Art Fair Friday – Dan Lam

At last it is Friday and both Bijou & Boheme and Heirloom & Knot are thrilled to share with you our latest installment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

This week we had the opportunity to talk to sculptor/artist, Dan Lam. Dan Lam uses unusual materials in a huge variety of bright, candy colours to create one-of-a-kind sculptures in multiple textures. For those who love fun, psychedelic palettes, Dan Lam is the artist for you! Read all about her and her inspirations below.

How long would you say you have been a professional artist and what has lead you to this point in your career?

While I’ve sold work throughout my years in school, I would say my professional career started after I graduated with my Masters. Making art and teaching was all I focused on (versus going to class, other deadlines, etc) and really started to get my work out there on my own (versus school related motivation).

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your art ?

The best advice I’ve received about being an artist and the creative practice is to “just keep making”. As far as my own art goes: “Give the work places for your eye to rest.”

How would you describe your creative process?

It is physically involved, very hands on, and often happening all the time. Sometimes just sitting and thinking about a piece for hours in the studio is still creating.

What is your favourite medium to work in?

I love non-traditional media, I am especially attracted to resin for its versatility. And of course, I couldn’t live without my acrylics!

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I think it’s just sheerl amount of exposure that has really exploded this year. Many different art publications that I grew up reading picked up on my work – that was really exciting.

How would you describe your signature style?

Tactile, colorful, yummy.

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?

One is in nature. The other is in creating. I think making is its own inspiration machine. I can go into the studio, work with a material, create something, with no aim, with aim, whatever my state of mind and make all kinds of discoveries.

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?

I think I’ve combined a series of elements together that haven’t been as commonly combined previously. I think most people can identify my work based on texture and color.

Art Fair Fridays - Dan Lam

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No. 2 Matter Store – Sebastian Scherer Iris Light Fixture – $3585.00

No. 3 Christian Louboutin – Nail Colour – the Pops/0.4 oz. – $50.00 Each

No. 4 CB2 – 3-Piece Beta Flatware Set – $39.95

No. 5 Calico Wallpaper – Aurora Heaven – Price Upon Request

No. 6 Zinc Door – Loloi Gem Multicolor Cotton Throw Pillow – $69.00

No. 7 ASOS – Holographic Box Clutch Bag – $41.15

No. 8 Amazon – When Art Meets Design Hardcover – $65.77

No. 9 Marilyn Monroe Bubble Gum Hard Cover Case For iPhone – $4.90

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Her work is just wowa…here are my five…

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art fair fridays dan lam christine dovey heirloom and knot art

art fair fridays dan lam christine dovey heirloom and knot art

art fair fridays dan lam christine dovey heirloom and knot art

Have a great long weekend everyone!
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Art Fair Fridays – Spencer Tunick

Friday has once again come around and after a little hiatus, both Bijou & Boheme and Heirloom & Knot are excited to share with you our latest collaborative instalment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series, where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

This week we interviewed the amazingly talented  Spencer Tunick, whose photographic work illustrates the transformation his subject matter, into the medium itself .  Each of Tunick’s piece feels deeply layered, with moody undertones that unravel with each viewing.  His work takse the human form and molds it like plasticine into stunning compositions that speak to a dialogue on culture, history and the human condition.

How long would you say you have been a professional artist and what has lead you to this point in your career?

Its hard to place a date on the moment in time when I would call myself a professional artist since the process was a gradual evolution and discovery which started in the early 90’s. For a few years, I was shooting individuals naked on the streets of the city. The works were fun and whimsical and sometimes striking but at some point I decided to shoot 25 people all together in front of the United Nations. It was that moment the work transformed into something else and that is when I really saw something that fascinated me. The bodies became more of a medium, like clay or paint, something more than the individual. I wanted to explore what would happen if I covered large pieces of the city with this new flesh medium.  but if by professional artist you mean able to live from the making of art, that began when I started getting commissions from museums which started in 2004.  The combination of commissions and the sales of actual framed photographs enabled me to survive solely of my art.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your art ?

Mostly not to give up in the face of arrest.  My friends, family and lawyer expressed this to me during my 5 arrests involving the making of my art from 1995 – 1999.

Werner Herzog said:  “There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need.”  I lived and continue to l I’ve this philosophy.

How would you describe your creative process?

I am often inspired by the meaning or history of a place or the culture of the people. I visit a place and try to imagine how 300-3000 bodies would appear within the landscape of the city . I enjoy imaging this as the streets turn the color of flesh in my mind, like a Color Field painting.

What is your favourite medium to work in?

I work with the naked human body. My medium is alive and has leg! I can move the medium with the help of the participants who are the medium.  The body is the primary source of energy and the life force of my work. It never ceases to provide me with inspiration. Lately I am combining pigments with naked bodies, adding colors to the colors of human flesh and that is interesting to me and I’m excited to see where that takes the work.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I would have to say  that one of the biggest was 18,000+ mexican people coming out to pose in the Zocalo in Mexico City.  That was an amazing morning and I’m really happy with the works that resulted from that day.  I’ve also done some works where I was commissioned by Greenpeace. I have had the opportunity to bring awareness to environmental and social issues that I care deeply about especially climate change. To be able to live as an artist and also use my voice as an artist and my vision to make some kind of change in the world, or at least bring attention to issues, that has been a real highlight for sure.

How would you describe your signature style?

Creating a new substance by placing the nude body en masse within public spaces around the world.

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?

I am always inspired by other artists using performance and the body.  I love the mid to late 60’s happenings and performance art of Carolee Schneemann and Yayio Kusama.

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?

I think my work is unique because it is a true collaboration and exchange between the artist and the participant. I am very careful of advertising and sponsorship because I rely 100% on the trust and participation of the people that pose for me. Because of the large number of people that my work requires to create, I cannot possibly pay everyone that comes out to pose, instead I offer a photograph of the event to every participant. I think this shows a real and pure motivation on the part of the volunteers to be a part of a collaborative art process and community.

Art Fair Fridays - Spencer Tunick (1)

Spencer Tunick
www.spencertunick.com

Product Information

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No. 5  Spencer Tunick – Participant – $65.00
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No. 6  Paul Smith – Men’s Black Leather ‘Naked Lady’ Print Interior Billfold Wallet – $250.00
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When you find an artist that does something you’ve never seen before, that’s real magic. The way Tunick uses the human form as his actual medium is insanely special and it was near impossible for me to pick my favourite 5…

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art fair fridays spencer tunick christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays spencer tunick christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays spencer tunick christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays spencer tunick christine dovey heirloom and knot

So visually stunning.

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Art Fair Fridays – Hayley Mitchell

Friday has once again come around and both Bijou & Boheme and Heirloom & Knot are thrilled to share with you our latest instalment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

This week we had the pleasure of interviewing the exceedingly talented Hayley Mitchell, who skillfully mixes rhythm, colour, and texture in whimsically created shape medleys. Her work feels playful and bold but also carries with it a warmth and ease that makes her portfolio approachable and inviting.

How long would you say you have been a professional artist and what has lead you to this point in your career?

I have been selling my work for about 4-5 years, so I suppose that is the length of time I have been professional. Since I was a child I wanted to be an artist. So much so my grandparents took me to Paris, France at age 9. I was absolutely enthralled with Expressionism and modern art. I attended ACU and majored in graphic design. After a lot of encouragement, I finally started sharing my work with the world.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your art ?
Get out of your head!

How would you describe your creative process?
I would say my process is mostly intuitive and compulsive. I write, sketch and draw ideas. I need to create like I need to breathe. I work mostly at night when I can work uninterrupted.

What is your favourite medium to work in?
Acrylic and oils. Growing up my Grandmother (also an artist) introduced me to all sorts of techniques and mediums. Her studio became my laboratory where she encouraged me to always push beyond my boundaries. I once piled so much texture medium on to a canvas it tore. She handled all my mishaps graciously.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?
The most rewarding aspect of being a creative professional is getting feedback from your clients. I love hearing how a certain piece brightens someone’s day or has such a deep meaning to them.

How would you describe your signature style?
Bold, colorful, vibrant

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?
Very many things, including ancient cultures, ceremonial costumes of the Balinese, Indian, various African cultures, etc. My children.

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?
I tend to be very self reflective and not very comparative. I hope my work speaks for itself.

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Hayley Mitchell
www.hayleymitchellart.com

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No. 6  Black Rooster Décor – Nesting Trinket Dishes – $106.69
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No. 8  Kelly Wearstler – Bijou Chocolate Dark Chocolate Sugar Crystals – $13.00
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No. 9  Indigo – Pablo Picasso – $30.95
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I love art that feels exuberant and joyful…Mitchell’s works is so that. Also, it’s got a lovely little edgy coolness about it, which certainly doesn’t hurt matters:)

Here are my 5…

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art fair fridays hayley mitchell purple

art fair fridays hayley mitchell yellow

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The black and whites though…sublime!

And sidenote…here’s one of Hayley’s pieces in one of my most favourite One Room Challenge reveals,   created by Mimosa Lane

mimosa lane hayley mitchell

So perfect.

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Art Fair Fridays – Selena Wong

It’s Friday once again, which means both Heirloom & Knot and I are very happy to share with you the latest instalment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series, where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

Today, we’re so excited to share with you the beautiful work of Selena Wong, whose romantic illustrations exude feminine whimsicality and playful abandon.  Each pieces has an adventurous spirit, and demonstrates a ‘translation of daydreams and nightmares’ into images that are both playful and thought provoking. Her style is intricate…layered with narrative vignettes, which weave the fantastical with reality in a way that feels reflective and imaginative.

How long would you say you have been a professional artist and what has lead you to this point in your career?
Art has been my life for as long as I could remember. This is the field I specialized in throughout high school and university. In 2009, I exhibited as an Untapped Emerging Artist at The Artist Project, and I believe that point marked my path to becoming a professional.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your art?
During one of the more uncertain times in my career, I was lucky to have a conversation with someone I look up to. The outcome from that conversation was something I remind myself with time after time – “The path to an artist’s career is not always clear. You’re destined to do this. It’s something that gives you joy, you should be doing it.”

How would you describe your creative process?
I carry with me many little notebooks where I scribble down sparkles of ideas wherever I am. When one of those scribbles remains in the forefront of my thoughts, I’ll choose it.  It’ll become more elaborately drawn out and eventually be composed and carried out as a final piece of work.

What is your favourite medium to work in?
Gouache is my favourite medium. It has a finish that gives a beautiful matte surface and it’s perfect for creating pastel palettes.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?
I recently exhibited a small body of work as a solo artist at Gallery House, alongside Ray Caesar. Ray has always been one of my biggest inspirations and it was a dream come true to fill a gallery space among his masterpieces.

How would you describe your signature style?
My work speaks softly and you have to get real close to it. It is sweet, dainty, but also a touch provocative.

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?
In my dreams, in my moments of solace, and in a bathtub. These are the places where my creativity comes to visit me the most. I also share my studio space with my pet rabbit; he reminds me to love and to be gentle and kind. He often makes an appearance in my work as he sends me back to an age of innocence, and imbues my creations with fondness and mischief.

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?
When an artist creates work based on their life experiences, they create their own unique trend and style. If they try to adhere to what’s current, they’re only following a direction others have achieved for them. It’s my belief that composing pieces from passion and from the impression of my surroundings leads to creating a sincere way of telling a unique story. I believe that it’s my personal stories and how I tell my stories sets me apart from other artists.

Art Fair Fridays - Selena Wong

Selena Wong
www.selenawong.com & www.galleryhouse.ca

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No. 5  Anthropologie – Handcarved Menagerie Rabbit Dining Chair – $898.00
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No. 6  ASOS – ghd Ceramic Vented Radial Brush Size 3 – $39.89
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No. 8  Paul & Joe Sister – Rabbit Tank top – €55
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Dainty and pretty, with a dash of edge is as we know, my favourite. I love how Selena’s work feels feminine and delicate but also somewhat dis-alarming at times.

Here are my top picks from her portfolio…

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r Fridays - Selena Wong christine dovey heirloom and knot pink

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art fair fridays selena wong christine dovey heirloom and knot  Vision_Altering_Chrysoberyl

Whimsicality at its best.

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Art Fair Fridays – Anna with Love

It’s Friday once again, which means both Heirloom & Knot and I are very happy to share with you the latest instalment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series, where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

Today, we’re so excited to share with you the beautiful photographic work ofAnna Tsoulogiannis. Her photos showcase the beauty of life in a magically nostalgic way and reflect the artists eye for history, inspiration and colour.  Each piece captures a mood, memory and moment in time, reflecting the reality of a moment in the prettiest possible way.

How long would you say you have been a professional photographer and what has lead you to this point in your career?

The official answer is 5 years but I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was a little girl.  I went full time in my business 3 years ago.  I worked in television before and looking back now that hugely contributed to starting off on the journey that would eventually become Annawithlove Photography.  I’ve said it many times but Paris is was truly ignited my passion for photography.  I fell in love with the city – I will never tire of capturing it’s beauty!  What’s lead me to this point in my career? Probably a deep desire to create and make a business doing what I love.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your craft?

Early on I would read everything and anything I could get my hands on.  Not just about photography but about business too.  I don’t think the best advice I ever got was verbally more from what I read.  I remember reading everywhere ‘just keep practicing in as many different situations as possible’ – ‘practice practice practise’…and so I did just that! I would bring my camera around everywhere with me.  You can read the theory of photography all you want but unless you go out and practice yourself you’ll never learn or get better.  I also remember reading somewhere ‘It’s not how good you are but how good to want to be’…early on when I wasn’t so good I was often frustrated not being able to get the image in my mind on the back of the camera.  That quote kept me going and kept me motivated to keep trying.

How would you describe your creative process?

This is an interesting question because I’ve never thought about it before.  When creating a new print for the shop I always follow my gut.  Most of the time it’s something I personally love – other times I have friends or family in mind who’s style is a bit different than mine knowing they would love this.  When I’m out in the field sometimes I know right after I’ve taken the photograph that it will become a print other times I discover it in post when I’m culling my images and have had time to experiment.

What is your favourite technology to work with?

Aside from my camera…that would be a tie between photoshop and lightroom! Wouldn’t be able to live without either or.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I’ve had many highlights in my career that it’s hard to pick just one.  Truthfully, as cheesy as it may sound just being able to wake up and do what I love everyday is the highlight.  Everytime someone purchases a print or a client is beyond happy with their photographs…that feeling never gets old.  Lots of *pinch me* moments sprinkled throughout every week.

How would you describe your signature style?

Colourful! I’ve always been drawn to colour my favourite being pale powder blue which is why there are so many prints in the shop with this hue (especially from Paris!).

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?

Truthfully, music.  I love music and if I’m feeling creatively drained I put on my favourite playlist and just sit and let the music inspire me.  I love listening to movie soundtracks (I guess that’s my film & television background coming through) but it’s something I’ve done since I was a little girl.  There is so much emotion and feeling jammed into the melody that it’s impossible not be feel inspired listening to it.  During one of my trips to Paris years ago (before Annawithlove) I would wake up early in the morning – put in my headphones with my favourite movie soundtracks and walk around the city with my camera and capture what inspired me.  It was one of the happiest moments of my life.

Art Fair Fridays - Anna With Love

Anna Tsoulogiannis
www.annawithlove.com

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Photography that uplifts and feels like a window into life unfolding, is my favourite.

Anna’s work is as beautiful as it is soulful…these are my favourites…

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art fair fridays anna with love christine dovey heirloom and knot Funny_Face_Annawithlove_Shop_500px_1024x1024

art fair fridays anna with love christine dovey heirloom and knot Perfect_In_Everyway_Annawithlove_Shop500px_1024x1024

art fair fridays anna with love christine dovey heirloom and knot We_re_all_mad_here_Annawithlove_Shop_WEB500_1024x1024

art fair fridays anna with love christine dovey heirloom and knot Spoonful_of_Sugar_Annawithlove_Shop500px_1024x1024

The combo of the two last ones together makes me all giddy like.

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Art Fair Fridays – Kalle Gustafsson

With the house reno/move, I’ve been a terrible blogger and have missed a few Friday posts, which are my favourite:(  I’m starting back up with regular Art Fair Friday goodness, and as always, Heirloom & Knot and I are so excited to share weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

This week we interviewed the amazing Kalle Gustafasson whose stunning photography emotes beautiful passion in every frame. Rooted in editorial fashion, his work feels timeless and relevant to every genre…invincible to what’s currently en vogue.  His beautiful images perfectly capture the raw emotion of each subject and make every composition sensual, romantic and incredibly enchanting.

How long would you say you have been a professional photographer and what has lead you to this point in your career?

I always had  problem to tell when you can call yourself professional. Professional for me is when you are happy with your situation make money and do it full-time. I have never been happy where I am, I always want to reach further and to bend creativity to an experience and discover new ways and inspiration within art, film, design, creativity and photography. And I think that it is my willing doing just so and my burning desire for creativity that had led me to where I am, in good and bad. And I work a lot with my furniture gallery –www.maisonpremiere.co and doing a film documentary about a icon architect in L.A. so I´m not working full time as a photographer.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your craft?

Have fun!

How would you describe your creative process?

Start with inspiration, work on some ideas, work harder, get more inspiration, think a lot and have fun doing it.

What is your favourite technology to work with?

Ambient light.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

Still to come.

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?

In traveling, loneliness, Pinterest, wine and my girlfriend.

What do you think sets your work apart from other photographers?

I´m really bad at looking at my own work and putting it in a perspective. That is always easier for other people to do. And with other photographers, which photographers? There are 100 000 different ways or more to work with photography.

Art Fair Fridays - Kalle Gustafsson

Kalle Gustafsson
http://www.kallegustafsson.com/

Product Information

No. 1  RH Modern – Smythson Shagreen 32″ Closed Nightstand – $1,695.00
https://www.rhmodern.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod6452182&categoryId=search

No. 2  Saks Fifth Avenue – T3 Twirl 1.25″ Convertible Curling Iron – $185.00
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306612017&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446886013&R=883349765775&P_name=T3&N=306612017&bmUID=lcBWGKx

No. 3  L’Objet – Crocodile Rectangular Box – $235.00
http://l-objet.com/crocodile-rectangular-box-black-large

No. 4  ASOS – ghd Paddle Brush – $45.94
http://www.asos.com/ghd/ghd-paddle-brush/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=4044275&clr=Paddle&SearchQuery=hair+brush&pgesize=30&pge=0&totalstyles=30&gridsize=3&gridrow=7&gridcolumn=1

No. 5  Net-a-Porter – Christopher Kane Macramé Lace Bra – $787.00
https://www.net-a-porter.com/cn/en/product/649336/christopher_kane/macrame-lace-bra

No. 6  Indigo – Helmut Newton: Sumo – $153.00
https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/product/9783836517300-item.html?ref=item_page:richrel:rr-carousel-small:json1

No. 7  Playboy Shop – Whiskey Glasses – $50.00
http://www.playboyshop.com/collections/home-travel/products/whiskey-glasses-1

No. 8  Barneys New York – Fornasetti Malachite Stool – $1,195.00
http://www.barneys.com/fornasetti-malachite-stool-503857542.html

No. 9  Black Rooster Décor – Woman Silhouette Tray (Standing/Front) – $44.59
http://blackroosterdecor.com/collections/accents/products/woman-silhouette-tray-standing-front

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I’m almost without words on this one. To put it simply, I’m completely enamoured with this artist. There’s nothing I love more than photography that feels sensual and romantic but also bold and graphic…this portfolio is exactly that and it was pretty much impossible for me to narrow down to five…I’d honestly purchase every photo in his portfolio if I could.

art fair fridays christine dovey heirloom and knot KALLE GUSTAFSSON

art fair fridays christine dovey heirloom and knot KALLE GUSTAFSSON

art fair fridays christine dovey heirloom and knot KALLE GUSTAFSSON

art fair fridays christine dovey heirloom and knot KALLE GUSTAFSSON

art fair fridays christine dovey heirloom and knot KALLE GUSTAFSSON

Obsessed.

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