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It's about finding the beauty in everything, even when it's confusing or painful. Remain positive, educate others and yourself, support one another through it all. I look at the chaos and decay and randomness in nature and try to tie that into the human form. Hopefully I discover a way to mentally cope with external factors. Photos are multi-exposure taken in-camera.
I take an experimental and sometimes abstract approach to portrait and landscape photography, with an attempt to either appreciate the beauty in imperfection or completely reimagine our surroundings. I took a long hiatus from photography, but to help mentally cope with the COVID-19 pandemic , I needed a creative outlet. While my work is mostly personal, I do hope others are somewhat moved by the way I'm trying to see the world.
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I like 3 dimensional paintings and pasting foreign elements on my canvases. I find it makes them more present, more active. One has 2 holes right in the canvas looking into the back of the world (Lost Souls), the other has a full bed, and piping sticking out of the canvas (room with a view). I find solace in painting. Peace almost. Both paintings are ways to promote escape by inner peace, lik
Mr. Leslie Melcher was born and educated in Paris, France. He relocated to New York City for 20 years and moved to Toronto in 2004. He holds a Post-Graduate degree in Philosophy and an advanced degree in Composition. He is mostly self taught and found in painting a new way of channeling anxiety and depression. He is currently at work on his paintings and therapeutic music at https://lesliemelcher.com.
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"A truly single person is one who is complete physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually without dependence upon anyone else. Your value is based on a rarity and your value equals worth. You are valued by becoming unique. You become unique by becoming significant, you become significant by becoming rare, you become rare by refining your gift." This is wholeness.
Colour and its connection to humanity is an intimate thing. Yaw Tony’s artistic practice is rooted both in the idea of human value as well as how that idea is refined and re-expressed through colour. Like proverbs and parables, he plays with the obfuscation of truths, weaving duality into his work. Preeminent in his work is the place of storytelling. In his work he aims to not simply capture beauty and freeze it within a frame, but rather to paint ideas and questions. Who am I? Where am I from?
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Digital Photography, 2020. Selected works from a series exploring solitude, mental health, support and transitions during these complex times
Adrian Dénommé is a multidisciplinary visual artist, based in Toronto, ON. Specializing in fine art photography, his work draws inspiration from elements of urbanism contextualized through people, weather, music, design and the balance we strive for within our relationship to city life. Adrian’s work has been commissioned by organizations across North America, has exhibited in Canada and the United States, and has been featured in publications in London, New York, Toronto and Vancouver.
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The ideas I explore in my art examine the complex and layered elements of womanhood. Within the complex experiences of being a woman, there is beauty interwoven with strength and fragility. I am inspired visually by the elements of nature and how these elements can be symbolic of women and their experiences.
I began my artistic endeavours by pursuing an undergraduate degree at NSCAD University for Interdisciplinary Design. I originally began my career in graphic design, which led me to live abroad in Paris, and Vancouver. My desire to grow as an artist coupled with loving new experiences has fueled new creativity for my visual art. For the last 5 years, I have been living in Toronto exploring the world of illustration imagined through the digital and watercolour medium.
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We are all imprisoned in the neverending conversations with our minds. While physical health is both easily identifiable and spoken of, mental health still remains in the background like a mute elephant in the room. In this portrait the mind turns the human psyche inside-out, bringing elements of our interior, hidden universes to the fore.
Jason Balducci is a contemporary figurative painter who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Originally from Italy, his colorful paintings pay homage to his memories. His distinctive personal style emanates energy and spontaneity and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the expressionist movement.