How diverse is the art amid the hundreds of talents on display at this year’s Art! Vancouver fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre from May 26 to 29? Here is just a small sampling:
(Palm Springs, U.S.)
Israeli-born Mashiah’s striking metallic pixelated works aren’t made with a computer, but by hand—he uses drills and screws to create three-dimensional images, from eye-tricking abstracts to provocative gun portraits. Check out his other half Elena Bulatova’s bright, splashy abstracts as well.
The busy local musician also happens to have a talent for oils and acrylics, whether it’s colourful canvases depicting giant peonies in detail or work that captures old jazz cafés and musical history.
(Santa Fe, Argentina)
After showing here for the first time outside of his home country at last year’s Art! Vancouver, Dorigo went on to be picked up by multiple collectors and galleries in the U.S. and Europe. He’s back this year with his deeply humanistic, expressionistic paintings of his compatriots, as well as studies of Argentina’s rugged land- and waterscapes.
The Swiss-born artist was trained as a tool-and-dye maker, and now creates sculptures—mostly figurative and sometimes shocking—out of everything from metal to wood. Witness his Ripped Apart, a cherry-wood carving of a man—or at least a man and his torso—hanging from wrist chains.