This surreal and psychedelic portrait of David Bowie, presented in a kind of mosaic/cubist style not unlike that of Eduardo Kobra, was painted by Vancouver-based, Manila- born artist Roy Geronimo. The portrait appropriates the now-iconic “Shh” pose taken from the famous 1995 shoot by photographer Gavin Evans in conjunction with the release of Bowie’s album, Outside.
Photographed in a Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC.
Something that makes me nostalgic for my suburban childhood is seeing the cute Kiddie Rides stationed outside Supermarkets and shops when I’m on vacation. In this Muppet Babies-themed Chicken Rocket (which I will call it, because that is what it is) your child can ride shotgun with baby Kermit, with baby Gonzo (who, apparently, really likes chickens) in the rumble seat. Wee!
Granville Island is a tourist destination populated with specialty shops, food markets and art galleries that’s accessible via a short ferry ride from the Vancouver waterfront. It was there that I stumbled upon this monumental work of public art locked away behind the security fences at Ocean Concrete. I immediately recognized the larger-than-life mural, entitled Giants, as the creation of one of my favorite street artist duos, Brazilian twin brothers Gustavo and Otávio Pandolfo a.k.a. Os Gemeos. Continue reading Giants By Os Gemeos on Granville Island→
I happened upon Dmitri Deragtchev’sThe New Icon (2022) while vacationing in Vancouver BC. As you can see, the piece is quite visually striking and has a lot to unpack. I felt it would be an appropriate feature choice for this column given the current political world climate, and it being Halloween and all. The artist’s statement follows: