast

Jose Cifuentes is a mixed media abstract artist from Colombia. Jose moved his life and practice to Toronto, Canada, to find inspiration for his current chapter of creation. Known for manifesting varied visual representations of freedom, his art is a mixture of thick knife strokes with free-hand illustrations on canvas and recycled surfaces. He collects and portrays moods and faces that are in vivid, visceral paint strokes, loose lines, deliberate drips and passionate splatters. All this to the great end of creating the ideal marriage of fine and urban art.

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Canadian artist Boyd Waites has always been most interested in our natural surroundings and people, as well as people’s impact on the landscape. He is not interested in faithfully depicting a particular place, his work could be categorized broadly as Abstract Expressive Landscape. Boyd keeps inside emotions and feelings about places and my own experiences or inner reactions and their memories. He is always seeking to elevate and uplift through his paintings, to elevate the viewers perceptions, feeling or mood and sense of place.

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