tessarlo:

'black and white' as a term of clarity, and my newfound consideration for building a literal and metaphorical home, has steered me in a direction to explore a monochrome interior representative of a space with allowance for limitless manifestation and formation, not unlike the different ways an idea or sentiment comes to fruition, or how a home is built and filled with things material and immaterial- the interiors portray the abundant and idiosyncratic ways we come to terms with our thoughts, hopes and imagination, by way of exploration and accumulation,
tessarlo:

'black and white' as a term of clarity, and my newfound consideration for building a literal and metaphorical home, has steered me in a direction to explore a monochrome interior representative of a space with allowance for limitless manifestation and formation, not unlike the different ways an idea or sentiment comes to fruition, or how a home is built and filled with things material and immaterial- the interiors portray the abundant and idiosyncratic ways we come to terms with our thoughts, hopes and imagination, by way of exploration and accumulation,

tessarlo:

'black and white' as a term of clarity, and my newfound consideration for building a literal and metaphorical home, has steered me in a direction to explore a monochrome interior representative of a space with allowance for limitless manifestation and formation, not unlike the different ways an idea or sentiment comes to fruition, or how a home is built and filled with things material and immaterial-

the interiors portray the abundant and idiosyncratic ways we come to terms with our thoughts, hopes and imagination, by way of exploration and accumulation,

Found this old in-progress piece when I was visiting my parents home recently. Can’t recall now why I set it aside. #tbt #privateeyes
Found this old in-progress piece when I was visiting my parents home recently. Can’t recall now why I set it aside. #tbt #privateeyes

Found this old in-progress piece when I was visiting my parents home recently. Can’t recall now why I set it aside. #tbt #privateeyes

supersonicart:

Maria Nguyen.

Illustrations by Maria Nguyen:

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Good job Ms. Maria!

Arrived in the post~ My first Fables cover is out now! Even though the piece itself was finished a while back, it’s still a major thrill to see it in print. #Fables #vertigo #comics
Arrived in the post~ My first Fables cover is out now! Even though the piece itself was finished a while back, it’s still a major thrill to see it in print. #Fables #vertigo #comics

Arrived in the post~ My first Fables cover is out now! Even though the piece itself was finished a while back, it’s still a major thrill to see it in print. #Fables #vertigo #comics

paddyleung:

OOH KILL ‘EM contest time [March 09 - March 13]: show Tessar and I how you get it// post an instagram of yourself dancing with the hashtag, #dontsaydanse and we will pick two winners, the best video and the best picture- you can get a ‘don’t say, danse,’ figure, all expenses paid- winners will be announce on Sunday March 16. Show me your best moves and ooh kill’em ✨⭐️💫✨🌟✨✨

Contest!!! Win a super limited edition sculpture from Tessar Lo—- contest rules and details above #dontsaydanse
Only a few days left to enter~
paddyleung:

OOH KILL ‘EM contest time [March 09 - March 13]: show Tessar and I how you get it// post an instagram of yourself dancing with the hashtag, #dontsaydanse and we will pick two winners, the best video and the best picture- you can get a ‘don’t say, danse,’ figure, all expenses paid- winners will be announce on Sunday March 16. Show me your best moves and ooh kill’em ✨⭐️💫✨🌟✨✨

Contest!!! Win a super limited edition sculpture from Tessar Lo—- contest rules and details above #dontsaydanse
Only a few days left to enter~

paddyleung:

OOH KILL ‘EM contest time [March 09 - March 13]: show Tessar and I how you get it// post an instagram of yourself dancing with the hashtag, #dontsaydanse and we will pick two winners, the best video and the best picture- you can get a ‘don’t say, danse,’ figure, all expenses paid- winners will be announce on Sunday March 16. Show me your best moves and ooh kill’em ✨⭐️💫✨🌟✨✨

Contest!!! Win a super limited edition sculpture from Tessar Lo—- contest rules and details above #dontsaydanse

Only a few days left to enter~

supersonicart:

Andrew Hem’s “Dream But Don’t Sleep.”

Opening this Saturday, March 8th at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles, California is Andrew Hem’s solo show “Dream But Don’t Sleep.”  Hem’s style is a one of a kind, immediate aesthetic signature that pursues the dreamlands that have resulted from his upbringing in a war torn Cambodia as well as the urban sprawl of Los Angeles.  The work presented here in “Dream But Don’t Sleep" seems to find Andrew at his best yet and poises him as one of the leaders in New Contemporary art.

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jessicafortnerillustration:

I’ve always been a huge fan of Nimit Malavia's work (how could you not be, I mean just look at it!) If you're like me and enjoy seeing artists process work, then go check out his instagram. That’s where I snatched these beauties from – so inspiring! 
jessicafortnerillustration:

I’ve always been a huge fan of Nimit Malavia's work (how could you not be, I mean just look at it!) If you're like me and enjoy seeing artists process work, then go check out his instagram. That’s where I snatched these beauties from – so inspiring! 

jessicafortnerillustration:

I’ve always been a huge fan of Nimit Malavia's work (how could you not be, I mean just look at it!) If you're like me and enjoy seeing artists process work, then go check out his instagram. That’s where I snatched these beauties from – so inspiring! 

kniivila:

My most hated chore EXCEPT

I live for this feeling.
kniivila:

My most hated chore EXCEPT

I live for this feeling.

kniivila:

My most hated chore EXCEPT

I live for this feeling.

dtnart:

Don’t make me chose one. I like both!

Compassion. 2014

Long weekend. And a busy week ahead. #butterfliesandhurricanes #WIP
Long weekend. And a busy week ahead. #butterfliesandhurricanes #WIP

Long weekend. And a busy week ahead. #butterfliesandhurricanes #WIP

paddyleung:

This year my Chinese New Year was really special, I got to celebrate with Tessar Lo and to see his art with all our friends and family. It felt so nice to see everyone and to know people came out to support our very own artist. Through out the night I kept hearing Tessar’s laughter and see him smiling from ear to ear. It made me so happy to see him like this and to share this special moment with him. 

When I reflect back, I realized in his last show at Cooper Cole Gallery was our beginning of our friendship. It’s been over a year(+) and sometimes it feels like it’s been friends longer. In his last show : "Past, Present, Past - Present,"  he told a story about love, time, growth, and sadness. I remember his paintings were expressive and the colour of red was recurrent in his paintings. He also did some sculptures which was refreshing.

We can really see the progression in him and new his work taken by this last year. All his wanderings, his relationships and his passion for art really came through in current art show :oh, ou, ohh, o, Tessar once said to me “you’re lucky because no one really get’s to see me work” and he was right. I’ve spent most of my evenings going over to his studio just to watch him make art. He always surprised me with is new experiments with materials and getting excited when he finds a solution to his problems. Everyday was a new day, a new discovery. Nothing ever stopped him from doing what he wanted to do, he just did it. I want to thank him for inspiring me to live my life the same way.

Two of my favorite paintings is the large mix media jungle pieces. It reminded me when we traveled to L.A together and walking through the beautiful gardens that we visited. Just like in his paintings there is abundance and overgrown of unique plants, so much growth and so much life. His paintings looks more three dimensional as you can see the shadows and layers of paper pasted on top of each other. In his whole art career this is the most green he’s used in his paintings, and I felt those were the strongest paintings in the show. He displayed preliminary works of his off cuts of and some samples of different papers he painted to create texture in his paintings on the table.I really liked how he construct the table facings the painting across from each other. It demonstrates a nice transition from the beginning and final results of his works. 

I over heard him said to someone that everything he loves about Japan is because they don’t make art, they live in it. Everything he aspires in his life is to live and breath within art. When I walked into the gallery, it felt like I was inside his studio again. All the collection of his work and even the way he set up the tables low. It reminded me of his desk, close and intimate, the items he chose to put into the show were things that sat in his studio for months and even years. His playfulness and his experiments with materials. Sculptures he made, photos of his travels (printed) and his sketchbook pages. Even his pallet that he used for many years. All these things all matters to him because it tells a story about a specific time in his life.

What we saw at his art show was a glimpse of Tessar’s life.

 

Thoughtful words, from a unique perspective. Written with love.

Well said, Paddy

paddyleung:

I’m proud to share Tessar Lo's new art works that will be shown this Friday at Cooper Cole Gallery : oh, ou, ohh, o, In the last year I’ve watched him work and grow as an artist. It’s truly inspiring to observe him work through out the processes of experimenting with new materials, new techniques and ideas. To celebrate his hard work, I was very happy to be there to help him set up his art show and to see it all come together.

I highly recommend anyone in Toronto to come out this Friday and support one of our finest artist in this city. There will be all kinds of works including drawings, paintings, sculptures and photos (a little something for everyone).

A beautiful shoot, of beautiful work. Be sure to check out Paddy’s blog. and Be sure to visit Tessar’s show Oh, Ou, Ohh, O opening January 31st at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto.